Who We Are

Message from General Manager for Africa

With a presence of over 55 years in Sub-Saharan Africa, we have experienced first-hand not only the unlimited potential but also the indomitable courage and unyielding resilience of the people in this region. Underpinned by over 400 years of Sumitomo Corporation Group’s heritage and placing prime importance on integrity and sound business activities, we are well-positioned to build and grow strategic partnerships based on mutual trust and respect.

Drawing on the expertise and inspiration of our extensive global network, we are committed to providing value-added solutions for inclusive growth in line with our vision to continue to grow together with Africa.

Kazuyuki Takahashi
General Manager for Africa

Corporate Profile

Sumitomo Corporation Africa is a wholly owned subsidiary of Sumitomo Corporation and is supported by Sumitomo Corporation’s global network as well as the wealth of expertise in multifaceted business areas with a history dating back to the 17th century.

Shareholder Sumitomo Corporation (100%)
Establishment Date April 1, 2014 – Sumitomo Corporation Africa Pty Ltd
July 1, 1972 – Sumitomo Corporation Johannesburg Branch
June 21, 1962 – Sumitomo Corporation Johannesburg Liaison Office
Managing Director Kazuyuki Takahashi
Paid-in Capital ZAR 301million
Number of Offices Sub-Saharan Africa: 7
Location 3rd Floor, South Tower, Nelson Mandela Square, Cnr Maude & 5th Street, Sandton, South Africa 2146
Phone: +27-11-784-9120

(April, 2015)