What we do

When you engage SBL International, you receive a complete service for vehicle imports, including expert advice on products, auction expectations on vehicles, management of transport logistics and timely intervention on unexpected events.

Underpinning what we do is our SBL online auction site that has been designed to save you time while providing access to over 100,000 vehicles each week from the major auctions in Japan. With simplicity and efficiency in mind, the site can easily be set up to your unique specifications.

Our brokers continue to travel to Japan on a regular basis for the direct benefit of our customer’s, as we become part of your team, often securing vehicles on your behalf while providing everything from up-to-date knowledge of the Japan market to overseeing all key inspections, to ensure you get the very best value.

To understand better how we work, take a look over our process below.


SBL offer a full vehicle buying and importing service and continue to be an extension of your team long after a vehicle has arrived at your dealership.

Log in / Register

Register now by completing our quick and easy online application form or enter your unique login and password and start viewing over 100,000 cars available at Japan’s major motor vehicle auctions every week.

Browse Vehicle

Tailor your search to your specific needs, saving you time while accessing all of the daily online Japanese auctions. Alternatively, brief the SBL team on your preferences and we’ll do the work for you.


All vehicles are inspected by qualified inspectors prior to going to auction and are given an auction grading. Where additional information is sought we will liaise and respond promptly, giving our customers peace of mind.

Place a Bid

Bids can be placed in advance of an auction and adjustments can be made right up to the auction start. SBL monitors bids and lets you know when a stronger bid has been placed.

Win Auction

SBL receive notification of your successful bid the first working day following the auction. We then notify you and load to your secure stock page within the SBL auction site, allowing immediate download to your system.


All vehicles receive a pre-shipping inspection to ensure quality of product and delivery.


Shipping to your nearest port via NZ owned Armacup and transportation to your specified destination are all part of the SBL experience.


Our customers receive delivery updates throughout the shipping process so you always know where your vehicle is. Vehicles are fully insured by SBL from the auction in Japan to your compliance centre or dealership.

To find out more about our team, get in touch today.