Striving to provide customers around the world with even more convenient automobile societies and to achieve further success, driven by our CHALLENGING SPIRIT.

Chairman Hiroshi Kabata

Providing human society and the natural world with what they truly need brings tremendous joy.
Automobiles are an essential part of modern society, and making them even safer and more comfortable requires vehicle maintenance and repair components that improve and maintain automobile performance. We help protect lives and the natural environment through this constant improving and maintaining of vehicle performance. That is even harder to accomplish than one might imagine. Automobiles are made up of interconnected precision components, and each and every one of these tiny parts is vitally important. Each part plays an important role, because if even a single one of these tiny components does not continue to function correctly, it could damage our precious natural environment, or prevent the vehicle from being able to drive, stop, or turn.
With the cooperation of manufacturers and sellers, Sanko Trading uses truly advanced technologies to provide people around the world with the highest quality automobile parts quickly and appropriately. Through these sincere supply activities we are meeting the needs of the society of today and of tomorrow.

President Kiyoyuki Nishimoto

I assumed the role of president on August 1, 2018.
Chairperson Hiroshi Kabata founded Sanko Trading in 1985, after which I formed a relationship with the company and joined the following year in 1986 and have been here ever since. We are proud to be able to say that we have contributed everything we can to the spread and market penetration of vehicle maintenance and repair components thanks to the motto we have had since our establishment, to show sincerity and good faith to our clients and customers in Japan and around the world.

We are also intent on actively challenging ourselves to pursue new business, under our corporate slogan “Challenging Spirit.”

Moving forward we will keep our motto, which is unchanged since our founding, fresh in the minds of all of our employees, and do everything we can to meet the expectations of our clients and customers.

Corporate profile

Company name



April 1, 1985


President Kiyoyuki Nishimoto


10,000,000 JPY

Head office location

Toda Bldg. 4F, 3-2-4 Fushimimachi, Chuo-ku, Osaka 541-0044

TEL: +81 (0)6-6202-7750
FAX: +81 (0)6-6202-7827

Business contents

Importing, exporting, and sale of vehicle maintenance and repair components

End of fiscal year

March 31

Main banks

Mizuho Bank, MUFG Bank, Sumitomo Mitsui Banking Corporation, Resona Bank

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Head office location

Room 225, Boying Commercial Center, No.170 East Zhongshan Road, Huangpu Guangzhou, 510-710 Guangdong, CHINA


+86 (20)8135-0163


+86 (20)8135-0162




Company established.
Beginning of marketing to the Middle East, Africa, and Europe.


Beginning of marketing to North America and Central America.
Beginning of full-fledged digitization of operations.


Opened office in Guangzhou as a Chinese sales and information site.


Joined Automotive Parts Remanufacturing Association (APRA).
Beginning of marketing to Russia.


Beginning of marketing to South America.


Joined Japan Automotive Products Association (JAPA).


Established Chinese subsidiary Sanko Trading (Guangzhou) Co., Ltd.


Celebrated 30th anniversary.
Took part as exhibitor in Automechanika Frankfurt.


Took part as exhibitor in Automechanika Frankfurt for second time.


Conducted transfer of business for Sanko Trading (Guangzhou) Co., Ltd., converting it into an affiliated company.


Relocated head office.
Redesigned company website.

Sales trends

Since the turn of the century, the tide of motorization has expanded greatly, reaching all parts of the globe, even those without sufficiently developed infrastructure. In recent years, we have succeeded in greatly improving our business performance by cultivating markets such as those of Russia, Latin America, and Eastern Europe. We are now taking on the markets of Southeast Asia and Africa in search of new business opportunities. As long as this tide of motorization continues, demand for vehicle maintenance and repair components will continue to grow.

Overview of the Company (Video)