One of the largest carbide manufacturers in the world, Sumitomo Electric Carbide, Inc. (SCI) has been operating in the United States since 1979 with multiple U.S. based cutting tool manufacturing facilities. A technology first mentality has driven SCI to be a leader in product development, quality and customer satisfaction as they develop, manufacture, and bring to market the finest cutting tools in the industry. With more than 350 subsidiaries worldwide, the Sumitomo Electric Group, a Fortune global 500 company, continues to introduce a wide variety of products that fulfill the expectations of society, in five business fields: Automotive, Information & Communications, Electronics, Environment & Energy, and Industrial Materials.