Nippon Steel & Sumitomo Metal Corp. engages in the manufacture and trade of steel products. It operates through the following segments: Steelmaking and Steel Fabrication; Engineering and Construction; Chemicals; New Materials; and System Solutions. The Steelmaking and Steel Fabrication segment produces and distributes steel sheets, plates, bars and wire rods, pipes and tubes, and machinery parts. The Engineering and Construction segment develops steel plants, heat management facilities, and industrial machinery and equipment. The Chemicals segment deals with chemical products, carbon materials, and epoxy resin products. The New Materials segment manufactures and trades semiconductors, stainless steel foils, silicon carbide wafers, carbon fibers, and metal substrates for catalytic converters. The System Solutions segment includes information technology infrastructure services. The company was founded in 1886 and is headquartered in Tokyo, Japan.