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Domestic sales, import and export of auto parts and accessories
Export of construction equipment parts.

About Us

Greeting
Endlessly Unchanging, Daily Innovation  – Always unchanging, Always new –   We at Empire Motor Co., Ltd. have now been advancing for 100 years since our company took its first steps in Nihonbashi Ward, Tokyo City (today’s Chuo Ward, Metropolitan Tokyo) in 1913. We will greet out 100th anniversary on April 10, 2013, having been in the automobile parts and accessories wholesale business throughout our history.   Practicing our corporate philosophy of being Endlessly Unchanging, Daily Innovation, we carefully adapt to our business environment, just as life in the natural world continuously adapts and evolves, as we advance with constant innovation driven by a spirit of creativity.   Endlessly Unchanging refers to the trust that forms the foundation of everything we do. Customer satisfaction is our ultimate priority, and integrity and harmony guide us on the path to boundless prosperity.   Daily Innovation points to the creation of a new culture, being endowed with original ideas and concepts, and responding to changes in society and the needs of our customers. It means having a global perspective, and being a company that advances internationalization and an information orientation.   A company that lasts is a company that has earned trust. We at Empire Motor will continue to preserve the trust of our customers, which we have cultivated during our century of history. We will meet the needs of all our customers with the same unchanging spirit and fresh perspectives, while making a positive contribution to society. Yukihisa Akiba President Empire Motor Co., Ltd.
Company History
1913 Ryozo Yanagida forms Empire Jidosha Shokai at Gofukucho, Nihonbashi Ward, Tokyo City (currently, 2-2 Nihonbashi Dori, Chuo Ward). Begin importing and selling Empire and Chloral Heart automobiles. 1925 In addition to working to domestically Produce Ford parts, begin selling superior parts and accessories. 1933 Establish New Oasis Co., Ltd. 1939 The company changed its name to Empire Motor Co., Ltd. 1945 Restoring of head office building and store that were damaged during the war. Following the war, recommence the wholesaling and exporting of parts and accessories. 1948 Establish New Empire Motor Co., Ltd. Ford agent rights are required. 1950 Increase capitalization to 6 million yen. 1953 Increase capitalization to 10 million yen. 1957 Increase capitalization to 30 million yen. Appoint Mioto Kamijima president. 1965 Increase capitalization to 100 million yen. Establish Auto Yohin Co., Ltd. 1969 Increase capitalization to 168 million yen. Introduce product control method that uses computers. 1971 Increase capitalization to 201.6 million yen. Move head office from Nihonbashi to Hatchobori. 1972 Head office, Empire Building is completed. 1973 Appoint Mioto Kamijima chairman and Kakuhei Iwanami president. 1974 Increase capitalization to 250 million yen. 1976 Establish the local corporation Empire Motor Co., Of Singapore, Pte. Ltd. in Singapore. 1977 Upgrade the computer to UNICVAC1100/11. 1983 Open the Omiya Distribution Center. Compile the Seventy-Year Company History. 1987 Open the Osaka Distribution Center. 1988 Establish the local corporation Empire Motor (Malaysia) SDN BHD in Malaysia. Open the Fukuoka Distribution Center. 1989 Increase capitalization to 300 million yen. Open the Tohoku Distribution Center. 1991 Takanawa Empire Building is completed. 1993 Celebrate 80th anniversary. Open the Nagoya Distribution Center. 1994 Fukuoka Distribution Center is relocated and newly constructed. 1995 Open the Sapporo Distribution Center. Appoint Kakuhei Iwanami chairman and Koichiro Obi president. Increase capitalization to 360 million yen. 1997 Increase capitalization to 432 million yen. 1998 Open the Metropolitan Logistic Center. 1999 Reform corporate organization into a six-headquarter system (Managing Headquarters, Information Systems Headquarters, Development and Sales Headquarters, No.1 Sales Headquarters, No.2 Sales Headquarters, and Overseas Sales Headquarters). Appoint Koichiro Obi chairman and Shigeru Taguchi president. 2003 Celebrate 90th anniversary. Establish the Shanghai Representative Office. 2004 Appoint Shigeru Taguchi chairman and Masanari Ide president. Establish the local corporation Empire Motor (Shanghai) Co., Ltd. in China. 2006 Increase capitalization to 464.4 million yen. Appoint Taketoshi Hashizume chairman and Masanari Ide president. 2007 Increase capitalization to 500.688 million yen. 2008 Appoint Masanari Ide chairman and Toru Kimura president. 2009 Establish the local corporation Empire Motor (Bangkok) Co., Ltd. in Thailand. 2010 Open the Akita Delivery Center. 2011 Appoint Toru Kimura chairman and Yukihisa Akiba president. 2012 Open the Matsuyama Delivery Center. 2013 Celebrate 100th anniversary on 10th of April. 2015 Move head office function to temporary office due to rebuilding head office. Kudamatsu Branch Office opened. New subsidiary, Uchida Auto Co., Ltd, established to handle old and new cars in Saitama Pref. 2016 Move the office of Osaka 2nd Sales division. 2017 Head office, new Empire Building is completed. 2019 Join ATR International AG
Overseas Office
Empire Motor Co. of Singapore Pte Ltd. P.C.LEE & CO. 545 Orchard Road #10-06 Far East Shopping Centre Singapore 238882 Phone: (+603)4042-5263 , (+603)4042-526 Fax: (+603)4042-5289 E-mail:akihiko.ibori@empire.co.jp Empire Motor (Malaysia) SDN. BHD. Suite 16.08, 16th Floor, Plaza Permata (IGB Plaza),6 Jalan Kampar, Off Jalan Tun Razak, 50400 Kuala Lumpur, Malaysia Map Phone: (+603)4042-5263 , (+603)4042-5266 Fax: (+603)4042-5289 E-mail: empiremotormalaysia@gmail.com Empire Motor (Shanghai) Co., Ltd. 9A6 Room, Hua Fu Bldg, No585, Long Hua Xi Lu, Shanghai, China Map Phone:021-64697839 Fax: 021-64698557 E-mail:emcsh8@163.com Shanghai Rep.Office 9A6 Room, No585, Long Hua Xi Lu, Shanghai, China Map Phone:021-64697839 Fax: 021-64698557 E-mail:emcsh8@163.com
Growth-story
This story is about the history and development of Empire Motor and car industry over the 100 years since the foundation. We would like to introduce it from various point of view and so as to understand our history as much as possible. Crossroad No.2 To Auto parts business No.3 The Great Kanto Earthquake and Development of Auto Business No.4 The Dawn of New Automobile Age No.5 Gasoline Service Station No.6 Top Dealer No.7 Development of Spare Parts Business No.8 Name Change and Controlled Economy No.9 Tokyo Air Raid, New Start after the War and the Ground Work as a Trading House in Automobile Spare Parts No.10 Spare Parts Industry after the War No.11 A Special Procurement by GHQ No.12 The Coming of the Made-in-Japan Cars No.13 Distribution of Auto Parts No.14 Advance into Car Accessories Business, and Build-up Solid Corporate Structure No.15 World-wide Sales Net Work No.16 Building-up New Distribution Channels No.17 Establishing Immediate Information Management No.18 Management System (Employees’ Education) No.19 Management System (Social Welfare) No.20 Management System (Sales Promotion, Safety Management) No.21 Mr. Ueshima-C.E.O. No.22 Management Philosophy of Mr. Iwanami No.23 Mr. Iwanami- The Third C.E.O. No.24 70th year Anniversary of Empire Motor and …

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