Japan's Sumitomo helps factories in Southeast Asia go digital

Visual from Sumitomo Metal website

Trading house Sumitomo Corp. will help manufacturers in Southeast Asia digitize their operations, becoming one of the first providers of comprehensive support from pinpointing productivity challenges to introducing artificial intelligence.

The Japanese company aims to serve 600 automotive, materials and other manufacturers — mostly tenants at the industrial parks it operates in Southeast Asia — by fiscal 2030, drawing on expertise gained through working with group units.

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