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History of Gulliver

1994

April Gulliver’s first store established as the automobile purchase division of Tokyo My Car Sales Co., Ltd.
September Gulliver’s first franchise opened.
October Gulliver International Corporation established in Koriyama City, Fukushima.

 

1995

September First Gulliver Tokyo store established at Kannana Ichinoe.

 

1996

February Tokyo Head Office established in Urayasu City, Chiba,and the franchising headquarters function relocated. 1996
April Company name changed to Gulliver International Co., Ltd.
September Actress Yuri Mitsui signed on as celebrity spokeswoman.

 

1997

September Actor Naoto Takenaka signed on as celebrity spokesman.

 

1998

February Full-scale Dolphinet System operations start. 1998
December Gulliver’s stock registered with the Japan Securities Dealers Association.

 

1999

September Number of Gulliver stores reached 500.

 

2000

March Achieved goal of opening stores throughout Japan by opening store in Ginowan City, Okinawa.
May Head Office relocated to Chiyoda-ku, Tokyo.
December Gulliver’s stock listed on the Tokyo Stock Exchange’s Second Section.

 

2001

November Attained ISO 9001 (fiscal 2000 version) for our assessed price calculation services. 2001

 

2002

January Actress Norika Fujiwara signed on as celebrity spokeswoman. 2002
December Company received the Japan Investor Relations Association’s Award for Advancement of Excellence in IR.

 

2003

March 100,000th car sold via Dolphinet. 2003
June Renewed brand with the slogan ‘Gulliver – offering many types of vehicle-related services’.
June Professional baseball player Hideki Matsui signed on as celebrity spokesman.
August Gulliver’s stock listed on the First Section of the Tokyo Stock Exchange.

 

2004

March Launched the social improvement program to inspire a ‘Go for it’ attitude among young people. 2004
November Established Gulliver USA, Inc., Gulliver’s first overseas subsidiary.

 

2005

November Received patent for automated assessment system (patent no. 3738160). 2005

 

2006

February Marunouchi headquarters moved to Tokyo building. 2006
October Company receives “Porter Prize 2006″.

 

2007

April Acted as primary sponsor of the Pro baseball All-Star game.
December Started to contribute a part of the profit of used car purchase and sales as corporate social responsibility activities.

 

2008

January Attained ISO/IEC 27001:2005 for setting assessment appointment of call center. 2008
May Received Japan 300 High-Service Award (Service Productivity & Innovation for Growth).

 

2009

February 300,000th car sold via Dolphinet.
June Brand Vision “Smart Car life Creation Company”, Brand Slogan “Fun of The Smart” Decision.