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Message from the Representative Director

We started the company as a wholesaler of automotive supplies in June 1988. While delivering products to volume retailers across Japan by focusing on motorsports area where we have been best at, we are developing various businesses of parts and supplies for dressed-up cars with our own brands. “American Monster” is our key brand. We have led in establishment of styles that are the roots of today’s dressed-up cars.

We joined Autobacks group in April 2003, and significantly expanded the categories of the products we deal. Instead of sticking to automotive supplies, we are making every effort to provide our customers across Japan with modern products in a timely manner.

In addition, we always believe that our value as a wholesaler is “to provide new products that meet current needs and contribute to the society.” By developing a product to contribute the society together with our clients, we can establish the “win-win-win” relationshipW with them. And, this is what we are looking for. In other words, we envision that every company plays a role as a core to bring about exponential enthusiasm, leading to wonderful synergy.

Let each of us play a core role to bring about exponential enthusiasm together!
Let us build true “win-win” situation through meaningful contribution to the society.

Hiroshi Ikegawa
Representative Director, Cores International, Inc

Management Philosophy

cores

One “core” means nothing.
However, multiple “cores” bring about exponential enthusiasm.

Each business we engage in is a core business for us.
There is no difference in importance with respect to our businesses.
All our businesses are our core businesses, and
all of them represent our corporate stance for social contribution.
Through the provision of various products, we propose lifestyles to our users.
We will continue to take on such big challenges and lead our businesses to success as Cores where “cores” of enthusiasm are always in action.

Company Profile

Proactively taking on new businesses with future potential.
As expressed in our company name, “Cores”, we have led many core businesses to success since our establishment. Please take a look at our corporate profile below.

Company name Cores International, Inc.
Establishment Mr. Sueo Hozumi established Cores International, Inc. in Hiroshibacho, Suita, Osaka in June 1988.
Capital 95 million yen
Majority shareholder Autobacs Seven Co., Ltd.: Shareholding ratio: 81.40%
Hiroshi Ikegawa: Shareholding ratio: 14.67%
Directors Representative Director Hiroshi Ikegawa
Director Kosuke Nagaoka
Director Tatsuya Setoyama
Director Tetsuya Kato
Auditor Masaaki Iizuka
Head office SAKAI-PHOENIX BLDG 5F, 1-1-3 Shukuincho-nishi
Sakai-ku,Sakai-city, Osaka 590-0958, Japan
Tokyo branch AMUSE・K BLDG 201, 2-7-9 Minamiohi
Shinagawa-ku, Tokyo 140-0013,Japan
Employees 81 (As of the end of March 2016)
Business activities Wholesales trading company of automotive related goods
Planning and sales of car life products
Annual sales 4 billion 432 million yen (actual sales for year ending March 2014)
4 billion 711 million yen (actual sales for year ending March 2015)
4 billion 823 million yen (actual sales for year ending March 2016)

Business Offices

■ Head Office

SAKAI-PHOENIX BLDG 5F, 1-1-3 Shukuincho-nishi
Sakai-ku,Sakai-city, Osaka 590-0958, Japan

■ Tokyo branch

AMUSE・K BLDG 201, 2-7-9 Minamiohi
Shinagawa-ku, Tokyo 140-0013,Japan

Company History

1988

Jun
Cores International, Inc. established in Hiroshibacho, Suita, Osaka.

1991

Jun
Current President Hiroshi Ikegawa appointed as representative director.

1992

Oct
Moved to Hamaderafunaocho, Sakai, Osaka and developed a business mainly through wholesale of products to Autobacs.

1993

Nov
Established a Tokyo sales office in Shiba, Minato-ku, Tokyo to use the office as a sales base for Autobacs in the East Japan region.

1994

Jun
Moved the Head Office to Yamamotocho, Sakai, Osaka due to an increase in the quantity of products handled.
Dec
Moved the Tokyo sales office to Minamioi, Shinagawa-ku, Tokyo.

1995

Nov
Developed the original brand “American Monster.”

1997

Feb
・Changed the name of the American Monster Department to i-Planning Business Division.
Moved to Kaisancho, Sakai, Osaka.
Oct
Increased capital to 20 million yen.

1998

Feb
Moved the Tokyo sales office to Katsushima, Shinagawa-ku, Tokyo and renamed the office the East Japan sales headquarters.
Established the East Japan Distribution Center.
Moved the Administration Department to Kainochonishi, Sakai, Osaka and renamed the department the Administration and Management Department.
Moved the Osaka sales office to Kainochonishi, Sakai, Osaka.
Increased capital to 30 million yen.
Apr
Restructured the organization into a structure with three business divisions and four departments.

1999

Apr
Moved the Head Office, Administration and Management Department, i-Planning Business Division and Powered Monster Business Division to 3-4-10 Kainochonishi, Sakai, Osaka.
Moved a new distribution center to Otorikitamatchi, Sakai, Osaka following the introduction of a new system.
Increased capital to 40 million yen.

2001

Aug
Moved the Tokyo sales office to Minamioi, Shinagawa-ku, Tokyo due to business expansion.
Dec
Integrated the Head Office, West Japan Business Group, Administration Headquarters and Product Headquarters at 3-4-14 Kainochonishi, Sakai, Osaka.

2003

Mar
Restructured the organization into a structure with two headquarters and five departments.
Apr
Allocated new shares to a third party (105 million yen). Increased capital to 145 million yen.
Autobacs Seven Co., Ltd. subscribed all the shares.
Became a consolidated subsidiary of Autobacs Seven Co., Ltd. (Shareholding ratio: 81.40%).
Oct
Restructured the organization into a structure with three headquarters and seven departments.

2005

Jan
Restructured the organization into a structure with one office and four departments.

2008

Apr
Restructured the organization into a structure with two headquarters, one office and six departments.

2010

Apr
Restructured the organization into a structure with three headquarters and seven departments.

2011

Feb
Decreased capital to 95 million yen.
Apr
Restructured the organization into a structure with three headquarters and six departments.

2013

Aug
Moved the Head Office to Shukuinchonishi, Sakai, Osaka.

2014

Apr
Restructured the organization into a structure with three headquarters and seven departments.
Oct
Restructured the organization into a structure with three headquarters and nine departments.
Oct
Acquisition of e-commerce business from HEARTS Co., Ltd.

2015

Apr
Restructured the organization into a structure with three headquarters and ten departments.
Oct
Restructured the organization into a structure with three headquarters and eleven departments.