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Sumitomo Corporation Group's Business

Collaborating our global network and business foundation as well as various superior functions,
we create new values by transcending existing frameworks as a way to help solve social issues.

Global Cases

Global Network
66
Countries and Regions
Number of CountriesNumber of Countries
Number of Offices
129
locations
Number of OfficesNumber of Offices
Number of Clients
100,000
 
Number of ClientsNumber of Clients
East Asia
16locations
Asia & Oceania
25locations
Europe, Middle East, Africa & CIS
43locations
The Americas
23locations

* As of March 1, 2018


Global Cases

Sumitomo Corporation Group conducts business activities in a wide range of industries on a global scale, with its six business units and regional organizations all over the world working closely together.
Strategically and organically integrating our robust business foundation and our diverse, high-level functions, we create new values by staying a step ahead in dealing with changes and transcending existing frameworks as a way to help solve social issues.

Six Business Fields

Metal Products

We contribute to the development of local communities and industries with our global value chains for various metal products including steel sheets, tubular products and aluminum.

We cover a wide-range of metal products, from steel products such as steel sheets and tubular products, to non-ferrous metals such as aluminum and titanium, those of which are used in various fields and support our livings. These fields include transport vehicles such as automobiles, ships, aircraft and trains; home appliances and office equipment; and tubular products such as Oil Country Tubular Goods (OCTG) and line pipes used for drilling and transporting oil and natural gas. In the automotive industry, we have taken in the trend of automotive weight reduction and shift toward electric vehicles by expanding our value chains from materials to parts manufacturing. In the energy industry, we help ensure the stable supply of OCTG to the major international oil companies with long-term contracts, while providing high-quality services across the world through our global network.

Transportation &
Construction Systems

Through transportation and construction systems, we respond to growing demand for global social infrastructure and create the new values leveraged by technological innovation.

In the areas of lease, ship & aerospace, we develop ship business and top-class aircraft leasing services, and aim to evolve our solutions further by introducing our integrated strengths to our group finance & lease company. In the automotive area, with the perspective view on the value chains in the automotive and tire industries, we operate extensive businesses globally in all sectors from upstream to downstream in anticipation of the coming mobility society. In the area of construction and mining equipment, promoting dealer business with superior customer service, rental business and trade across the globe, we contribute to the development of various infrastructure, mining and agricultural innovation.

Infrastructure

Providing global infrastructure that meets the needs of each country, region and society, we contribute to the society where people can live in harmony with the global environment and to the development of industries and local communities across the world.

We are engaged in various infrastructure-related businesses to meet market needs including; social infrastructure such as electricity, water and railroad projects to support our lives; industrial infrastructure such as trading industrial facilities and developing and operating industrial parks; distribution and retail of electricity in Japan; and logistic and insurance services for wide-ranging commercial products. Through those businesses, we aim to contribute to the development of industries and local communities across the world. We also focus on developing environmentally-friendly infrastructure to realize a sustainable society, promoting renewable energy such as wind power, solar power, geothermal power and biomass, while driving energy management that make use of rechargeable batteries.

Media & ICT

Providing superior products and services in the fields of media, ICT and mobile, we contribute comfortable and enriching lifestyles and diverse accessibility.

In the media field, we reinforce our earning base by ensuring the continued growth of Jupiter Telecommunications, Japan’s largest cable TV operator, and Jupiter Shop Channel, a TV shopping company as well as focusing on promising digital media-related businesses. In the ICT field, to accelerate our digital transformation, we enhance our functions of the ICT platform to be shared among the entire Sumitomo Corporation Group, with by leveraging SCSK, our IT service company. We also promote innovation throughout the Group by adopting cutting-edge technology through investment in start-ups. In the mobile field, we work on globally expanding our mobile-related businesses, through T-GAIA, the Group’s mobile phone distributionng company, telecommunication business in Myanmar, and other businesses.

メディア・ICT事業

Living Related &
Real Estate

In the fields of lifestyle/retail, food, materials & supplies and real estate, we help achieve harmony with the global environment, and ensure comfortable and enriching lifestyles, with conducting environmentally friendly businesses and providing superior products and services.

In the lifestyle/retail field, we manage a variety of retail and textile businesses to meet diverse consumer needs, such as supermarket and drugstore chains, and further explore our healthcare-related businesses. In the food field, we aim to expand our fresh & processed food business, mainly focused on fruits, vegetables and meat, and also aim to develop stable business foundations for grains/oils and sugar. In the materials and supplies field, we conduct wood businesses centering on sustainable forest management and enhance our environmentally friendly biomass business. In the real estate field, we focus on our core businesses in Japan including office buildings, commercial properties, residences, logistics facilities and real estate fund business, while actively seeking to develop overseas real estate business mainly in the US and Asian region.

Mineral Resources, Energy,
Chemical & Electronics

We contribute to the sustainable and prosperous growth of industries and communities across the world by providing a stable supply of mineral resources, energy, chemical and electronics in an environmentally conscious manner.

We support a wide-range of customers by securing mineral, oil and gas resources and creating new business opportunities by leveraging our trading businesses, derivative functions and global value chains. In the basic chemicals and electronics fields, we serve our customers’ evolving needs with competitive trading and manufacturing. In the field of life sciences, we use our advanced expertise and promote global businesses to help ensure happy and comfortable living.

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