Message from the President


We as a professional group demonstrate our impressive Genba-Ryoku (front-line capabilities and skills) and contribute to society and industries on a global scale.

SUMISHO MACHINERY TRADE CORPORATION (SMT) is a general trading company that specializes in the machinery and infrastructure areas and plays an important role in the Sumitomo Corporation Group.
Since its establishment in 1969, along with its sustained growth in the trading of diverse products/systems and the engineering services, SMT has built an impressive track record of EPC contracts in Asia, Middle East, Africa, which cover the entire design, procurement and construction of the important infrastructure projects as the lifeline of the regions and society.
SMT works closely with the two units of Sumitomo Corporation, “ Transportation & Construction Systems Business Unit” and “ Environment & Infrastructure Business Unit”.
In particular, the company undertakes broadly in the automotive industry area, such as; - development and manufacturing of components and systems,
- supply of complete built up vehicles and spare parts to regions worldwide,
- supports to automotive dealers for their marketing and after-sales activities at forefront of the markets of various countries.
Also, in the stuff-to-principle-forms field, the company handles the high quality casting and forging products that are indispensable in the industries of energy, the transportation systems and so forth, and currently makes challenges in the development of the next generation battery system.
SMT major business lines, furthermore, include the export and the distribution of the construction systems, agricultural equipment and industrial machinery which contribute to the development of local regions and industries.
Meanwhile, in the infrastructure field, SMT boasts a top class track record especially in developing countries for the plant construction projects of power generation (both thermal and geothermal), transmission and transformation. It is, in addition, a unique strength of SMT to demonstrate in projects including telecommunication, aviation and satellite systems.
Thus, the company business performance has represented 117 countries worldwide to date.
Not to mention SMT’s high specialty in each of the fields, the “overwhelming demonstration of Genba-Ryoku” is the characteristic driving force behind this SMT business development, to say the least.
We will concentrate the individual capabilities of our employees, who hold “big dreams” and “high aspirations” toward the better service to customers, so that SMT can maximize its Genba-Ryoku for all the stakeholders of SMT.
While wishing “SMT continuously contributes to society and industries on a global scale,” we at SUMISHO MACHINERY TRADE CORPORATION make sustained challenges and efforts by confronting various difficulties head-on to meet your expectations.

President & CEO Masayuki Koda