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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
129
locations
Domestic: 22Overseas :107
Number of OfficesNumber of Offices

Number of Group Employees

72,118
Number of Group EmployeesNumber of Group Employees

Number of Group Companies

945
Number of Group CompaniesNumber of Group Companies

Shereholder's Equity *1

2.6trillion yen
Shereholder's EquityShereholder's Equity

Net Income *2

170.9billion yen
Consolidated Net IncomeConsolidated Net Income

Corporate Evaluation

Fortune Global 500*23 years
500500

Sumitomo Corporation is ranked in the Fortune Global 500, an annual list complied and published by UN Fortune magazine, for 23 years, as one of the global companies leading the world's development.

International Financial Reporting Standards (IFRS) * As of Decomber 31, 2017
*1 equity at tributable to owners of the parent. *2 attributable to owners of the parent . Results for FY2016

Business Activities

Metal Products

684billion yen

Transportation & Construction Systems

1,377billion yen

Infrastructure

674billion yen

Total Assets8,200billion yen
 
Metal Products
8.3%
 
Transportation & Construction Systems
16.8%
 
Infrastructure
8.2%
 
Media, ICT, Lifestyle Related Goods & Services
22.8%
 
Mineral Resources, Energy, Chemical & Electronics
17.3%
 
Overseas Subsidiaries and Branches
26.6%

Media, ICT, Lifestyle Related Goods & Services

1,869billion yen

Mineral Resources, Energy, Chemical & Electronics

1,415billion yen

Overseas Subsidiaries and Branches

2,182billion yen

* As of December 31, 2017
* Excluding corporate and eliminations

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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