Sumitomo Canada began to import rail from Japan in 1980. The secret to longstanding success in this business is Sumitomo Canada’s unwavering commitment to quality. Our customers place the highest importance on safety and reliability of their railway track network. They believe that rail quality from Nippon Steel & Sumitomo Metal Corp. (NSSMC) has been at the forefront of the development of new rail metallurgies and our clients have enjoyed steadily improving rail life and steadily lower rail life-cycle costs.

NSSMC is unrelenting in their support of their clients in North America, from the point of view of quality, reliability, and product development. They send their engineers to North America regularly for product development discussions with their counterparts at the railway and routinely ‘walk the track’ to monitor product performance.

Since Sumitomo started selling rail in North America, we have sold enough rail that if we were to place it end to end, we would have enough rail to span from Osaka, Japan to Vancouver, British Columbia!


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