Sumitomo Metal Mining Co., Ltd. engages in the mining business. It operates through the following segments: Mineral Resources, Smelting and Refining, Materials, and Others. The Mineral Resources segment includes the exploration, development and production of non-ferrous metal resources as well as the sale of ores and other products. The Smelting and Refining segment sells copper, nickel, ferro-nickel, zinc, lead, and precious metals such as gold, silver, and platinum. The Materials segment manufactures and sells lead frames, tape materials, bonding wires, and advanced materials. The Others segment includes real estate and technical engineering. The company was founded by Riemon Soga in 1590 and is headquartered in Tokyo, Japan.