Mitsui Moves into US Truck Auction Business

Apr. 23, 2024

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Mitsui & Co., Ltd. ("Mitsui", Head Office: Tokyo, President and CEO: Kenichi Hori) has acquired all shares in Taylor & Martin Enterprises, LLC ("Taylor & Martin"), a major truck auction business in the United States.

One of the key strategic areas identified by Mitsui in its Medium-term Management Plan 2026 is "Industrial Business Solutions" including the mobility business. Long-haul trucking is the backbone of the US logistics industry, and the United States has the biggest truck fleet in the world with 13.5 million trucks operating on its roads. Through this investment, Mitsui aim to contribute to strengthening the value chain in the United States by extending its reach to downstream and capture the growth of the truck market in the country. Additionally, by leveraging synergies with Mitsui's existing North American automotive business, we aim to create a sustainable profit base by forming an automotive business cluster.

Mitsui will combine its multisector networks and solutions with Taylor & Martin's truck auctioning expertise. By geographically expanding the business through the creation of more auction sites in the North American market, and by increasing services, Mitsui will enhance the customer experience and contribute to Taylor & Martin's further growth.

Company Profile

Name Taylor & Martin Enterprises, LLC
Head office Fremont, Nebraska, U.S.A.
Established 1935
Representative Stacy Tracy (President)
Employees 80 (as of January 2024)
Business activities Truck auctioning

Taylor & Martin is a leader in the US truck auction business.

Taylor & Martin is a leader in the US truck auction business.

Mitsui’s Materiality

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