Fuji Oil’s Characteristics and Strengths
Making the most of the Sodegaura Refinery’s prime location
The view from the Sodegaura Refinery’s plateau is a breathtaking sight. Beautiful Tokyo Bay stretches out in front, revealing the refinery’s perfect position. The strengths of the refinery and the role it plays become immediately clear.
To the rear of the refinery is the JR Uchibo Line, with TEPCO Fuel & Power’s Thermal Power Station to the right and Sumitomo Chemical’s Chiba Works to the left. Fuji Oil is placed between these two important clients, making the possibilities for efficient supply obvious.
Looking further across the inner bay, two other features of the refinery’s position quickly come to light. One is the skyscrapers of metropolitan Tokyo lined up in the distance to the right, highlighting the refiner’s proximity to a vast market for its products. The other is the refiner’s access to export routes, as well as import routes
In this way, the Sodegaura Refinery’sprime location allows us to respond flexibly to demand trends both in Japan and overseas.
A strong and stable client base
Fuji Oil interacts with a wide range of clients. One of our distinctive strengths is the solid and powerful client relationships we have built up over time by leveraging our refinery’s prime location. Our value chain, anchored by this strong client base, represents a significant barrier to competitors.
We supply petroleum products to some of Japan’s leading companies, including fuel products to Showa Shell Sekiyu, JXTG Nippon Oil & Energy, and Japan Airlines. We also supply heavy fuel oil to TEPCO Fuel & Power, naphtha to Sumitomo Chemical, and petroleum pitch to Nippon Steel & Sumitomo Metal Corporation, which all have key facilities located near our refinery. Our strong links with these leading Japanese companies underpin lasting and stable business relationships, resulting in an operating structure with minimal exposure to sales risk.