The Sumitomo Heavy Industries Group is turning novel ideas and dreams into reality by taking advantage of proven technologies in areas ranging from the world of nanotechnology to gigantic megastructures, utilizing workmanship nurtured through a tradition that spans more than one hundred years.
This group develops, manufactures and sells gear reducers, which are devices for decelerating the turning speeds of motors to an optimum rate, as well as increasing the torque. Gear reducers are critical devices, essential for any motorized component. They are used in elevators and escalators, as well as industrial robots and production lines in manufacturing plants. Available product lines offer an ample variety of products that are capable of handling motor capacities from compact 6W models to ultra-large models that cope with several thousand kW.
This division develops, manufactures and sells injection molding machines, which are used to create plastic products made by pouring melted plastic into a die. The majority of plastic products that are close to us in our lives, such as CDs, DVDs and Blu-ray discs, as well as PET bottles, mobile phones, computer components and medical apparatuses, are made by injection molding machines.
This division creates products through the application of technologies for accelerating electrons, such as the proton therapy system that takes out targeted cancerous lesions or medication supply systems for positron emission tomography (PET), which is proven to be effective for the early detection of cancers. Other than these, the division makes products that contribute to society in the areas of health care and energy, such as solar cell manufacturing equipment.
This group develops, manufactures and sells cryogenic refrigeration units that are capable of refrigerating at temperatures near absolute zero (-273℃), as well as related products. This cryogenic technology is used for generating superconductors used in high-precision infrared astronomical telescopes. More specifically, it is used in cryopumps (ultra-vacuum pumps) that are essential for semiconductor manufacturing equipment, as well as medical equipment, such as magnetic resonance imaging (MRI) systems, along with astronomical telescopes, such as the Subaru Telescope (of National Astronomical Observatory of Japan, located on summit of Mauna Kea, Hawaii, USA).
This division develops, manufactures and sells precision positioning machines, which are used in the manufacturing of semiconductors and liquid crystal panels, as well as drives and control systems for various equipment. This division also offers laser annealing equipment incorporated in the manufacturing process of insulated gate bipolar transistor (IGBT) power semiconductors that play a role in efficiently controlling electric power, as well as mass production equipment, such as compression molding machines, which are used for the packaging of cutting edge semiconductors, thereby contributing towards the miniaturization of mobile phones and mobile devices. The aforementioned control systems are provided for a wide range of applications, ranging from manufacturing facilities for lithium-ion batteries to the hybrid controls of various industrial machinery.
This group manufactures products, such as machine guns for the Ministry of Defense. The group manufactures a wide range of products from large scale items that are mounted on battleships to items small enough to be carried by a person, while supplying high-precision targeting functions and products created through the utilization of state of the art technologies, thereby contributing to the security of Japan.
This group develops, manufactures and sells products relating to thermal electric power plant facilities, air pollution control facilities and industrial waste treatment facilities. Circulating fluidized bed (CFB) boilers, used for generating private power at manufacturing plants, are capable of efficiently burning fuel by floating it using air blown in from the bottom. These products are considerate of the environment and support a wide variety of fuels, such as low grade coals or biomass fuels.
This division caters to the needs of three-dimensional automated warehouses, as well as storage and conveyor facilities within manufacturing plants, along with storage and picking facilities at distribution centers. Furthermore, the division also supplies mechanical parking systems for which a puzzle-method was adopted to effectively maximize the available space with a variety of layouts.
More than 1,300 ships have been built since the inauguration of the business. In recent years the division has specialized in the mid-size tanker field, building ships with high added value that require sophisticated technological capabilities. In the past, this division built the world’s first double-acting tanker, as well as double-hull tankers, the largest refrigerated cargo vessel in the world, car transport vessels and a grab dredger that has been listed in the Guinness Book of World Records, as well as the large sailing ships, Nippon Maru and Kaio Maru, used for training, which are proud achievements for Japan.
This division’s business operations relate to wastewater treatment facilities for the private sector, as well as water service and sewer facilities for government and public sector institutions, along with the analysis and measurement of water quality, air and gas. This division offers total solutions for water treatment, ranging from treatment plants to individual units and equipment, drawing on a track record spanning more than 50 years in the water treatment business.
This division handles reaction containers used in oil refinery facilities, as well as agitating vessels. Coke drums, which are types of reaction containers, extract light oil from heavy oil and contribute to the effective utilization of petroleum resources. Agitating vessels uniformly mix various fluids ranging from low viscosity liquids to high viscosity liquids in order to promote a chemical reaction. They are used in manufacturing products that enhance life-style, such as high performance films and functional resins.
Ion injection equipment, steam turbines, process pumps, cooling towers, clean room systems, distillation equipment, extractive distillation facilities, evaporation services, crystallizers, dust collectors, electrical precipitators, transport and cargo handling equipment, forklifts, laminating equipment, precision forging, metal injection molding, hydraulic shovels, road machinery, surface grinding machines, forging presses, wrought steel rolls, spinning machines, coolant processing equipment, software development, security services, non-destructive inspections, food and beverage manufacturing facilities.