Our Sponsors

The whole industry relies on significant pooled resources to address mission-critical issues.

While they share the same voting rights in the Association as all members, the companies below provide substantial financial support to VIA’s activities.

We gratefully acknowledge our sponsors for their invaluable assistance.


100% New Zealand operated and internationally affiliated, Armacup is a dedicated carrier of passenger cars, trucks and other wheeled units. It is our ambition to be the best in our specialised field of ocean transportation and, by working closely with the customer, become the natural choice of partner for ocean transportation of cars, trucks and other rolling equipment.

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If you’re a registered motor vehicle dealer looking for the best quality cars from Japan, look no further than AutoTerminal NZ. ATNZ is a Kiwi owned and operated company, with full sales and support services here in New Zealand. Highly experienced auction teams, operating in Japan, chase the highest quality cars at the best prices. Backed by our exceptional administration and operational staff in the Philippines, ATNZ will deliver the right cars for your dealership.

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Autohub’s policy is "make it simple", with a true door-to-door service you can depend on. Our dedicated team in New Zealand, Japan and Australia and the UK, many former motor vehicle dealers, understand your requirements and bring this experience to the world of shipping vehicles.

With several shipments monthly from Japan, Australia, UK, and other markets to New Zealand, Autohub offers both buyer and seller total security – acting equally for both to ensure a smooth and secure transaction.

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Automotive Technologies Ltd

AUTOMOTIVE TECHNOLOGIES LIMITED (ATL) was the first company to carry out odometer inspections in Japan. Now with over 2 decades of experience, the ATL brand is recognised as synonymous with independence, excellence in technical ability, quality and performance.

ATL offers a full range of pre-export inspection services at port facilities throughout Japan and our professional vehicle inspectors are of the highest standard. We cover all needs from our fully invasive forensic odometer inspections, to vehicle condition/structural inspections, biosecurity inspections and our very popular digital photograph service.

Via our easy to use online system, importers can view, download and email inspection data and photographs. Our inspection process is the benchmark in the automotive industry.

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Autosure has been a leading provider of automotive-owner protection policies for the NZ retail motor vehicle industry since 1986. We provide a range of insurance products designed to protect the New Zealand motoring public. At Autosure customer service is paramount. We have built a strong management and support team, with specialist expertise unmatched by anyone in this industry. We have credibility, proven sustainability and more than 150 years’ experience in our claims team alone.

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Dolphin Shipping

If you require a high-quality vehicle shipping service from Japan to New Zealand, make Dolphin Shipping your first port of call. With over 30 years of industry experience, we’ve built a rock-solid reputation as a leading provider of vehicle shipping and logistics services. We manage the whole process, from liaising with your agent in Japan right through to delivery of your vehicle to your door. Thorough, efficient, cost effective – you’re in the best of hands.

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Heiwa Auto

Heiwa Auto was established in 1966 as a motorbike shop, eventually expanding into automobiles with the development of Japan's economy. In the first half of 1990, earlier than any other company in the trade, we recognised that the used car export market would expand in the future. Thus, we withdrew from the business of selling used cars in Japan and shifted our sales to foreign customers.

Through innovative approaches in quality improvement, logistics, IT and beyond, we have promoted strong globalization in markets worldwide. We will continue to expand the used car exporting market and the potential of our business through new approaches that will form the next generation standard.

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Enhance Auto Auction

Part of Autosolution NZ with Heiwa Auto and Auto Portal.

Auto Portal

Part of Autosolution NZ with Heiwa Auto and Enhance Auto Auction.

Jacanna Customs & Freight

Jacanna Customs & Freight was established in 1999 by Ken Quigley, who maintains 100% ownership. Jacanna’s growing customer-focused team offers a professional service, with a wealth of knowledge and expertise in logistics, warehousing and distribution across all commodities. With options to move cargo by sea, air or land and a worldwide network of agents, Jacanna can load it, ship it, track it, clear it and deliver it by any means from anywhere in the world.

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Since 2001, Japan Export Vehicle Inspection Center Co Ltd (JEVIC) has become the world leader in pre-shipment inspections and certification of used vehicles from Japan. JEVIC has an intimate knowledge of the vehicle inspection business, and the skills required to deliver a high quality and efficient service.

JEVIC provide independent inspections with first-class facilities strategically located throughout the major ports of Japan. Branch offices include New Zealand, Singapore, United Kingdom, South Africa and Kenya.

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Moana Blue Motor Vehicle Shipping And Logistics

MOANA BLUE LTD are specialists in fixed-price, door-to-door vehicle shipping and logistics. We are strategically located in all major ports of Japan and can arrange shipping to anywhere in New Zealand.

We are completely independent, which means we have the freedom to perfectly match your specific needs to the right supply chain partners – offering you a service that’s competitive and reliable. With our aim of making the process “simply easier” you can always be assured that we will always put our customers’ needs first.

MOANA BLUE LTD operates an impressive inspection, tracking and communication system which allows you to follow your purchase every step of the way, online and in real time.

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Nichibo Japan Trading have been in trading, both import and export, since our formation in 1988. We have a wealth of knowledge and experience in auto auctions, to assist you in making your next purchase. Our buying staff attend over 50 auction halls throughout Japan each week, allowing them to source high-quality used vehicles and personally inspect each vehicle to ensure quality. Nichibo also has agents in New Zealand, Australia and Singapore and Kenya.

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Ports Of Auckland

Both the city and the port of Auckland have grown together for more than 175 years. Ports of Auckland Ltd is part of the special character of our city and plays a vital role in our economy, delivering the things we need and enjoy. Our location means the delivery of goods is quick, the cost is low, and our carbon footprint is small. We also have a network of freight hubs throughout the North Island.

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Provident Insurance

Provident Insurance proudly provides the NZ motor industry with a range of insurance products, training and support designed by Kiwis, for Kiwis. For your customers, this means accountability, credibility and security you can count on, 100%. For you this means confidence that the products you are selling represent value for money and can be relied upon should the unexpected happen.

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Trade Me Motors

Trade Me’s MotorWeb is New Zealand’s leading vehicle history check provider, delivering online services to industry and the general public for over a decade.

MotorWeb provides protection when buying, selling and financing vehicles, assists in legal compliance and enables online vehicle transactions 24/7. Our VIR® is the most comprehensive vehicle history check in New Zealand, covering 70+ vehicle history checks including safety and security features (where available).

It’s our job to help consumers buy safely.

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VINZ are experts in vehicle inspections. Established as a co-operative in the early 1990s, we’re now a privately-owned company employing over 170 people at eleven sites around NZ. We’ve been an NZTA-appointed agent for over 20 years, working to ensure vehicles meet their road safety standards. We provide fast, efficient and reliable vehicle inspections and certification for Warrant or Certificate of Fitness (WoF and CoF), Entry Certification, Vehicle Appraisals and electric/hybrid car safety checks.

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