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Japan’s one of the largest Sogo shosha Sumitomo Corporation, announced that Sumitomo Corporation of Americas (SCOA) would be investing in Origin WirelessTM, a developer of advanced wireless sensing technologies for various “Smart Life” applications. The investment by SCOA will help Origin Wireless accelerate its integration with 5G mobile, enhancing the company’s solutions portfolio.

Maryland based Origin technology transforms Wi-Fi devices into Wi-Fi sensors. The company provides solutions for three core product lines: Origin Home, Origin Health, and Origin Tracking. Their applications target smart homes, cars, buildings and factories, with use-cases in security monitoring, asset/people tracking, and elderly well-being monitoring.

The prominent deals and expansions by Sumitomo Corporation are featured below:

February 2020: Sumitomo Corporation and Japan Airlines (JAL) entered into a cooperation agreement with Bell Textron Inc., a Textron Inc. to promote the development of the Air Mobility Industry, including the infrastructure for next generation air transportation methods.

February 2020: Sumitomo Corporations subsidiary Sumitomo Corporation India Pvt Ltd. announced its expansion with a new office in Bengaluru, India. Bengaluru has one of the largest number of IT engineers in the world.

January 2020: Sumitomo Corporation, through its subsidiary Sumitomo Corporation of Americas, announced its investment in Elementum 3D, Inc. an additive manufacturing research and development company that specializes in the creation of advanced metals, composites and ceramics. This investment will help expand the marketing and sales of Elementum’s proprietary powder.

December 2019: Sumitomo Corporation has acquired Collier Center, an office building in Phoenix, Arizona (US), through Sumitomo Corporation of Americas. The Collier Center building has a total leasable floor area of 53,725 m2, and is situated in the center of Phoenix’s downtown district.

About Sumitomo Corporation

Sumitomo Corporation Group, incorporated in 1919, is a member company of the Sumitomo Group, conducts business activities in a wide range of industries on a global scale. Areas of operations include Metal Products, Transportation and Construction Systems, Infrastructure, Media and ICT, Living Related and Real Estate, Mineral Resources, Energy, and Chemical and Electronics. Sumitomo has around 66 offices in around 135 countries of the world. It has approximately 67,000 employees across the globe in around 129 companies of the group.

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