Company history

1899
Sumitomo Warehouse founded; established headquarters in Osaka and branch office in Kobe
Ridge-end tile with 
the Sumitomo Logo from
Tomishima Warehouse in 1900
Ridge-end tile with the Sumitomo Logo from Tomishima Warehouse in 1900
1919
Established Tokyo branch office
1921
Reorganized as warehouse division of Sumitomo Limited Partnership Corporation
1923
Incorporated as The Sumitomo Warehouse Co., Ltd.
1949
Established Yokohama branch office
1950
Listed on the Tokyo Stock Exchange and Osaka Securities Exchange
1968
Entered the shipping container terminal business in Kobe and Tokyo, subsequently expanding container terminal business at other major ports in Japan
C-13 Terminal,Port Island (Kobe)
C-13 Terminal,Port Island (Kobe)
1970
Established Nagoya branch office
1972
Established representative office in San Francisco, USA and subsequently expanded overseas operations
1974
Launched real estate leasing business with the construction and leasing of the Kawaguchi Sumiso Building in Osaka
1982
Established Sumitomo Warehouse (Europe) GmbH, a wholly-owned subsidiary in Germany
1985
Established Sumitomo Warehouse (U.S.A.), Inc., a wholly-owned subsidiary
Acquired airfreight agent license from the International Air Transport Association
1988
Constructed and leased the Tokyo Sumitomo Twin Building highrise office buildings
Established Sumitomo Warehouse (Singapore) Pte. Ltd., a wholly-owned subsidiary
Tokyo Sumitomo Twin Building
Tokyo Sumitomo Twin Building
1992
Launched international airfreight consolidation after licensed by the Government of Japan
1993
Established Sumitomo Warehouse (Hong Kong) Ltd. and Sumitomo Warehouse (Shanghai) Ltd., both wholly-owned subsidiaries
1996
Constructed a seismic isolation trunk room warehouse in Heiwajima,Tokyo
Heiwajima Trunk Room
Heiwajima Trunk Room
1998
Built a warehouse with cold storage function in Kobe to start handling temperature-sensitive cargo
1999
Acquired ISO 9002 certification for airfreight operations, then ISO 9001 in 2002
2000
Opened a contemporary art gallery, Contemporary Art Space Osaka (CASO)
2001
Constructed and leased a commercial building, T-PLATZ, in Yokohama
2003
Established Shanghai Sumiso International Logistics Co., Ltd., in Shanghai, China
Established Sumiso International Logistics (Qingdao) Co., Ltd. in Qingdao, China
Sumitomo Warehouse
(Shanghai) Ltd.
Sumitomo Warehouse (Shanghai) Ltd.
2004
Established Vantec Sumiso Logistics(Wuhan) Co., Ltd. in Wuhan, China
2005
Established Sumiso International Logistics(Guangzhou) Co.,Ltd. in Guangzhou,China
2006
Acquired ISTAR Corporation to add it in Sumitomo Warehouse Group
Acquired ENSHU TRUCK CO.,LTD. to add it in Sumitomo Warehouse Group
Established Sumitomo Warehouse (China) Ltd. in Shanghai, China
Sumitomo Warehouse
(China) Ltd.
Sumitomo Warehouse (China) Ltd.
2007
Established Rabigh Petrochemical Logistics LLC in Damman, Saudi Arabia
Acquired ISO27001 certification covering archives business in Tokyo and Yokohama, and thereafter acquired the same certifications covering other archives business bases in Kanto, Kansai, Chubu District
2011
Acquired Westwood Shipping Lines, Inc. to add it in Sumitomo Warehouse Group
2012
Established Sumiso (Vietnam) Co., Ltd.(currently Sumitomo Warehouse (Vietnam) Co., Ltd.) in Ho Chi Minh city, Vietnam
Established Shanghai Jinjiang‐Sumiso International Logistics Co., Ltd. in Shanghai, China
2013
Tokyo Head office was relocated to Shiba-Koen, Minato-ku, Tokyo
Attained ISO9001 certification covering Handling of Warehouse-in/out, Storage in Warehouse, Im/Ex Cargo Handling, Customs Clearance and Intermodal Transportation Service
2014
Established Chicago Branch Office of Sumitomo Warehouse (U.S.A.), Inc.
Constructed and leased a office building, Yodoyabashi Mid-Cube, in Osaka
Head office was relocated to Nakanoshima, Kita-ku, Osaka
Yodoyabashi Mid-Cube
Yodoyabashi Mid-Cube
2015
Established Hanoi Branch Office of Sumiso (Vietnam) Co., Ltd.
2016
Established PT. Sumiso Logistics Indonesia
2017
Acquired Wakasu Co., Ltd. to add it in Sumitomo Warehouse Group.
Established New York Branch Office of Sumitomo Warehouse (U.S.A) Inc.
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