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At a glance

This is what dis­tin­guish­es us as a com­pa­ny

Many years of exper­tise: Wiring har­ness sys­tems and com­po­nents have been our core com­pe­tence for more than 35 years.

By strate­gi­cal­ly shap­ing the Group, SEBN is using the momen­tum to posi­tion itself as a sus­tain­able sys­tem and com­plete solu­tion provider. With an eye on trans­for­ma­tion and a fin­ger on the pulse of the times, we work as a full-ser­vice sup­pli­er from con­cept devel­op­ment to series pro­duc­tion for our cus­tomers.

Indi­vid­ual mobil­i­ty moves us. That is why we use our inno­v­a­tive strength to work on future top­ics in the auto­mo­tive indus­try, such as elec­tri­fi­ca­tion through our exper­tise in the high-volt­age seg­ment.

We are a glob­al play­er with a devel­op­ment and pro­duc­tion net­work of 40 sites in 14 coun­tries.

As a sub­sidiary of Sum­it­o­mo Elec­tric Indus­tries and Sum­it­o­mo Wiring Sys­tems, we are one of the world’s largest wiring har­ness sys­tem man­u­fac­tur­ers.

Our Board of Direc­tors

Soichiro Namba

Soichi­ro Nam­ba

CEO and Mem­ber of the Admin­is­tra­tive Board

Takao Nagase

Takao Nagase

Exec­u­tive Direc­tor Finance

Carsten Schulze

Carsten Schulze

Exec­u­tive Direc­tor Devel­op­ment, Chi­na, Human Resources, Cor­po­rate Com­mu­ni­ca­tions, and Infor­ma­tion Tech­nol­o­gy

Kazu­mit­su Fuka­da

Exec­u­tive Direc­tor Man­u­fac­tur­ing

Sven-Uwe Niemann

SVEN-UWE NIEMANN

Exec­u­tive Direc­tor Sales, Sup­ply Chain Man­age­ment, NAFTA Region and Busi­ness Cen­ter

Soichiro Namba

Soichi­ro Nam­ba

CEO, Mem­ber of the Admin­is­tra­tive Board

Takao Nagase

Takao Nagase

Exec­u­tive Direc­tor Finance

Carsten Schulze

Carsten Schulze

Exec­u­tive Direc­tor Devel­op­ment, Chi­na, Human Resources, Cor­po­rate Com­mu­ni­ca­tions, and Infor­ma­tion Tech­nol­o­gy

Kazu­mit­su Fuka­da

Exec­u­tive Direc­tor Man­u­fac­tur­ing

Sven-Uwe Niemann

Sven-Uwe Nie­mann

Exec­u­tive Direc­tor Sup­ply Chain Man­age­ment, NAFTA Region and Busi­ness Cen­ter

Claus Nottbrock

Claus Not­tbrock

Exec­u­tive Direc­tor Sales and Strat­e­gy

His­to­ry

For more than 35 years, our cus­tomers have relied on our exper­tise.

Strong in the net­work

We are shap­ing the trans­for­ma­tion of the auto­mo­tive indus­try in a strong group of com­pa­nies, the Sum­it­o­mo Elec­tric Group is active

Sus­tain­abil­i­ty & Sum­it­o­mo Spir­it

With all our ISO 14001 cer­ti­fied sites, we active­ly take respon­si­bil­i­ty.

More than 35 years of SEBN: How we have grown

In 1986, the suc­cess sto­ry of Sum­it­o­mo Elec­tric Bor­d­net­ze SE began under the name Volk­swa­gen Bor­d­net­ze GmbH in Berlin. In the begin­ning, we pro­duced the first wiring har­ness­es for the VW Polo and VW Golf. In the mean­time, we have grown strong­ly and have been a part of Sum­it­o­mo Elec­tric Indus­tries since 2006. For more than 35 years, our cus­tomers have relied on our exper­tise. You can find the mile­stones of our com­pa­ny his­to­ry here.

More than 35 Years of His­to­ry

1986
Estab­lish­ment
VW Bordnetze Logo
SEBN

Estab­lished a Joint Ven­ture between Volk­swa­gen AG and Siemens AG, giv­en the name Volk­swa­gen Bor­d­net­ze GmbH in Berlin

Ini­tial start of pro­duc­tion for Polo and Golf wire har­ness­es

1990
Open­ing
Cerkezkoey-Tuerkei

Opened the first loca­tion abroad in Cerkezköy,
Turkey

1992
Open­ing
Gorzow Polen

Opened loca­tion
in Gorzów, Poland

1993
Volk­swa­gen
Golf-IV

Volk­swa­gen Bor­d­net­ze has emerged from a man­u­fac­tur­er to also a devel­op­ing com­pa­ny: respon­si­ble for VW Golf A4 in terms of con­cep­tion, con­struc­tion, sup­ply chain man­age­ment, pro­to­types and design

1995
Ger­many
Emden

Ini­tial start of logis­tic
cen­ter in Emden,
Ger­many

1996
Slo­va­kia
Nitra Slowakei

Opened loca­tion in Nitra, Slo­va­kia

1997
Volk­swa­gen
1997-Golf-A4-KSK

Deliv­ered the first cus­tomer spe­cif­ic
wire har­ness (KSK)
for VW Golf A4

2000
Wolfs­burg
Headquarter Wolfsburg, the old one

Relo­cat­ed Head­quar­ters
from Berlin to Wolfs­burg, Ger­many

2001
Africa
Afrika Marokko

Opened the first loca­tion
in Africa: Tanger, Moroc­co

2001
Spain
Pamplona

Opened loca­tion in Pam­plona, Spain

2004
Chi­na
Suzhou China

Formed Joint Ven­tures in Changchun and Suzhou, Chi­na

2006
SEBN GmbH
Ukraine Bulgarien

Volk­swa­gen AG and Siemens AG sold
Volk­swa­gen Bor­d­net­ze GmbH.
Sum­it­o­mo Elec­tric Indus­tries and Sum­it­o­mo Wiring Sys­tems acquired the com­pa­ny:
Sum­it­o­mo Elec­tric Bor­d­net­ze GmbH.

2006
Bul­gar­ia
Karnobat Bulgaria

Opened loca­tion in Karnobat, Bul­gar­ia

2006
Ukraine
Ternopil Ukraine

Opened loca­tion in Ternopil, Ukraine

2007
Mex­i­co
Tlaxcala Mexico

Entered into the
Amer­i­c­as: Estab­lished loca­tion in Tlax­cala,
Mex­i­co

2008
Bul­gar­ia
Mezdra Bulgaria

Opened loca­tion in Mez­dra, Bul­gar­ia

2008
Tune­sien
Tunesien

Opened loca­tion
in El Irtyah, Tunisia

2009
Chi­na
Chengdu China

Opened loca­tion
in Cheng­du, Chi­na

2010
Roma­nia
Caransebes Rumanien

Opened a loca­tion in Caransebes, Roma­nia

2012
Chi­na
Wuzhou China

Opened loca­tion
in Wuzhou, Chi­na

2012
Spain
Martorell

Opened loca­tion in Mar­torell, Spain

2012
Golf BEV
Golf BEV

Man­u­fac­tured the
first pro­to­type wire har­ness­es for bat­tery
elec­tric vehi­cles
(Golf BEV)

2013
Ukraine
Chernivtsi Ukraine

Opened loca­tion
in Cher­nivt­si, Ukraine

2014
Roma­nia
Severin

Opened loca­tion
in Sev­erin, Roma­nia

2014
Chi­na
Changsha China

Opened loca­tion
in Chang­sha, Chi­na

2015
SEBN AG
Logo SE Bordnetze

SEBN GmbH was con­vert­ed to a stock com­pa­ny under Ger­man law: Sum­it­o­mo Elec­tric Bor­d­net­ze AG

2016
Ukraine
Chortkiv Ukraine

Opened loca­tion
in Chortkiv, Ukraine

2016
SEBN SE
Logo SE Bordnetze

SEBN AG has been fur­ther con­vert­ed into
an Euro­pean stock com­pa­ny Soci­etas Euro­peae: Sum­it­o­mo Elec­tric Bor­d­net­ze SE

2016
Moldo­va
Orhei Moldau

Opened loca­tion
in Orhei, Moldo­va

2016
Roma­nia
Targu Jiu Romania

Opened loca­tion
in Tar­gu Jiu, Roma­nia

2017
Chi­na
Qingdao China

Opened loca­tion
in Qing­dao, Chi­na

2017
Chi­na
Tianjin China

Opened loca­tion
in Tian­jin, Chi­na

2018
Ukraine
Khmelnytskyi Ukraine

Opened loca­tion
in Khmel­nyt­skyi, Ukraine

2019
Tunisia
El Fejja Tunisia

Opened loca­tion
in El Fej­ja, Tunisia

2021
Moldo­va
Straseni Moldau

Opened loca­tion
in Straseni, Moldo­va

2022
Moroc­co

Opened loca­tion in Salé, Moroc­co

Strong in the Sum­it­o­mo Elec­tric Group

We are part of a strong group of com­pa­nies. As a sub­sidiary of Sum­it­o­mo Elec­tric Indus­tries and Sum­it­o­mo Wiring Sys­tems, we offer our cus­tomers high-qual­i­ty, indi­vid­ual, and sus­tain­able com­plete solu­tions from a sin­gle source. Whether wiring har­ness sys­tems, elec­tron­ics, com­po­nents — the exper­tise that dis­tin­guish­es us through coop­er­a­tion with­in the group of com­pa­nies makes us a strong part­ner for our cus­tomers and their con­cepts for the future. In this way, we are active­ly dri­ving for­ward the trans­for­ma­tion of the auto­mo­tive indus­try. As a full-ser­vice sup­pli­er, we at SEBN take on com­plete respon­si­bil­i­ty for the devel­op­ment and pro­duc­tion process of this over­all sys­tem. Our long-stand­ing rela­tion­ship with cus­tomers from the auto­mo­tive indus­try and their cus­tomer sat­is­fac­tion are proof of our above-aver­age per­for­mance in devel­op­ment, qual­i­ty, and logis­tics.

In addi­tion, the pro­tec­tion and secu­ri­ty of our cus­tomer data is of par­tic­u­lar con­cern to us. For this rea­son, in addi­tion to the legal require­ments, SEBN reg­u­lar­ly under­goes the TISAX audit (Trust­ed Infor­ma­tion Secu­ri­ty Assess­ment Exchange), a cross-com­pa­ny test­ing and exchange pro­ce­dure for infor­ma­tion secu­ri­ty in the auto­mo­tive indus­try and is thus a TISAX-cer­ti­fied sup­pli­er.

41 Loca­tions in 13 Coun­tries

Respon­si­ble for Sus­tain­abil­i­ty

As a glob­al­ly oper­at­ing com­pa­ny, we are aware that sus­tain­abil­i­ty and eco­nom­ic suc­cess go hand in hand. We treat the envi­ron­ment, resources, and peo­ple with respect. For exam­ple, all com­pa­nies in the Sum­it­o­mo Elec­tric Group strive to pro­tect the glob­al envi­ron­ment through waste reduc­tion and ener­gy sav­ing ini­tia­tives. At all SEBN sites, com­pli­ance with glob­al envi­ron­men­tal stan­dards is ensured through the “ISO 14001” cer­ti­fi­ca­tion of our envi­ron­men­tal man­age­ment sys­tem. With this stan­dard, we as a glob­al play­er are doing our part to counter cli­mate change and increas­ing envi­ron­men­tal prob­lems through height­ened aware­ness and active accep­tance of respon­si­bil­i­ty.

The Sum­it­o­mo Spir­it

We strive for best per­for­mance and to let integri­ty guide our work. We pro­mote an empow­er­ing cor­po­rate cul­ture that respects the diver­si­ty, per­son­al­i­ty, and indi­vid­u­al­i­ty of our employ­ees. In doing so, we adhere to the high­est eth­i­cal stan­dards in order to com­ply with laws and reg­u­la­tions. We are guid­ed by the prin­ci­ples of the Sum­it­o­mo Spir­it:

Ban­ji-nis­sei

Do your sin­cere best, not only in busi­ness, but in every aspect of your life.

Shinyo-kaku­jit­su

Place val­ue on integri­ty and good man­age­ment.

Fusu-furi

Adapt to the changes in soci­ety in time, but remem­ber not to make short-term uneth­i­cal gains.

Com­pli­ance – Code of Con­duct

Based on the Sum­it­o­mo Spir­it, the SEBN Code of Con­duct defines our stan­dards of behav­ior that should guide all com­pa­ny employ­ees and help us to act with integri­ty in busi­ness.

The Code of Con­duct is dis­trib­uted to all Sum­it­o­mo Elec­tric Group com­pa­nies world­wide and applies equal­ly to all employ­ees, offi­cers, and direc­tors. The Code of Con­duct pro­vides the nec­es­sary resources to align deci­sions with eth­i­cal stan­dards.