SESW, established in 1862, is the monopoly supplier of drinking water to residential and business customers in the affluent east Surrey, west Sussex, west Kent and south London areas, including Gatwick airport.
SESW undertakes the complete range of water concession business activities, including the abstraction, treatment and distribution of drinking water, as well as billing, collection and other customer services.
Sumitomo has a keen interest in developing its principal business in the expanding market for water concessions, and through the acquisition of SESW, Sumitomo will become eligible for further water concession opportunities.
SESW is a water supply company, established in 1862, which supplies water to approximately 280,000 households/businesses (approximately 670,000 people) in the area south-east of London.
Sumitomo Corporation invested in SESW in February of this year, and has since dispatched personnel to SESW in order to accumulate knowledge and know-how in the water supply business.