Contact Us

Corporate Information

Corporate Profile

Head Office
Company Name USS Co., Ltd.
Head Office 507-20 Shinpo-machi, Tokai-shi, Aichi Prefecture 476-0005 Japan Access Map
Representatives Chairman and Representative Director, Chief Executive Officer : Yukihiro Ando
President and Representative Director, Chief Operating Officer : Dai Seta
Capital 18,881 million yen
Established October 29, 1980
Number of Employees Full-time employees: 624; part-time employees: 98
(Group basis) full-time employees: 1,109; part-time employees: 159* The figure for part-time workers is the average over the term (assuming a working day of seven hours and 30 minutes).
Business Management of used vehicle auction
Number of members On-site auction members: 48,058
Satellite auction members: 2,197
Internet auction members: 32,538
Used vehicle purchasing shops: 143 (including 15 direct shops)
* Figures for members are on a group-wide basis.

(As of March 31,2021)

Management Policies

Challenge to Next Stage

1.We will become a diversified used car distribution organization that is widely recognized as an outstanding corporate citizen

2.Our organization will always be trusted by both our customers and the public in general.

3.We will leverage all of our strengths and knowhow to adapt to ongoing changes in our markets.

4.We will build a team of self-reliant individuals who can continue to support and manage the USS
Group ́s growth for decades to come.

5.We will always incorporate the interests of our shareholders in our operations and decision-making.

Corporate Governance

On December 15, 2015 USS Co., Ltd. established a Fundamental Policy for Corporate Governance. The aim was to clearly define the fundamental thinking and framework that support and outline corporate governance, both for the Company and its subsidiaries.

Business Domains

USS is actively driving the revitalization of the used vehicle distribution market, while always keeping the auto auction business as our core business.

Business Domains

Auction business

USS facilitates the smooth distribution of used vehicles nationwide through its highly sophisticated used-vehicle auctions.
It holds its core on-site auctions at 19 auction sites across the country, and in addition, provides registered members with two ways to participate in the same auctions virtually: by proprietary satellite feeds to local auction sites and by Internet feeds that can be accessed anywhere.
Membership stood at 48,058 firms at the end of March 2021, and the market share was over 35%, making USS by far Japan's largest auto auction company.

Used vehicle purchasing and selling business

It is critically important to win and retain members’ confidence by boosting both the number of vehicle consignments and the number of completed contracts.
Auto auctions only become lively when active buyers and sellers meet and have an efficient, transparent marketplace in which to conduct their transactions.
To maximize the number of high-quality used vehicles USS can supply, it operates "Rabbit," a retail-oriented used car purchasing chain unique to the USS Group, with outlets all over the country.

Recycling business

Even before the advent of the Vehicle Recycling Law, USS set up auction sites dedicated to older-model/high mileage vehicles.
Vehicles sold at such auctions are used in various ways, both at home and abroad. USS also scraps unsold vehicles at the request of their owners to recycle them as rebuilt auto parts, raw materials, or solid fuel.

Management Team

Title Duties Name
Chairman and Representative Director,
Chief Executive Officer
Yukihiro Ando
President and Representative Director,
Chief Operating Officer
Dai Seta
Executive Vice President Officer of the Supervisory Office Masafumi Yamanaka
Senior Managing Director Officer of the Auction Operation Office Masayuki Akase
Junior Managing Director Manager of Nagoya and R-Nagoya Auction Site Hiromitsu Ikeda
Director (Outside) Hitoshi Tamura
Director (Outside) Akihiko Kato
Director (Outside) Nobuko Takagi
Full-time Corporate Auditor (Outside) Kenichi Goto
Corporate Auditor (Outside) Keiji Miyake
Corporate Auditor (Outside) Jun Ogawa
Executive Officer Manager of Sapporo Auction Site Yukiyasu Sugata
Executive Officer General Manager of Internet Department Hiroshi Kojima

(As of June 15, 2021)

Group Companies

Company Name Location Main Business Equity Interest
USS Co., Ltd. Tokai City, Aichi Operation of used car auction
US Butsuryu Co., Ltd. Tokai City, Aichi Transport service of motor lorry 100%
USS Support Service Co., Ltd. Tokai City, Aichi Financial services 100%
Reproworld Co., Ltd. Noda City, Chiba Purchasing and selling of accident-damaged vehicles 100%
Rabbit Car Network Co., Ltd. Chiyoda Ward, Tokyo Purchasing and selling of used vehicle 100%
ARBIZ Co., Ltd. Nagoya City, Aichi Recycling of end-of-life automobiles and other goods 51%
Japan Bike Auction Co., Ltd. Yokohama City, Kanagawa Operation of motorcycle auction 66%
Japan Automobile Auction Inc. Edogawa Ward, Tokyo Operation of used car auction 100%
HAA Kobe Inc. Chuo-ku, Kobe, Hyogo Operation of used car auction 100%
SMART Inc. Nagoya city, Aichi Disposal of equipment and industrial plants 26%

The figures in parentheses in the Equity Interest column indicate the indirect investment ratio.
100% of the equity of HAA Kobe Inc. is owned by Japan Automobile Auction Inc.
51% of the equity of SMART Inc. is owned by ARBIZ Co., Ltd.
(As of April 1, 2021)