Food & Agricultural Products

Trading and investing in the agriculture business


By enhancing upstream operations of the agricultural businesses in Australasia, we aim to establish solid sources of food supply to the world.

We work directly with growers and endeavour to maximise their benefits, simultaneously we take continuous effort to maintain high customer satisfaction levels in the global market.

Business Overview

Demand of grains and oilseeds for food and feed consumption has been greatly increasing in Asia and the Middle East due to continuing population growth and changing dietary habits.

To respond to such demand, Sumitomo has been managing and operating Emerald Grain Pty Ltd (grain storage, accumulation and marketing trader and export terminal operator) which provides a formidable up-stream platform from the Australian farm gate to the port. Since investment in this business, Sumitomo has enhanced its grain export sales from Australia, not only to Japan, but to Asia and the Middle East.

Sumitomo has also established Suprima Bakeries Pty Ltd with Prima Limited (a strategic alliance partner in Asia with whom we have a flour mill operation in China) and a local partner. Suprima supplies frozen dough products to quick service restaurants and in-store bakeries in Australia and Asia.

Sumitomo acquired majority share of Juice Products New Zealand Limited (JP-NZ) at the end of October 2014. JP-NZ is a processor of local fruits and vegetables into juice and puree products, which sets its main product as carrot juice concentrate which is blended for mixed vegetable beverages. JP-NZ products are exported not only to Japan but also to North America and South East Asia. Sumitomo seeks to expand JP-NZ’s customers globally by utilizing its worldwide spread sales channel. The company mission of JP-NZ is to deliver natural, healthy goodness of New Zealand, and thus it is continuously seeking new opportunities to explore and develop new and high quality products to deliver to the market.


  • Grain and Oilseeds
  • Vegetable Oils
  • Rice
  • Sugar
  • Beverage ingredients
  • Aqua products
  • Dairy products

Canola fields, Wagga Wagga, NSW

Sumitomo Australia trades in a variety of primary commodities produced in Australia and New Zealand. Our trading operations are closely integrated with the global trading business of the Sumitomo Corporation group.