Somap Story

Somap International Pte Ltd was formed in Singapore in 1997 as a Shipping and trading company, primarily to deal in old ships for recycling.

It made it marks in the industry and continued to become one of the most reliable cash buyer in the Industry.

Somap is one of the selected cash buyer in the World, who are catering to India, Bangladesh, Pakistan, China and Turkey market, thus practically covering all the recycling destination.

Somap has dedicated team, its own offices and associates in these countries to ensure it provides smooth delivery and services to its clients – may it be ship owner or ship breakers. Somap is only cash buyer who has not renegotiated for any ship delivered to them. It has so far delivered more than 900 ships. A benchmark to applaud.

Our Group

Somap started as shipping and trading company but group has extended its arms to various business fields covering India, Singapore, S. Korea, UK, Malaysia. It is in true sense now a Global company with interest ranging from shipping to commodity trading, real estate, hospitality, e commerce, industry, pharmacy, dairy and retail business.

Somap Group has diversified portfolio and assets.

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Somap was started by Dinesh Pandey, a Master in Maths from Delhi University and an MBA who having served multinational Samsung, started his own journey in 1995.

He was soon joined by his younger brother Pramod Panday, Graduate from Delhi University, to support the business. Pramod Panday is dynamic and has helped the Group reach this height.

Family is working towards growing the group and expanding the Somap Family. Through its associate Saamag in India, it has dedicated staff strength of over 1000 people, supporting the Goal of Group and continuing to give their best to provide best to the World in their chosen field.

Dinesh Pandey – Chairman

Pramod Panday – Vice Chairman

Our Team

Somap has more than 500 dedicated people working throughout for the common goal of Group, providing the best to the world, without having to compromise.


1997 – Somap International Pte Ltd was formed in Singapore.

1999 – Somap opens UK office – Somap UK Ltd was formed.

2000 – Somap expands to HK and opens Somap HK Ltd.

2001 – Somap opens its associate office in S. Korea.

2005 – Somap invest into India in one of the largest Real Estate project, housing over 6000 apartments, with over 6 million sq ft constructed area.