Mineral Resources, Energy, Chemical & Electronics

Our business unit is active in various fields, including mineral resources, energy, chemicals, plastics and electronics.

In the chemicals and electronics field, we handle organic and inorganic chemicals, plastics, cutting-edge electronics industry materials as well as life science-related products.

In the mineral resources and energy field, our portfolio includes coal, iron ore, copper, petroleum and liquefied natural gas (LNG). Our trading activities encompass areas such as carbon products, ferrous raw materials, petroleum and gas.

Strategic Fields

  • Organic Chemicals and Plastics

    We are currently handling mainly Asian-made petrochemical products while actively expanding our supply sources to other countries and areas. One of the core areas of our plastics business is the supply of plastic resins, primarily to manufacturers of automobile parts and electrical appliances in Thailand and Indonesia. To strengthen our earning base, we are aiming to increase our strategic investment in upstream and downstream fields.

  • Inorganic and Functional Chemicals

    Our main business is handling inorganic chemicals and minerals such as sulfuric acid, silica, aluminium hydroxide and slag for various industries like water, glass, tyre and construction. We are actively supplying various types of functional chemicals for coating, semiconductors and healthcare industries in Asia and Oceania.

  • Life Science

    In the field of Life Science, we are engaged in the trading of pharmaceutical intermediates, active pharmaceutical ingredients (APIs) and final dosage forms like tablets and agrochemicals including both technical grade and formulations. In addition, we have been a reputable fertiliser marketer in Asia and Australia where our group companies, Union Harvest (Malaysia) and Summit Rural WA (Australia) provide optimal solutions to growers.

  • Electronics

    We deal with cutting edge electronics industry materials such as silicon wafers and HDD substrate. Another area of operation is in the Electronics Manufacturing Services (EMS) under Sumitronics Group mainly in Indonesia, Thailand and the Philippines.

    Sumitronics Group specialises in contract manufacturing of electronic components for “set makers” or manufacturers of assembled products, such as office automation products, automobile and white goods. We are expanding our EMS operation geographically and horizontally to cover more diversified business fields.

  • Mineral Resources & Energy

    Sumitomo Corporation Group has formed strategic alliances with major mining companies such as Glencore Xstrata, Rio Tinto, and Vale. We hold mining rights in and operate 1 Australian copper mine of Northparkes and 4 Australian coal mines including Oaky Creek, Hail Creek, Rolleston and Clermont. In total, we supply 40 million tons per annum of metallurgical and steaming coal combined through our joint ventures. We have been expanding our portfolios incrementally and with extensive knowledge and experience, we are seeking further investment opportunities in new resources and developing new coal supply sources in Asia.

    In the field of oil trading, we work closely with our group company Petro Summit Pte. Ltd. to supply a wide variety of petroleum products including marine fuels. We are expanding our energy business particularly in the field of LNG and upstream oil and gas development.


Sumitomo Corporation acquired a 25.05% stake in the Clermont coal mine in Queensland, Australia

Chemical Plant (Singapore)

Bunker supply from oil tanker to cruising vessel

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