Welcome to Sumitomo Warehouse (U.S.A.), Inc.

Sumitomo Warehouse (U.S.A.), Inc. was established in the United States in 1985.
We have run our own warehouse (15,000 m2) in Los Angeles since 1990, and have helped our clients,
especially Japanese clients, establish and develop their businesses in America.
Strategically located in Atlanta, Chicago, and New York in addition to Los Angeles, we can meet the various needs of our clients
promptly and accurately.

Services

Distribution

Capable of picking and packing more than 1,000 kinds of machine parts and daily items, and arranging the deliveries to not only North America but also Central and South Americas. Our flexible and timely handling by utilizing our own warehouse has gained a good reputation.

Kitting and Assembly

Capable of sorting and kitting, attaching price tags and bar codes, and commodity checking. We have factory-level power supplying electricity for your installed equipment, easily facilitating assembly and packing services.

Transloading

Providing transloading and delivery services by utilizing our own warehouse near Los Angeles and Long Beach Ports for urgent shipments destined to inland locations.

Forwarding

Providing services through the most suitable office determined by client location and shipment origin and destination. Service is provided by Japanese or bi-lingual staff.

Domestic Transportation

Providing the most suitable transportation service by choosing the best service provider among our 50 partners according to the route and request from our client.

Warehousing

Providing warehousing service by choosing the most suitable warehouse among our contract facilities throughout America. To meet a wide variety of client needs warehousing can be combined with our forwarding services.

We would like to support your business with a sense of responsibility and passion.
Please feel free to contact us.

Not only Japanese managers but also bi-lingual local staff are your single point of contact and are ready to serve you.

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E-Services

Web Inventory System

Our clients are able to check their inventory through a computer via the internet. Because the data can be downloaded to PDF, CSV and Excel formats, information is easily useable for your analysis.

Informational News Letter Distribution

We distribute up to date news letters about overall logistics, regulations, and current situations in the United States like port congestion, import/export, trading, and so on.

Examples
  • Revised PierPass rates in Los Angeles and Long Beach
  • China duties
  • Negative impacts of a partial closing of government agencies on logistics.
  • Congestion of LA/LB port and influence to rail transport to inland destinations.

Locations

Los Angeles Head Office

Convenient Locations

Our warehouse has easy access to the largest composite of trading ports in the US. We are conveniently located between the Los Angeles International Airport, Long Beach and Los Angeles Ports, and the I-405 freeway which is linked with the interstate highway network in the US.

Los Angeles Head Office

Our Own Proficient Warehouse

Because of the ample experience and know-how we have gained by handling a variety goods since the beginning of our warehouse operation in 1990, our Los Angeles warehouse has helped our clients develop and expand their businesses.

Profile
  • Steel-framed concrete one-story warehouse with a raised floor
  • Warehosue: 14,864 m2 (160,000 sqf.)
  • Property: 29,177 m2 (7.2 acres)
  • Raised Docks (16 on the south side and 8 on the north side)
  • Ceiling: 6.6 m (22')
  • Burglar and fire alarms and sound monitor
  • Patrolling by security personnel
  • Energy efficient lighting system
  • C-TPAT member
Location:

19301 Pacific Gateway Drive, Torrance, CA 90502

Services:
  • Oversized / Overweight Cargo and Project Cargo
  • Transportation Service
  • Organic Processed Product Registration
  • Warehousing Services
  • Import / Export Air Transportation Service
  • Liquor Storage
  • Dangerous Goods Warehousing (by our contact warehouses)
Main Industries
  • Auto Parts
  • Pet Food
  • Food
  • Machinery and Machine Parts
  • Medical-Related Goods
Chicago Office
Location:

900 N. Arlington Heights Road, Suite 320, Itasca, IL 60143

Services:
  • Import / Export Ocean Transportation Service
  • Import / Export Air Transportation Service
  • Oversized / Overweight Cargo and Project Cargo Transportation Service
  • Warehousing Services (Ambient Temperature or Controlled Temperature) including FTZ
Main Industries
  • Chemicals
  • Machinery and Machine Parts
  • Metal Materials
  • Electronics Parts
  • Auto Parts
  • Medical-Related Goods
Atlanta Office
Location:

70 Mansell Court, Suite 210, Roswell,
GA 30076

Services:
  • Import / Export Ocean Transportation Service
  • Import / Export Air Transportation Service
  • Oversized / Overweight Cargo and Project Cargo Transportation Service
  • Warehousing Services (Ambient Temperature or Controlled Temperature) including FTZ
Main Industries
  • Chemicals
  • Construction Machinery Parts
  • Auto Parts
  • Medical-Related Goods
  • Food Materials
  • Plant Equipment
New York Office
Location:

150 Grand Street, Suite 300, White Plains,
NY 10601

Services:
  • Import / Export Ocean Transportation Service
  • Import / Export Air Transportation Service
  • Oversized / Overweight Cargo and Project Cargo Transportation Service
  • Warehousing Services (Ambient Temperature or Controlled Temperature) including FTZ
Main Industries
  • Chemicals
  • Machinery and Machine Parts
  • Metal Materials
  • Electronics Goods
  • Auto Parts
  • Food Materials
  • Medical-Related Goods
  • Personal Effects

Examples of Contracted Warehouses

 

Illinois

Georgia

South Carolina

Virginia

Location

Woodridge, IL 60517

Pooler, GA 31322

Simpsonville, SC 29681

Norfolk, VA 23502

Structure

Steel-framed concrete one-storied
building with raised floor

Steel-framed concrete one-storied
building with raised floor

Steel-framed concrete two-storied
building

Steel-framed concrete one-storied
building with raised and ground-level
floors

Warehouse Space

238,000sft (22,110m2)

230,000sft (21,367m2)

732,500sft(68,050m2)

80,000sft(7,432m2)

Temperature:

Ambient temperature / Controlled
temperature (about 15 degrees C)

Ambient temperature

Ambient temperature (with some
environmentally controlled area)

Ambient temperature / refrigerated
warehouse (2 degrees C – 10 degrees
C) / Freezer (-20 degrees C)

Category

Non-Bonded

Bonded / Non-Bonded

FTZ / Non-Bonded / Storage of some
Dangerous Goods

Bonded / Non-Bonded

Remarks

・Ceiling 30 feet (9.1 m) high
・49 dock-levelers
・24-hour video surveillance

・Ceiling 32 feet (9.8 m) high
・28 dock-levelers
・24-hour video surveillance
・Infrared ray sensor system

・32 dock-levelers

・Ceiling 30 feet (9.1 m) high
・49 dock-levelers
・24-hour video surveillance

We would like to help you develop and expand your business.
Please feel free to contact us.

Not only Japanese managers but also bi-lingual local staff are your single point of contact and are ready to serve you.

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~About Us ・ Introduction of Sumitomo Warehouse~

Moving forward together into the future.

Sumitomo Warehouse (U.S.A.), Inc. is a member of Sumotomo Warehouse Group.

We had our 120-year anniversary on July 1st, 2019, and started a new journey with a slogan: Moving forward together into the future. We have expanded our business from our original warehouse business to land transportation, port operations, international freight forwarding, real estate management and ocean transportation since 1899.

As the family business of the Sumitomo family, Sumitomo Warehouse started their warehouse business in 1899. The headquarters was in Osaka and a branch was opened in Kobe. (The Sumitomo family crest is pictured on a roof tile used for a warehouse.)

Eichizenbori Warehouse of Tokyo Branch in 1921 (The current site of Tokyo Sumitomo Twin Building)

Kawaguchi Warehouse of Kawaguchi Branch in 1929 (The current site of Kawaguchi Terminal Kawaguchi Trunk Room, Osaka Branch)

Global Network of Sumitomo Warehouses

This was made possible because goods move systematically on a global scale. And our global network is the foundation of this kind of global logistics movement. The transportation of goods with at least two different modes of transportation like vessels, airplanes, vehicles, and rail is called multimodal transport or combined transport. If goods are exported to another country, our work begins with moving a shipment to a port and executing export procedures, and continues by booking it for ocean or air transportation, loading and unloading, executing import procedures at the destination, and delivery to the final destination. We, Sumitomo Warehouse Group, can take care of all these phases of transportation from the beginning until the end.

More Information about Sumitomo Warehouse

CASE STUDIES

CASE1
A Food Producer

For the Establishment and Development of a US Subsidiary

Situation/Needs

A subsidiary in US was established. An overseas representative from Japan and local staff were assigned.

A new office needed to be opened, if possible, near the storage warehouse.
Proposals
  • Proposed an office space in our warehouse in Los Angeles and also providing parking space adjacent to the office for the employees
  • Proposed offering assistance for setting the telephone lines and internet such as introducing a service provider.
  • Proposed offering assistance for simple assembly and sampling works
Situation/Needs

The products were produced by their own factory in Asia and were imported into the US by vessels. They used to be stored in their agent's warehouse. But with the establishment of a US subsidiary and for the purpose of business expansion, their storage needed to be directly managed.

The resources after opening the subsidiary were limited. The employees were occupied by their daily operations and wanted to focus on administration and sales by having a service provider take care of ocean transportation from Asia and storage/distribution.
Proposals
  • Proposed contacting their factory in Asia by our global network, and arranging ocean transportation from Asia to Los Angeles. Provided shipping information to all appropriate parties in a timely manner. After arrival at the ports, arranging customs clearance in the US, delivering the goods to our storage warehouse, and arranging deliveries all over the US.
  • Reduced their operation burdens by providing our thorough service.
We provide assistance as your logistics partner for your business expansion
by utilizing our global network.
CASE2
A Chemical Manufacturer

To Reduce Transportation Cost (per kg) by Increasing Cargo Volume

Situation/Needs

Each state in the US has own maximum weight limit. Also, the total weight and the weight on each axle are regulated by each state. Because of these, trucking companies have their own policies for the maximum weight limits and there was no one common weight limit. As a result, normally, shipments within legal weight limits are loaded without any special equipment or permits.

The transportation costs needed to be reduced by increasing cargo volume in each container.
Proposals
  • Proposed using a trucker with ample experience in overweight cargo among our more than 50 trucking partners, and to provide legal delivery service by using appropriate equipment and by obtaining necessary permits from each state.

    Transportation Cost per Container from Japan Port to Consignee Door in the US

    A) (standard weight)
    NET Weight 19,000KG/40’ :$3,000/40'
    B) (overweight)
    NET Weight 24,000KG/40’ :$3,300/40'
    (An additional cost of $300 for handling an overweight shipment incurred.)

    Cost per KG

    A)NET Weight 19,000KG/40’:$0.158/KG
    B)NET Weight 24,000KG/40':$0.138/KG
    It reduced the cost by about 13%!
The terms and conditions, and the cost reduction will depend on factors like routes.
Please feel free to contact us for our proposals to meet your unique business needs.
We propose the best solution for your needs. Please feel free to contact us.

Overseas representative from Japan and bilingual local staff are available for assistance.

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TERRITORIAL MAP

Our most suitable office will help you based on your location, and the destination and origin of your shipment.
Western Regions
Los Angeles Head Office

For Warehousing
PHONE: +1 310 769 0205
E MAIL: laad@sumitomo-wh.com
For Forwarding
PHONE: +1 310 769 0205
E MAIL: laf@sumitomo-wh.com

Central Region
Chicago Office

PHONE: +1 847 250 5563
E MAIL: chf@sumitomo-wh.com

North Eastern Region
New York Office

PHONE: + 1 646 661 1870
E MAIL: nyf@sumitomo-wh.com

South Eastern Region
Atlanta Office

PHONE: +1 770 953 3430
E MAIL: atf@sumitomo-wh.com

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