The Sumitomo business was started in Kyoto, the historical capital city of Japan, nearly 400 years ago by Masatomo Sumitomo (1585-1652) and Riemon Soga (1572-1636).
The emblem of Riemon Soga's original business, Izumiya (izumi "spring" and ya "shop"), and many Sumitomo companies today is an igeta, a frame placed around a well in pre-modern Japan. The igeta symbolizes sparkling water gushing constantly from a fountainhead, which forms a mighty river before flowing into a vast ocean.
Business Principles of Sumitomo
In 1891, Sumitomo formulated it's business principles, which based upon the "Founders precepts" by Masatomo
Corporate mission of Sumitomo Electric
Sumitomo Electric's corporate mission is to serve society by applying technological innovation to the development of tomorrow's products and services. This mission is represented graphically by the communication symbol, which features three diagonal lines extending from the tops of the Company's initials, SEI (Sumitomo Electric Industries) These three lines denote the keywords that sum up Sumitomo Electric's operations namely;