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Welcome to Sumitomo Warehouse (Europe) GmbH
Sumitomo Warehouse Europe GmbH is one of the pre-eminent Japanese Logistics Services Providers located in Europe. Since the establishment of its predecessor, Sumitomo Warehouse (Deutschland) GmbH, in 1982 we have been providing logistics services in Europe for more than 40 years, mainly to Japanese companies.
– We operate our own warehouses covering over 30,000 m² in Antwerp, a major port in Europe, and we provide warehousing and distribution center services to customers all over the world.
– We support international transportation from/to anywhere in Europe as well as deliveries within Europe while collaborating with Antwerp, Dusseldorf and London offices.
Limited Fiscal Representative
Sumitomo Warehouse (Europe) GmbH, a member of Sumitomo Warehouse Group, was initially launched as Sumitomo Warehouse (Deutschland) GmbH in 1982 for the purpose of strengthening international integrated services. Its name was changed to Sumitomo Warehouse (Europe) GmbH in 1986, and steady business development has been achieved in Europe for over 40 years.
We offer and deliver optimal value to our customers through
effective combinations of our facilities and solution know-how.
Sumitomo Warehouse Group
Our global network
Consignment stock / Non-resident inventory in Europe
Issue (example of company A)
Company A is a company established in Singapore. Company A export goods from Singapore and sells goods to customers in the EU. Company A wanted to have stock in Europe, but did not have any entities in Europe.
Issue (example of company B)
Company B is a subsidiary of a Japanese company and is established in the UK. Company B had stock in the UK and sold the goods from its UK warehouse to its customers, but most of the customers were located in EU member countries. Company B wanted to have stock in EU member countries.
DDP business to EU customers
Issue (example of company C)
Company C is a company established in the USA. Company C exports products to its customers in EU member countries. Company C was requested by its EU customers to change its terms of trade to DDP. Under DDP terms the supplier (=company C) should be an importer and arrange import clearance, however company C did not have entities in EU member countries.
Consignment stock owned by Japanese headquarters
Issues (example of company D)
Company D is a subsidiary of a Japanese company and is established in Germany. Company D imported goods from Japan and sold goods to its customers in Europe. Company D was requested by its customers to hold stock in Europe, but this was not easy because company D is small-sized and has limited financial resources and manpower.
Arranging transportation to Europe
Issues (example of company E)
Company E purchases products from a supplier in Asia, and transports them to Europe. The supplier arranges ocean freight to Europe, but company E has difficulty tracing the cargos because it always receives shipping documents very late.
Minimizing logistics costs
Issue (example of company F)
Company F is a company established in Japan. Company F directly exports small volumes of products to its customers in EU member countries by LCL or AIR freight because company F ships products separately for each purchase order. Company F wants to minimize logistics costs by using FCL shipping and holding stock inside the EU. However company F does not have any entities in the EU.
Stock with bonded status
Issue (example of company G)
Company G is a subsidiary of a Japanese company and is established in Dusseldorf, Germany. Company G had stock in a warehouse in Hamburg, and sold the goods to its customers in EU member countries. However Company G had cash flow problems because import duties and VAT had to be paid on all its products in a container when it arrived at the warehouse.
Export logistics center
Issue (example of company H)
Company H provides products to North/Central/South America, Africa and the Middle East. It takes a long time to transport goods from Japan to the east-coast ports of the USA or to Central and South America and Africa, so it would like to have some stock in a third country in order to shorten transit times to these destinations and also to supply other areas.
※The effects would vary depending on the environment in which the transactions take place and the applicable conditions.
Please feel free to contact us so that we can propose the ideal solution for your individual business.