In 1965 the corporate identity called Japan Motors Trading Company Limited, (Japan Motors for short) a private company limited by shares, was established. It grew out of a family motor vehicle spare parts and transport business, Kalmoni & Sons, started in 1920 by the late Salem Kalmoni who, eight years before, in 1912, had arrived in the then Gold Coast with his brother Sobhi from their native Lebanon.
The transport activity of the business was exceptionally vibrant in the 1930’s, servicing the country’s cocoa industry by trucking the beans from the hinterland to the coast, for onward shipment to Europe and North America.
In 1958 S. Kalmoni & Sons imported the first Japanese car onto the Ghanaian market. This car was called Datsun (now Nissan). There was no turning back after this and in 1962 S. Kalmoni & Sons gave birth to Japan Motors Trading Company which moved on to become a limited liability company in 1965.
Since then Japan Motors has become synonymous with the Nissan brand name. Throughout our history and under the leadership of second generation Kalmoni family members, Japan Motors has remained a private company with a commitment and dedication to its clients, its employees, and its community.
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