Early 1900s: Birth of Sumitomo Corporation

Sumitomo Corporation traces its roots to 1919, when The Osaka North Harbour Company Limited was established to undertake a land reclamation project in Osaka Bay. In 1945, the Company decided to enter the trading business. It set up its first overseas office in Bombay, India, in 1950 and stationed a representative in the United States the following year, marking its incarnation as the trading arm of Sumitomo Group.

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