Sumitomo Metals to Expand Original Sheet Pile Sales

Sumitomo Metal Industries tries to increase sales of original sheet pile products including SM-J pile and SM HI-Drain pile. The firm targets 1,500 tonnes sales for SM HI-Drain pile and 5,000 tonnes for SM-J pile in fiscal 2011 ending March 2012.

Sumitomo Metals offers SM HI-Drain pile for potential liquefaction of land in major earthquake. Sumitomo Metals checked more than 20 sites in northeastern Japan after the major earthquake to find no problem in building structure. The firm gets higher order for the product after the quake while the firm proposes the solution to general contractors and architects.

Sumitomo Metals also expands the sales of SM-J pile appealing almost no noise. The firm suggests the product at building activity in limited spaced land. The firm got around 300 tonnes order for drainage repair in Singapore. The firm tries to increase the offshore sales through cooperation with offshore users. The firm decided to increase the sales in demand season of second half of the year after the order receipt exceeded 1,000 tonnes in the first half.