3M Company (3M), is a diversified technology company. The Company operates in six segments: industrial and transportation; healthcare; consumer and office; safety, security and protection services; display and graphics, and electro and communications businesses. 3M products are sold through a number of distribution channels, including directly to users and through wholesalers, retailers, jobbers, distributors and dealers in a range of trades in a number of countries worldwide. In April 2012, it acquired CodeRyte Inc. On November 28, 2012, the Company acquired Ceradyne, Inc. In April 2014, the Company acquired Treo Solutions. In September 2014, 3M Co announced that it acquired, through Sumitomo 3M Ltd., of Sumitomo Electric Industries Ltd.�s 25% interest in Sumitomo 3M Ltd.