Who We Are
At A Glance
Sumitomo Corporation Asia & Oceania Group is a leading integrated trading and investment solutions provider. We are an integral member of the Sumitomo Corporation Group, a key player in the global exchange of goods, services and technology.
Headquartered in Singapore, we operate 28 offices in 25 cities across 14 countries in Asia and Oceania. Our success and growth are underpinned by a multinational workforce of more than 1,000 people in the region. Our activities are supported by a global network of more than 930 group companies from 135 locations in 66 countries.
Since our beginnings in the 1950s, we have helped numerous companies expand and open up new markets. From sourcing raw materials to launching business projects to satisfying retail demands, our role evolves to meet current and future needs. Today from upstream to downstream operations, we have developed integrated business models that extend across the entire value chain of the products and services we deal in.
Our businesses span diverse industries such as metal products, transportation and construction systems, automotive, automotive finance and services, environment and infrastructure, food, materials, real estate, media, lifestyle, mineral resources, energy, chemicals and electronics. As we continue to deliver value, we remain a firm advocate of sustainable development in fulfilling our role as a good corporate citizen. We are growing with Asia and Oceania.
Sumitomo Corporation Asia & Oceania Group adopts what we call the Business Unit Management System with the objective to execute business strategies effectively and efficiently. In this system, the business operations of our group entities are strategically coordinated under eight business units and a corporate unit. This allows us to expand our businesses across the region with the most effective resource allocation and efficient operation. Our regional network of offices also ensures that customers gain access to local expertise and support whenever required.
Our competitive strengths are key drivers of our business success. These strengths are a culmination of extensive experience in a wide range of businesses and expertise across a global network. They enable us to respond to the varied and sophisticated needs of our customers in a changing world, every time and on time.
With a tradition of integrity based on Sumitomo’s Business Philosophy, we have cultivated the trust of our customers over decades. This is the most fundamental and valuable asset of our business.
We excel in business creation and are highly competent in identifying promising new products, developing new markets, organising business operation and projects, and building partnerships.
We have direct access to a vast network of more than 900 group companies from 129 locations in 66 countries. Combining global expertise and local wisdom, we offer the right resources at the right time at the right place promptly and securely.
Combining a risk culture with decades of experience in integrated trading and investment, we have built a robust risk management system that expertly manages diverse risks associated with credit standing, and market and enterprise operation.
We enjoy close and multi-faceted relations with over 100,000 business partners around the world across all industries. In every country where we operate, we establish strategic alliances with local partners who are instrumental to our continuous growth.
We are able to customise financial solutions for the specific needs of our customers such as funding, trade financing, project financing, leasing and so on.
Our team of professional, enterprising and resourceful personnel has accumulated extensive knowledge, expertise and experience in diverse business fields. We are always ready to work on tailored and innovative solutions to help our customers find the most competitive strategies.
In addition to a wide range of integrated logistics services that efficiently manage cost and transportation, we have the capacity to develop and deploy comprehensive services to match demand and supply such as optimised inventory management systems and just-in-time delivery.
By leveraging our global network, we provide our customers with accurate and vital information on market conditions and trends.
We effectively utilise information and communications technology (ICT) to refine our business models and offer solutions that best enhance operational efficiency, such as developing sophisticated Supply Chain Management (SCM) systems and supporting network business.