Sumitomo Corporation is a leading Sogo-Shosha* with 132 offices in 66 countries, about 660 group companies and roughly 72,000 employees. Its products and services include pharmaceuticals, cosmetics, agrochemicals, veterinary drugs and other products in the life sciences field. Summit Pharmaceuticals International is a core company in Sumitomo Corporation's medical science business line.
As such, we leverage global networks and specialized knowledge to provide high-quality, integrated services and products in the drug discovery and pharmaceutical businesses, addressing needs related to R&D to the production stage, as well as regulatory affairs and quality control. In these ways, we support the pharmaceutical industries, enhancing healthcare and contributes to enriching lives and the world through the improvement of health and well-being.
The Japanese word for trading company is "shosha ." "Sogo-shosha" or "general trading company" refers to a company that handles a wide variety of products and goes beyond simple product brokerage to participate in business from various angles, including project management, business investment and financing.
If you place the mouse cursor on each department name of SPI, you can see a division name of a corresponding pharmaceutical company.