13 September 2023
His Majesty King Charles III of the UK Visits the Port of Nigg in Scotland, the Designated Location for Sumitomo Electric's Envisioned Power Cable Factory
On August 8, His Majesty King Charles III of the United Kingdom visited Scotland and toured the area of the Port of Nigg in the Highlands where Sumitomo Electric Industries, Ltd. is planning to construct a power cable factory.
Sumitomo Electric announced its plans to establish a power cable factory in the area in April 2023 with the aim of expanding its power cable business in the European region, and is currently working on the concrete implementation of these plans.
After His Majesty was briefed by local officials on the Port of Nigg, a Green Freeport designed to boost innovation and inclusive growth, Masayoshi Matsumoto, Chairman and CEO of Sumitomo Electric, was honored to meet His Majesty and explain the outline of the factory and the employment opportunities to be created in the area. His Majesty addressed the attendees and extended his wishes for their success in establishing a state-of-the-art power cable manufacturing factory in the UK.
Sumitomo Electric is committed to contributing to the creation of a carbon-free society through its high-quality power cables and advanced technological capabilities that it has accumulated over the years.