About us

General Information

Company Name USC Limited
President Hiromi Ueyama
Established September 16, 1947
Capital 76 million (JPY)
Shareholder CCI HOLDINGS INC. (100%)
Bank Mizuho Bank Toranomon Branch
MUFG Bank Marunouchi Branch
Number of Employees 150
Description of Business Import and export petroleum and its related products, oils and its related products, chemical products (oil additives, anti-rust, lubricating oils), functional parts and supplies for automobiles, household products, liquors, housing equipment, health equipment, encapsulated micro-orgasms, compost, initial feeds for cultivation, etc.
Corporate Headquarters 1-1 Nikko-cho, Hulic Fuchu Tower,Fuchu-shi, Tokyo 183-0044 Japan
Phone +81-42-3510011(MAIN)
Fax +81-42-3510010
Other Locations 34 Local Offices in Japan

Corporate History

As a pioneer of the world’s leading products, and now move toward the next stage!

In1947, when USC started its business, the main method of transportation had been the railway. Automobiles was more of a dream rather than a convenient method of transportation. Today’s motorization had never been imaginable.

USC Limited introduced engine additives such as lubricants and fuels additives from the United States to Japan at the time when automobiles were not a common item for most residents of Japan.

At that time North Sea fishery was rather active that the company focused on marine engine additive products. Meanwhile, for domestic automobiles still under development, since the company continued to teach the importance of the engine additives, USC Limited developed automobile additives in Japan and became the top supplier of the product in the Japanese industry. Thanks to the foresight and passion, USC’s Zoom Power brand has been authorized by manufacturers as their official products.

Please enjoy reading the brief history of USC to date.

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  • September 1947
    The company was founded as 弥生油脂株式会社(Yayoiyushi) with a capital of 1.5 million yen at 12 Marunouchi 2 chôme, Chiyoda-ku, Tokyo for the purpose of manufacturing and distributing petroleum products and oil products.
  • May 1957
    Expanded the product line up; lubricating oils for automobiles, vessels and industrial equipment, spark plugs, waxes, anti-rust, combustion improvers, safety pollution control equipment, etc. for the growth of the business and expansion of sales channels.
    Changed the corporate name to ユナイテッド スペシャリティーズ カンパニー (United Specialties Company) (USC).
  • October 1963
    Established ユー・エス・シー・インターナショナル・カンパニー (USC International Company) (Capital 8 million JPY) as an affiliate for international trading business. Established branch offices in Sapporo, Sendai, Tokyo, Niigata, Shizuoka, Nagoya, Osaka, Hiroshima, Takamatsu, and Fukuoka.
  • October 1972
    Obtained the license for liquor sales and initiated importing and distributing California wine. Established branch offices in Asahikawa, Aomori, Koriyama, Utsunomiya, Yokohama, Kyoto, Kobe, Okayama, Kitakyushu, Nagasaki, Oita, Miyazaki, and Kagoshima.
  • February 1973
    Started distribution of ZOOM POWER brand after 20 years of distribution of additives, a newly developed high-quality additive.
  • March 1977
    Started distribution of REVERE WARE, finest quality household cookware. Established branch offices in Kanazawa, Nagano, and Hamamatsu.
  • April 1979
    Established AMERICAN STORE in the city of Shizuoka.
  • January 1980
    ZOOM POWER brand products obtained authorized product designations by Nissan Prince, Mitsubishi Motors, Fuji Heavy Industries, and Mazda.
  • February 1981
    Started distribution of microbial preparations. ZOOM POWER brand products obtained authorized product designations by Nissan Motor and Suzuki Motor.
  • February 1983
    Established USC Distribution Center in the city of Kashima, Ibaraki.
  • March 1984
    Established Ageo Research Center in the city of Ageo, Saitama.
  • February 1986
    Started import and distribution of PAM, a spray and pump type vegetable cooking oil for commercial use for hotels and restaurants.
  • April 1986
    ZOOM POWER brand products obtained authorized product designations by Isuzu Motors.
  • September 1988
    Developed one-size-fits-all WIPER REFILL and started distribution under ROYAL ARROW brand. ZOOM POWER brand products obtained authorized product designations by Komatsu Forklift.
  • December 1990
    ZOOM POWER brand products obtained authorized product designations by Lotus Club and started its distribution.
  • January 1992
    Made a business partnership agreement with Unocal Corporation (United States) and started the distribution of 76 Lubricant products (petroleum products, auto-chemical products, etc.) as the official distributer.
  • December 1992
    Changed the corporate name to 株式会社ユーエスシー (USC Limited). Moved its Headquarter to the city of Fuchu, Tokyo.
  • October 1993
    Established branch offices in Mie, Gifu, Matsue, and Matsuyama. Established Healthcare Department in response to the aging society and health consciousness. Started distribution of natural dietary supplements.
  • November 1995
    Started distribution of POPCORN and POPCORN MACHINE.
  • October 1996
    Made a business agreement with FACOM (France) Started distribution of 76 LUBRICANT products (petroleum products, auto-chemical products, etc.) as the official distributer.
  • May 1998
    One-size-fits-all WIPER REFILL obtained authorized product designations by TACTI Corporation, a Toyota group company.
  • June 2000
    Started distribution of WATER-REPELLENT WIPER REFILL.
  • September 2000
    Body coat agent EX COAT obtained authorized product designations by various automobile manufacturers.
  • September 2001
    Started distribution of SUPER X line under ZOOM POWER brand, ECO-CLEANER ENGINE and FOR HI-TEC ENGINE.
  • June 2002
    Started distribution of recyclable ECO-WIPER REFILL.
  • July 2002
    Started managing the license of 76 logo trademark
  • July 2003
    Started distribution of 76 GRAPHITE WIPER REFILL.
  • September 2003
    Started distribution of one-size-fits-all GRAPHITE WIPER REFILL.
  • October 2003
    Started distribution of LIOS brand, a newly developed vegetable cooking oil.
  • January 2004
    Introduced a break and parts cleaner automatic filling machine and received genuine designations by various automobile manufacturers.
  • September 2007
    Started distribution of SP-Z a high-quality engine oil additive.
  • November 2007
    Started distribution of DAABON ORGANIC’s products.
  • June 2009
    Started distribution of COOK OIL, a cooking oil for commercial use
  • November 2009
    Started distribution of stylish aero-form MULTI BLADE
  • April 2010
    Started distribution of “SUPER SMELL CUT FOR AIR CONDITIONERS” a deodorizer for car air conditioners.
  • July 2012
    Started distribution of new water-repellent wiper refills
  • December 2013
    Certified ISO 9001
  • October 2016
    Started distribution of “Phillips 66” brand lubricant oil with the brand integration by Phillips 66.
  • October 2017
    Started distribution of “EUROL” lubricant brand oil by Eurol B.V. a lubricant manufacturer of the Netherlands.
  • June 2021
    Started distribution of “SUPREME” the prestigious grade engine oil additive.
  • April 2024
    CCI HOLDINGS INC. acquired 100% of the shares of USC Limited.