Who We Are

Presperse®, founded in 1981 by the late Alan B. Black, began its success as a company based upon a single technology, and a diverted portfolio from Color Cosmetics to Skin and
Sun Care materials.

In 2007, Sumitomo Corporation of Americas recognized Presperse’s best-in-class products and people, and began investing in this dynamic company. In 2010, these companies joined forces as Presperse became a 100% Sumitomo Corporation subsidiary.

Sumitomo Corporation is one of the world’s leading integrated global trading firms with research, logistics, distribution and diversified industrial and consumer goods. Under the umbrella of Sumitomo, Presperse has obtained a world-class platform backed by the financial prowess of one of the world’s best, and biggest, global firms.

Sumitomo Group

We aim to be a global organization that consistently stays a step ahead and leads the industry in managing market dynamics, creating new value, continually innovating, and contributing broadly to society.

Sumitomo Corporation is ranked in the Fortune Global 500, an annual list complied and published by US Fortune magazine. For 27 years, Sumitomo Group has ranked as one of the global companies leading the world’s development.

Company milestones


Presperse Inc. founded by the
late Alan B. Black.


Sumitomo Corporation of Americas (SCOA) acquires 20% stake in Presperse Inc.


SCOA and Sumitomo Corporation acquire 100% stake in Presperse Inc.


Presperse Corporation,
a global market leader.

Today, Presperse is more than 400 products strong and provides services for more than 300 customers.

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