The word “Autrans” is a portmanteau of the words “automotive industry” and “transportation,” thus representing an integration of these two concepts.

Sojitz Autrans Corporation has honed its trading functions (order, delivery management, inventory, finance, and production and sales information collection functions) in Japan and overseas with long time experience operating as a specialized trading company. We also offer domestic and overseas integrated distribution services (import and export, just-in-time (JIT) delivery, milk run method delivery, etc.) as well as value-added services (sub-assembly, pre delivery inspection, quality control management support, etc.). This assortment of offerings enables us to support the stable procurement and supply of mass-production parts and components, which is particularly important to the industries of manufacturing cars and motorcycle, while providing proxy services as a tier 1 supplier.

Sojitz Autrans Corporation does not limit its operations to serving domestic customers. Rather, we coordinate our efforts with the overseas bases of the Autrans Group and the Sojitz Group to offer support for parts and component procurement and supply chain management to customers across the globe.


We offer support for parts and component procurement to customers by merging our trading and integrated distribution services.


Support for Parts and Component Procurement at Customers’ Overseas Bases

  • CASE 1 Tier 1 and Tier 2 Supplier Operations

    Sojitz Autrans Corporation maintains purchasing contracts to support the channels of distribution between overseas suppliers and customers. Our range of services encompasses those pertaining to imports, order and inventory management, pre delivery inspections, sub-assembly, and initial response measures related to quality (including sorting when abnormalities arise). We offer these services on a one-stop basis as a tier 1 supplier.

  • CASE 2 Support for Parts and Component Procurement at Customers’ Overseas Bases
  • CASE 3 Parts and Component Supply Scheme Using Vendor Managed Inventory (VMI)
    Sojitz Supply Chain