History of Nissan Trading

Establishment - 1980s

  • 1978

    Nissan Trading Co., Ltd., established as a wholly owned subsidiary of Nissan Motor Co., Ltd., capitalized at ¥80 million. Head Office established at 7-16-15, Ginza, Chuo-ku, Tokyo.

    Import section, General Parts Purchasing Department of Nissan Motor transferred to Nissan Trading. The Company begins import of automotive parts.

    Overseas offices opened in Detroit, Michigan, in the United States, and Brussels, Belgium; information-gathering and market research begin.

  • 1981

    Paid-in Capital raised to ¥200 million.

    Head Office relocated to 7-15-5, Ginza, Chuo-ku, Tokyo.

  • 1983

    Kyushu Office established.

  • 1984

    Detroit Office incorporated, becoming Nissan Trading Corp., U.S.A. Nashville office established.

    Nissan Trading acquires equity in Kyushu Tekko Center Co., Ltd.

    Overseas office established in London, U.K.

  • 1985

    London Office changed to London Branch; Brussels Office absorbed into London Branch.

  • 1988

    Washington (Sunderland) Office established in the U.K.

    Overseas office established in Bangkok, Thailand.


  • 1990

    London Branch incorporated, becoming Nissan Trading UK Limited. Amsterdam Branch established.

    Overseas office opened in Mexico City. Tochigi Office established.

  • 1993

    Nitco Kyushu Logistics Co., Ltd., established to improve the Company's distribution activities to various local customers including Nissan Motor factories in Kyushu.

    Head Office relocated to 3-13-16, Mita, Minato-ku, Tokyo.

  • 1994

    Nissan Trading UK Limited renamed Nissan Trading Europe Limited.

  • 1996

    Nitco Siam Co., Ltd., established in Bangkok as a joint venture with Siam Nissan Automobile Co., Ltd., to expand trading within Thailand as well as throughout Southeast Asia.

  • 1999

    Fuji Office established.


  • 2000

    Paid-in capital increased to ¥320 million.

    Head Office relocated to 2-6-32 Takashima, Nishi-ku, Yokohama, Kanagawa

  • 2004

    Guangzhou Nissan Trading Co., Ltd., established in the People's Republic of China.

    Guangzhou Nissan Trading Co., Ltd., established Shanghai Office and Xiangfan Office.

  • 2005

    Nissan Trading Europe Limited changed Sunderland Office branch to Head Office.

    Guangzhou Nissan Trading Co., Ltd., establishes Huadu Office in PRC.

    Mexico City Branch (currently Mexico Branch) moved to Aguascalientes and changed to Mexico Office.

  • 2006

    Seoul Office established in Republic of Korea.

    Merged with Renault Japon.

  • 2007

    Seoul Office changed to Korea Branch.

    Shanghai Office changed to Shanghai Branch.

    Nissan Trading Corp., U.S.A.placed the headquarters functions in Nashville.Detroit headquarters changed to Detroit office.

    Guangzhou Nissan Trading Co., Ltd., changed to Nissan Trading China Co., Ltd.

    Xiangyang Office changed to Xiangyang Branch.

  • 2009

    Head Office relocated to 6-1 Daikoku-cho, Tsurumi-ku, Yokohama Kanagawa


  • 2010

    Busan Office established in Republic of Korea.

    Nissan Trading Corp. USA renamed Nissan Trading Corporation Americas.

  • 2011

    PT.Nissan Trading Indonesia established in Indonesia. Nissan Trading India Private Ltd. Established in India.

    Nissan Trading China Co., Ltd established Zhengzhou Branch.

    Huadu Office changed to Huadu Branch.

  • 2012

    Nissan Trading China Co., Ltd established Dalian Branch.

  • 2013

    Head Office relocated to 91-1 Kawakami-cho, Totsuka-ku, Yokohama, Kanagawa


    Nissan Trading China Co., Ltd established Wuhan Branch.

  • 2014

    Representative Office of Nissan Trading Co., Ltd. In St. Petersburg established in Russia.

  • 2015

    Reassessed in each function of Nissan Trading (NITCO) group.

    Korea Branch changed to Seoul Branch and Busan Office changed to Busan Branch

  • 2018

    Nissan Trading Co.,Ltd 40th Anniversary of Foundation


  • 2020

    Nissan Trading China Co., Ltd established Zhangjiagang Office.

  • 2022

    Tochigi Sales Office relocated to 4-2-24 Higashishukugo, Utsunomiya-shi, Tochigi.