Mitsui & Co., Ltd. is one of the largest trading and investment companies in the world today with over 42,000 staff (consolidated).
In 1891, the former Mitsui & Co.* was the first Japanese trading company to establish a presence in Singapore in the form of a small representative office mainly importing coal. The former Mitsui & Co. was disbanded in 1947, then the present Mitsui & Co., Ltd. was created through the unification of several new companies, many formed by persons who worked for the former Mitsui & Co. In 1954, operations began as the Singapore branch of the current Mitsui & Co., Ltd. On 1st April 2007, after operating as the Singapore branch of the current Mitsui & Co., Ltd. for numerous years, the Company was established as the Asia Pacific regional headquarters, Mitsui & Co. (Asia Pacific) Pte. Ltd. The Company has now progressed to being a “Sogo-Shosha” (General Trading Company) with a highly diversified business and investment portfolio in the Asia Pacific region.
Leveraging our global network and information resources, Mitsui & Co. (Asia Pacific) Pte. Ltd. operates in 9 business areas including: Iron & Steel Products, Mineral & Metal Resources, Infrastructure Projects, Mobility, Chemicals, Energy, Food & Retail, Consumer Service and Innovation & Corporate Development. The regional headquarters in Singapore manages the overall business activities in the Asia Pacific region through 26 offices in 15 countries.