1980- Starting with just 255 vehicles, working to build a solid business base
Established Aichi Automobile General Services Co., Ltd., the predecessor of USS Co., Ltd., and adopted USS as the brand name.
Launched our first auction site — Nagoya — in Nawa-machi, Tokai, Aichi Prefecture.
Conducted our first auto auction with only 255 vehicles up for auction.
Introduced a POS bidding system for the first time in the Chubu (Nagoya) region.
Membership reached 500 firms, with almost 250 POS seats.
Began two-lane auctions at Nagoya auction site.
Membership soared to 1,500 firms, POS seats approach the 500 mark.
With the expansion of the auction site, the number of POS seats rose to 570 (the largest in Japan).
1990- Starting to build a nationwide network
Opened the Kyushu auction site in Tosu, Saga Prefecture. Introduced two-lane auctions for the first time in the Kyushu region.
Opened the Tokyo auction site in Noda, Chiba Prefecture.
Opened the Kyushu Gold auction site in Tosu, Saga Prefecture. Renamed Kyushu as USS Kyushu First.
Established US Butsuryu Co., Ltd.
Changed the corporate name to USS Co., Ltd.
Launched Satellite TV Auto Auctions.
Relocated the Nagoya auction site to Shinpo-machi, Tokai, Aichi Prefecture.
Opened the Okayama auction site in Sanyo-cho, Akaiwa County (currently Akaiwa City), Okayama Prefecture.
Opened the Shizuoka auction site in Fukuroi, Shizuoka Prefecture.
Opened the Sapporo auction site in Ebetsu, Hokkaido.
Opened the West Tokyo auction site in Mizuho-cho, Nishitama County, Tokyo.
Public listing – USS Co., Ltd. went public on the second section of the Nagoya Stock Exchange.
Opened the Gunma auction site in Fujioka, Gunma Prefecture.
Established USS CarbankNet Co., Ltd.
2000- A leading company in the used vehicle distribution market
Turned Sarl Auto Auction Tohoku Co., Ltd. into a subsidiary (currently the Tohoku auction site)
USS Co., Ltd. listed on the first sections of both the Tokyo Stock Exchange and the Nagoya Stock Exchange.
Relocated the Tohoku auction site to Shibata County, Miyagi Prefecture.
Opened the Osaka auction site in Nishiyodogawa Ward, Osaka.
Turned World Communications Co., Ltd. (currently Reproworld Co., Ltd.) into a subsidiary.
Opened the Fukuoka auction site in Chikushino, Fukuoka Prefecture.
Established Arbiz Co., Ltd.
Opened the Yokohama auction site in Yokohama, Kanagawa Prefecture.
Opened the USS-R Nagoya auction site, in Nagoya, Aichi Prefecture.
Relocated the Tokyo auction site to Kimagase, Noda, Chiba Prefecture.
Turned RAA Co., Ltd. and its subsidiary USS Ryutsu Auto Auction Co., Ltd. into USS subsidiaries.
Turned Misawa Toyo Co., Ltd. into a subsidiary.
Opened the USS-R Tokyo auction site in Noda, Chiba Prefecture.
Changed company name of Misawa Toyo Co., Ltd. to USS Toyo Co., Ltd.
Opened the Kobe auction site in Kobe, Hyogo Prefecture.
Rebuilt the Osaka auction site.
Established USS Support Service Co., Ltd.
Turned KUA HOKURIKU Co., Ltd. (currently the Hokuriku auction site) into a subsidiary.
Merged Tokyo auction site and USS-R Tokyo auction site.
Turned Fujioka Interchange Auto Auction Co., Ltd. into a subsidiary.
Opened the Niigata auction site in Mitsuke City, Niigata Prefecture.
Opened the Fujioka auction site in Fujioka City, Gunma Prefecture.
Tokyo auction site introduced the first 10-lane auction system in the auto auction industry.
Split the used car purchasing and sales business from CAR QUEST Co., Ltd., a wholly owned subsidiary of USS, and transferred the business to World Automobile Co., Ltd., another wholly owned subsidiary. Changed company name to R&W Co, Ltd.
Relocated the Ryutsu auction site from Saitama to the former site for R-Tokyo.
Relocated the West Tokyo auction site to Iruma, Saitama Prefecture, and renamed it Saitama Auction Site.
Merged the Gunma and Fujioka auction sites.
Opened the Shikoku auction site, in Matsuyama, Ehime Prefecture.
Established USS Logistics International Service Co., Ltd.
Concluded MOUs for capital tie-ups with IK Co., Ltd. (currently BIKE O & COMPANY Ltd.) and Japan Bike Auction Co., Ltd. to start motorcycle auctions at the USS Yokohama and Kobe auction sites.
Merged the Tokyo auction site and Ryutsu auction site.
Commenced bike auctions at the Kobe auction site (managed by Japan Bike Auction Co., Ltd.)
USS Toyo Co., Ltd. merged with CAR QUEST Co., Ltd., and the merged entity retained the name CAR QUEST Co., Ltd.
Commenced bike auctions at the Yokohama auction site (managed by Japan Bike Auction Co., Ltd.)
Rebuilt the Nagoya auction site.
Split the used car purchasing and sales business from R&W Co., Ltd. and established Rabbit Car Network Co., Ltd.
Relocated the Okayama auction site to Nagao, Akaiwa, Okayama Prefecture.
Changed the company name of R&W Co., Ltd. to Reproworld Co., Ltd.
Split the rubber recycling business from CAR QUEST Co., Ltd. and established Toyo Rubber Chips Co., Ltd.
Increased USS’s shareholding ratio in Japan Bike Auction Co., Ltd. to 66% and converted it into a subsidiary.
Sold all Toyo Rubber Chips Co., Ltd. shares to ENVIPRO HOLDINGS Inc. (5659.T), a major player in the resource recycling business.
Acquired CAR QUEST Co., Ltd. through absorption-type merger.
Rebuilt the Sizuoka auction site.
Relocated the USS-R Nagoya auction site to Tokai, Aichi Prefecture.
Tokyo auction site introduced the first 12-lane auction system in the industry.
Rebuilt the Sapporo auction site.
Acquired 66.04% of Japan Automobile Auction Inc. (JAA) stock and made this company a subsidiary.
Relocated the Hokuriku auction site to Hakusan, Ishikawa Prefecture.
Made Japan Automobile Auction Inc. a wholly owned subsidiary.