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About Sumitomo Corporation Group

We aim to be a global organization that constantly stays a step ahead in dealing with change,
creates new value, and contributes broadly to society.

About Sumitomo Corporation Group

At a Glance

Number of Offices

66
Countries and Regions
131
locations
Domestic: 22Overseas :109
Number of OfficesNumber of Offices

Number of Group Employees

63,299
Number of Group EmployeesNumber of Group Employees

Number of Group Companies

919
Number of Group CompaniesNumber of Group Companies

Shereholder's Equity *1

US$ 24.7 billion
Shereholder's EquityShereholder's Equity

Net Income *2

US$  2.9 billion
Consolidated Net IncomeConsolidated Net Income

Corporate Evaluation

Fortune Global 500*24 years
500500

Sumitomo Corporation is ranked in the Fortune Global 500, an annual list complied and published by UN Fortune magazine, for 24 years, as one of the global companies leading the world's development.

International Financial Reporting Standards (IFRS) * As of September 30, 2018
The US Dollar amounts represent translations of Japanese Yen amounts at the rate of ¥113=US$1.
*1 equity at tributable to owners of the parent. *2 attributable to owners of the parent . Results for FY2017

Business Activities

Metal Products

US$  11.5 billion

Transportation & Construction Systems

US$ 15.6 billion

Infrastructure

US$  8.8 billion

Total AssetsUS$ 68.6 billion
 
Metal Products
16.7%
 
Transportation & Construction Systems
22.7%
 
Infrastructure
12.9%
 
Media & Digital
10.7%
 
Living Related & Real Estate
15.0%
 
Mineral Resources, Energy, Chemical & Electronics
22.1%

Media & Digital

US$ 7.3 billion

Living Related & Real Estate

US$ 10.3 billion

Mineral Resources, Energy, Chemical & Electronics

US$ 15.1 billion

* As of September 30, 2018
* Excluding corporate and eliminations
The US Dollar amounts represent translations of Japanese Yen amounts at the rate of ¥113=US$1.

History

A century worth of history, built on trust since 1919.

1919

Foundation of Osaka North Harbour


住友商事前身の誕生

Sumitomo Corporation was originally founded as The Osaka North Harbour Company Limited (later renamed Sumitomo Real Estate Building Company Limited ) in December 1919. It engaged in real estate management, conducting land reclamation in the Hokko (North Port of Osaka) and development of the surrounding areas.

1945

Advanced into Trading Business


商事部門への進出

The company was renamed Nippon Engineering Company Limited in November 1945, and advanced into trading business. Then, the company was renamed Sumitomo Shoji Kaisha Limited in June 1952.

1970s

Establishment of foundation as a ”Integrated General Trading Company”

「総合商社」としての経営基盤確立

In 1970 the company’s Tokyo Branch Office was renamed the Tokyo Head Office, establishing a dual head office structure with one in Tokyo and the other in Osaka. Along with the expansion of trading activities, the number of the overseas offices exceeded 100.


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Sumitomo Corporation Global Research

Sumitomo Corporation Global Research (SCGR) is a think tank conducting Japanese and international political, economic and industrial research and analysis leveraging the global network of the Sumitomo Corporation Group.

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