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Managing polymer material innovation in Europe

Sumitomo Riko Europe Profile

The history of Sumitomo Riko Europe began 2013 when the Sumitomo Riko Group took over Anvis Group and Dytech Group. The already existing SumiRiko Poland entity was then integrated to the EU group structure. Connecting Japanese and European expertise set the foundations for what was to prove to be a very successful partnership.

The Sumitomo Riko was founded in Japan in 1929. In almost 100 years, the company has developed into one of the leading developers and producers of polymer components and systems.

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Sumitomo Riko Group in Europe

The Sumitomo Riko Group operates a network of development and production sites in Europe that is tailored to the requirements of European customers.
In Europe, Sumitomo Riko offers a solution portfolio that is tailored to the requirements of European customers. Development and industrialization processes can thus be supported directly and in close cooperation, no matter where in the world the product is later produced or used.

From the Group’s broad innovation portfolio, our European companies develop use cases that provide the right answers to our customers’ requirements, and this, from the local development center. Integrated into a global network of knowledge and business support, Sumitomo Riko is a reliable local partner offering the power of an international network.


Global power of the Sumitomo Riko Group

Based on the technologies of compounding, synthesizing, and modifying, our Polymer Materials Technology gives form to superior functional materials and creates products with exceptionally high added value.

On top of this is our Comprehensive Evaluation Technology that enables us to evaluate and verify the required performance and reliability by ourselves. With these strengths supporting research and development at Sumitomo Riko as our core competencies, we are reaching out to new markets and regions, as well as aggressively expanding our existing business. We continue our challenge to create value that plays a vital role for people, society, and the earth’s environment.
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The Sumitomo Spirit is the value foundation of the Group

Sumitomo Riko Europe has a deep understanding and incorporates perfectly the Sumitomo Spirit, internalizing its principles and making them the ABC’s of its employees’ daily actions.

The Sumitomo Spirit has been refined through the generations for 400 years based on the Founder‘s Precepts „Monjuin Shiigaki,“ which Masatomo Sumitomo, the founder of the Sumitomo family, wrote and handed on to describe how a merchant should conduct business. The basic points of the Sumitomo Spirit have been passed on in the form of the two articles of the Business Principles as management guidelines of Sumitomo companies.

Business Principles

Article 1
Sumitomo shall achieve prosperity based on a solid foundation by placing prime importance on integrity and sound
management in the conduct of its business.

Article 2
Sumitomo‘s business interests must always be in harmony with the public interest. Sumitomo shall adapt to good times and
bad times but will not pursue immoral business.

The Sumitomo Spirit

信用確実  Shinyo-kakujitsu
“Place importance on integrity and sound management.”

The Business Principles Article 1 emphasizes the importance of integrity; that is, being worthy of the trust of others.


不趨浮利  Fusu-furi
“Do not act rashly or carelessly in pursuit of easy gains.”

In its first part, Article 2 speaks of the importance of working proactively, pursuing profit by quickly and appropriately responding to changes in society and not being content with the status quo. At the same time, Article 2 emphasizes the importance of harmonizing business gains with the public interest and scorns reckless or careless actions in pursuit of easy gain. While furi means easy, temporary, or short-term gain, the term also implies unfair profit obtained through dishonest means.

Sumitomo Riko Group Management Philosophy

In light of the Sumitomo Spirit, all of us at the Sumitomo Riko Group will:

  1. We will provide superior products and services to meet customer needs based on technological innovation.
  2. We will place top priority on safety and work to ensure the safety of people and society.
  3. We will strive to protect the global environment and to contribute to creating better communities.
  4. We will maintain a high standard of corporate ethics and observe all laws and regulations to earn public trust and confidence worldwide.
  5. We will foster an invigorating corporate culture that respects our employees’ diversity, personal qualities, and individuality.

Work well, live well

You don’t want to work just anywhere. You want to work somewhere you can use your skills to optimum effect – and have the best possible opportunities for self-development. In a pleasant environment where you can work well and live well. As part of a worldwide network, each day provides an opportunity for global interactions and exciting career prospects. And that in one of the most exciting industries around.



Pioneering technologies, growing international markets, and exciting development prospects – that’s what it’s like working with Sumitomo Riko in Europe.

An important success factor of our company are our employees who shape the future with new ideas and creative solutions – the future of our company but also theirs. Therefore, we offer a lot of freedom for employees to use their individual potential and purposefully promote personal development. The technological specialization of SumiRiko AVS Germany creates the opportunity to build unique expertise and form interesting networks:

  • In an international environment, in emerging economic markets such as Asia or Eastern Europe.
  • In the innovative environment of a global technology leader and primary developer
  • With the unique opportunity to take on challenging tasks right from the start

With the security and innovativeness of an international company.

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