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2022

April

Group

Shifted to the Standard Market from the Second Section of the Tokyo Stock Exchange (TSE) due to a revision of the TSE's market classification.

2022

April

Group

A Tree-for-one stock split of the Company's common stock.

2022

January

Group

Acquired a 40% stake in Blue Flag Pty Ltd, an Australian automobile data service provider, and made it an equity method affiliate.

2021

November

Group

Increased stake in OzCar Pty Limited from 20% to 30%, strengthened capital and business alliance.

2021

May

Group

Through the process to third-party allotment of OzCar Pty Limited, we increased our stake to 20% and made OzCar an equity-method affiliate.

2021

February

Logistics

Daiwa Logistics Co., Ltd. has relocated the head office from Kawasaki City, Kanagawa to Minato-ku, Tokyo.

2019

November

Group

Capital and Business alliance with Australian used car dealer by acquiring a 10% stake in OzCar Pty Limited for business expansion in Australia

2019

April

Service

Acquired business and assets of rental car business company USAVE Car & Truck Rentals Limited in New Zealand

2019

February

Group

OPTIMUS GROUP COMPANY LIMITED relocated its head office to 2-5-6,Shiba, Minato-ku, Tokyo 105-0014 Japan

2018

October

Group

Formation of Optimus Group Australia Pty Ltd as a 100% subsidiary of Optimus Group Co., Ltd. , to manage our group business in Australia.

2018

October

Group

OPTIMUS GROUP COMPANY LIMITED. merged its 100% subsidiary Compass Logistics Co., Ltd.

2018

September

Logistics

Daiwa Shipping Co., Ltd and Tokai Logistics Co., Ltd. ,which are subsidiaries of Optimus Group Co., Ltd., was merged into Daiwa Logistics Co., Ltd.

2018

September

Logistics

Transferred business assets of Dolphin Shipping Australia Pty Ltd New Zealand branch to Dolphin Shipping Agencies Limited, and changed the company name to Dolphin Shipping New Zealand Limited from Dolphin Shipping Agencies Limited.

2018

August

Group

Formation of Optimus Group New Zealand Limited as a 100% subsidiary of Optimus Group Co., Ltd. , to manage our group business in New Zealand.

2017

December

Group

Listing of Optimus Group Co., Ltd. On Tokyo Stock Exchange Second Section

2017

May

Trading

Nichibo Australia PTY LTD becomes a 100% subsidiary of Optimus Group Co., Ltd.

2016

May

Logistics

Establishment of Dolphin Shipping Australia Pty Ltd New Zealand branch

2016

February

Logistics

Formation of Compass Logistics Co., Ltd to manage the Logistics Business Affiliated Companies

2016

February

Service

Formation of Universal Rental Cars Limited as a Rental Car Business

2015

February

Service

Formation of Universal Finance Company Limited to manage all Service Business Affiliated Companies in New Zealand

2015

February

Inspection

Formation of Inspicere Limited to manage the Inspection Business Affiliated Companies in New Zealand

2015

January

Group

Formation of Optimus Group Co., Ltd. with the sole share transfer of Nichibo (Japan Trading) Co., Ltd.

2015

January

Trading

Nichibo (Japan Trading) Co., Ltd. becomes a 100% subsidiary company of Optimus Group Co., Ltd. through share transfer

2014

October

Trading

Formation of Nichibo Australia PTY LTD to conduct Market Research to expand Used Car Exports into Australia

2014

July

Logistics

Formation of Dolphin Shipping Australia Pty Ltd to conduct Non-Vessel Operating Common Carrier (NVOCC) for Used Cars in Australia

2013

September

Service

Proton Vehicles 2012 Limited changed their Trading Name to MD Distributors Limited

2013

February

Inspection

Acquisition of all Shares of Vehicle Inspection New Zealand Limited (listed on the New Zealand Stock Exchange) by TOB

2013

January

Service

Budget Car Auctions 2013 Limited starts selling Used Vehicles in New Zealand

2012

October

Inspection

Acquisition of all Shares of JEVIC UK Ltd.

2012

July

Trading

Formation of Pt Oto Bid Indonesia to handle Used Car Auctions in Indonesia

2012

June

Service

Proton Vehicles Limited (current MD Distributors Limited) commence the sale of Car Manufacturer Mahindra Limited in New Zealand

2012

February

Logistics

Formation of Dolphin Shipping Agencies Limited in New Zealand to conduct Non-Vessel Operating Common Carrier (NVOCC) for shipping Used Cars

2011

November

Logistics

Formation of Daiwa Shipping Co., Ltd in Kangawa-Prefecture to handle Sea/Land Logistics

2010

November

Service

Auto Finance Direct Limited was registered as a Financial Service Provider to the New Zealand Government

2010

July

Logistics

Formation of Tokai Logistics Co., Ltd. In Nagoya, Aichi-Prefecture to handle Logistic Services

2010

May

Service

Universal Property Limited commences as a Real Estate Management Business in New Zealand

2009

April

Service

Auto Finance Direct Limited starts offering Auto Loans for End-Users in New Zealand

2008

December

Service

Trade Cars Limited starts importing Used Cars into New Zealand for retail

2008

November

Inspection

JEVIC UK Ltd. starts inspecting Used Cars in the United Kingdom

2006

October

Service

Fasttrack Automotive Compliance 2006 Limited starts to comply Used Cars imported into New Zealand

2005

October

Inspection

Formation of JEVIC Singapore Pte Ltd. in Singapore to conduct Market Research for expanding inspection business in the South East Asia Region.

2004

September

Service

Auto Advance Finance Limited (in New Zealand) starts to assist Nichibo (Japan Trading) Co., Ltd. in the form of Claims Collection from Local Car Dealers.

2003

July

Inspection

Formation of JEVIC NZ Limited in New Zealand as a Claims Collection Company for JEVIC Company Limited

2003

February

Inspection

JEVIC Company Limited moves their Head Office from Nagoya, Aichi-Prefecture to Yokohama, Kangawa-Prefecture

2002

June

Trading

Nichibo Japan Trading Co., change their trading name to Nichibo (Japan Trading) Co., Ltd.

2001

September

Inspection

Japan Export Vehicle Inspection Center (JEVIC) Company Limited was formed to launch Pre-Shipment Inspections of Used Vehicles

1998

January

Logistics

Formation of Port Service Ltd in Nagoya, Aichi-Pref. to launch the clean-up/maintenance business for Used Vehicles.

1989

May

Trading

Nichibo Japan Trading Co., Ltd starts the Export of Used Vehicles to New Zealand

1988

April

Trading

Formation of Nichibo Japan Trading Co., Ltd (current Nichibo (Japan Trading) Co., Ltd.). To launch the Import Business of Fishery Products