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Founded in December 1919, the SUMITOMO Group is one of the largest industrial and financial groups worldwide. It is present in various sectors, including electricity, electronics and trade. The Japanese Empire was composed of 37 companies in 2007 and ranked among the top five global business groups. The different companies are autonomous in management and legal status.

Present in 65 countries, SUMITOMO has a work force of more than 153,000 employees and reported in 2011 a gross profit of approximately $ 11.5 million USD.

SUMITOMO ELECTRIC BORDNETZE Tunisia Sarl is a cable system manufacturer which started its activities in Boussalem (Jendouba) in March 2009 on an industrial area of about 2500 m².

Specializing in the production of electrical cables for the automotive industry, its overall investments are valued at nearly USD 25 million and the number of created employment positions is close to 500 jobs (in 2011).