Japanese Auto Auction Series Part 1 – USS Group

I’ll be trying something new besides the regular news and articles. Each week, hopefully, I’ll be able to post information on one auction establishment in Japan. To start off, we’ll go straight to the top by focusing on the biggest single auction company in Japan, USS Group.

USS Group Japan

Official Website: www.ussnet.co.jp

Number of Auction Sites: 19 throughout Japan
Auctions held each Month: 60-80
Number of Cars Available in 2007: nearly 3 million
Number of Cars Sold in 2007:nearly 1.7 million (57%)
Overall Market Share: 34%
Membership: On-site:41,000; Internet:17,500; Global Network (Sat):6,000

USS Group Auto Auction Site Map

USS stand for Used-car System Solutions. October, 1980 was the month that what became USS Co., Ltd. formed. In August 1982, the first USS auto auction in Nagoya was conducted with 255 vehicles up for bidding. Two hundred and eighty auctioneers participated in this auction coming from throughout Japan.

Over the past few decades, USS Group’s seen huge amounts of growth as they build, acquire, and expand new auction sites to a current of 19 (including 2 recycle auctions). What gave them an advantage to grow into the top position in the market is their development of computer auction software. Allowing others to copy their software, the became immediate market leaders in the technical area.

Besides coming in just before a time of rapid growth in the car auction world, they were able able to capture that growth and increase their reputation through wise business practices. Now they are among the most respectable auctions in Japan. Almost all exporters will carry a USS members ID because mostly of the volume of cars they auction all around Japan.

USS Member\'s ID

Information from USS Group.

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  6. mike Says:

    hello how do i join up to be a USS auction member?? thxs

  7. japaneseusedcarimporting Says:

    there are two ways of actually participating:
    1) you move to Japan, get a car trading license, and set up a business.
    -or-
    2) you work through a Japanese exporting company and go through their license for a small fee.

  8. mr kahin Says:

    iam intersting for the second option to deal through their license for the small fee.

    pls could send me more informtion thanks for your assistance.

  9. japaneseusedcarimporting Says:

    Well… I can recommend our current sponsor JCarBuys. They can help give you access to over 90 auctions for a small commission.

    Their website is http://www.JCarBuys.com

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  13. M saleh Says:

    pics of hino water tanker 1998 4.7tons sold out on 24 march 2012 in arai auction oyama

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