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Lease, Ship & Aerospace

"We have been involved in ship owning, the sale and purchase of ships, as well as aircraft leasing and aircraft engine leasing, and other various types of shipping and aerospace business. Our global logistics business will be further leveraged by leasing and we will enhance our capability and respond to demand worldwide."


Business Fields

Ship and marine projects
Aerospace
Leasing and financial solutions

Business Unit Overview

Our activities in the field of shipping and aerospace are worldwide. We have been engaged in ship owing, operation, sale and purchase, as well as aircraft leasing, aircraft engine leasing, and other various types of shipping and aerospace business. In addition, we are expanding and diversifying our leasing business in Europe from the existing category of ship leasing and aircraft leasing to more logistic-related fields.
Through shipping, aerospace and others our business will be further leveraged by leasing and we will enhance our capability and respond to global demand.

Lease

Sumitomo Corporation has a subsidiary leasing company, Sumitomo Mitsui Finance & Leasing Company Limited (SMFL), which is a strategic joint venture with Sumitomo Mitsui Financial Group. SMFL is one of the largest leasing companies in Japan. Collaborating with SMFL, our lease business line is providing various kinds of financial solutions.

Ship

The Ship business line provides the contracting of new build vessels, sale and purchase of second-hand vessels, and chartering and financing arrangements. The department also has a relationship with a group company which owns and operates bulk carriers and product tankers.

Aerospace

The Aerospace business line participates in aircraft leasing and in aircraft spare engine leasing. Throughout these leasing businesses we are supporting airlines globally in their operation and maintenance of aircraft and engines. We also trade commercial aviation products, defense and security related products from European manufacturers to customers in Japan, which includes Japanese self-defense forces and government organizations.
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