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THE PRESENT IN SWEDEN
SC Motors Sweden AB is a wholly owned subsidiary of the Japanese trading house Sumitomo Corporation, one of Japan's oldest and largest trading houses with 72,000 employees in the Group and business in 65 countries. The European headquarters are located in London. Sumitomo's Swedish operations, SC Motors, are importers of Mitsubishi Motors vehicles. The SC Motors Group consists of about 70 employees with many different skills and orientations, which makes us an exciting and dynamic workplace.
The history of Sumitomo dates back to Masatomo Sumitomo (1585 – 1625), who opened a book and medicine shop in Kyoto in the 17th century. Masatomo left his teachings in the form of “Founder’s Precepts” in which he expounds concisely the points in conducting business. His precepts still serve as the foundation of the “Sumitomo spirit”.
At the beginning the Founder’s Percepts call on us to “Not only in the matter of business but in all situations, make efforts with deepest gratitude in every aspect” as well as to refine ourselves to develop a trustworthy character rather than just pursuing money-making endeavors. In the main text, the percepts emphasize the importance of honesty, prudence and sound management.
Around the same time Masatomo’s brother-in-law Riemon Soga (1572 – 1636), who ran a copper smelting and coppersmithing business in Kyoto (under the nae Izumiya), developed, with considerable effort, a copper smelting technology called “Nanban-buki(western Refining)” to extract silver from crude copper. Tomomochi Sumitomo (1607 – 1662), the eldest son of Riemon, who became a family member of the house of Sumitomo by marrying a daughter of Masatomo, extended the business to Osaka, and disclosed the “Nanban-buki” technology to other copper smelters. Sumitomo/Izumiya thus became to be looked up to as the “head family of Nanban-buki” and Osaka subsequently took the lead in the copper refining industry in Japan.
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