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VERSIONGROUP CO.,LTD.

Address

14-21, Katakasu, Hakataku, Fukuoka-city,JAPAN
TEL:+81 92 434 3311 FAX:+81 92 434 3310
English Representative +81 80 1710 1963

President

Takashi Nojima

Number of Employees

97


Activities

Import New car and Used car sales, Domestic Japanese used car sales, and Automobile parts sales (Body parts etc.)
Import car & Japanese Purchasing , Automobile Inspection and Maintenance, Automobile Insurance, and Life Insurance factorage


Official Dealer

FERRARI JAPAN (FERRARI)
CORNES and; CO.,LTD (Maserati)
Fiat Auto Mobile Japan(Alfa Romeo・FIAT)
Lotus Cars International(Lotus)
Mitsui Co., Ltd.(HUMMER・CADILLAC)
Blue Frame Co.,Ltd. (SALEEN)
General Motors Japan Co.,Ltd.(General Motors, SAAB, Chevolet)


Dealing banks

Fukuoka Bank Head Office
Mizuho Bank Fukuoka branch
West Japan city bank Kurosaki branch

History  
November, 1964
KitakyushuJidousya Ltd. establishment
  Established as sub-dealer of Daihatsu Co., Ltd. car sales and maintenance factory in Kitakyushu City in Fukuoka.
  The total number of employees were five. The establishment capital was 1.5 million yen.
May, 1968
Establishment of Japanese used car business (present address of Version Kitakyushu headquarter )
March, 1977
Headquarter and service factory moved to present place.
  Approval of District Land Transport Bureaus specification factory (Automobile inspection factory)
Increasing number of employee to 24 people. Increasing the capital 5.5 million yen
April, 1979
Established second branch of used car shop at Orio.
Focusing used car business.
November, 1979
Established third branch of used car.(Present place of Alfa Rome Kitakyusyu)
April, 1980
Announcement of CI introduction and VERSION brand.
May, 1981
Establishment of Version Pavilion
  The capital has increased to 10 million yen.
March, 1985
Establishment of VERSION2 (Twin cam/turbo car special shop)
May, 1986
Establishment of VERSION3 (Toyota Soarer special shop)
April, 1987
Establishment of VERSION4 (4WD/RV Van special shop)
January, 1988
Establishment of VERSION5(Family car special shop)
  (Present place of Alfa Romeo Kitakyusyu )
April, 1989
European Version Co., Ltd established.
The established capital 10 million yen.
0May

Establishment of European Version first shop,

Starting Import-vehicle business. (present place of Van Kitakyusyu)
November
Opening of European Version Kitakyusyu showroom.
(Present place of Alfa Romeo Kitakyusyu)
November, 1990
Opening of European Version Fukuoka showroom and factory.
Approved as official  dealership of Garage Italiya (Fiat, Alfa Romeo, Maserati, and Lancia)
February, 1994
Opening of European Version used car showroom.
April
Cornes and Company Limited, Approved as official dealership of Ferrari and Maserati.
Renewal opening of 3rd floor of European Version Fukuoka as Ferrari showroom.
December
Establishment of American Version Showroom.
August, 1995
European Version has increased the capital to 50 million yen.
September
Opening of Arese Kitakyusyu showroom (renewal of European Version Kitakyusyu branch)
  Fiat Automobile Japan approved as official dealership of Alfa Romeo and Fiat.
  Service factory increased inspection equipment.
August, 1996
Renewal opening of two European version shops(expansion of exhibition space)
June, 1997
Opening of American and European Version
  twin showroom (Present place of European Version Kitakyusyu )
May, 1998
Opening of VERSION Kokuraminami branch and the Van system Kokuraminami branch.
April, 1999
Opening of European Version Hakata showroom (Ferrari & Maserati) / Arese Fukuoka Hakata showroom (Alfa Romeo& Fiat)
March, 2000
Opening of European Version Fukuoka as Lotus showroom