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Company name MarkLines Co., Ltd.
Automotive Industry Portal
Established Jan. 4, 2001
Capital 371,351,840 Yen (as of December 31, 2022)
Stock Exchange PRIME Section of Tokyo Stock Exchange (Click here for stock price.)
Representative Makoto Sakai (President & CEO)
Director Kenichi Sakai
Siyi Jiang
Akihiko Shido
Hiroshi Miyakawa
Company Auditor Toru Matsuo
Junichi Hashiguchi
Masami Shinozaki
Executive officer Masatoshi Kikkawa
Kazuyuki Kondo
Yasutake Usui
Nana Kajiwara
Employees 217
Corporate Philosophy

Corporate Mission and Purpose

- To develop and grow the automotive industry by providing information services and business support in order to create a better lifestyle for all stakeholders

Common Policies and Principles in Performing Work at MarkLines

- Mutual Benefit and Prosperity

- Open and Sharing

- Adaptable to Change

Most Important Factors for Work

- Be ambitious : continuous effort and progress

Business Activities MarkLines provides online information services specific to the automotive industry through its data search ”Information Platform” and B2B promotional support through its “LINES” promotion and advertisement service.

Data search Information Platform
A members only information service that saves companies in the automotive industry money and time by providing essential information on suppliers around the world (including who supplies whom, plant data, and market trends), sales and production statistics, reports on technology and market trends, model plan data including forecasts, and more; in Japanese, Chinese, and English. All of this information is gathered independently through means such as press releases, interviews, purchases from third party sources, and cooperation with other companies. The data is then integrated, analyzed and converted into a database for industry professionals, and made available to members.

Promotion & Advertising LINES
A service that efficiently support the promotion of products and services to Information Platform members through means such as promotional emails and banner ads.



Address [Headquarters]
Sanno Park Tower 14F, Nagata-cho 2-11-1, Chiyoda-ku, Tokyo 100-6114 Japan

[Nagoya branch]
hirokoji YMD Building 5F, 1-20-25 Nishiki Naka-ku, Nagoya-shi Aichi-ken 460-0003 Japan

[Benchmark center]
Funako 1192-1, Atsugi-shi, Kanagawa-ken 243-0034 Japan

TEL [Headquarters]
+81-3-4241-3901 Administration Dept.
+81-3-4241-3907 Customer Support
+81-3-4241-3902 Sales Dept.
+81-3-4241-3905 Research Dept.
+81-3-4241-3903 Finance Dept.

[Nagoya branch]

[Benchmark center]
FAX [Headquarters]

[Nagoya branch]

[Benchmark center]


Company MarkLines North America Incorporated
Address 400 Galleria Officentre, Suite 415, Southfield, Michigan 48034 USA [MAP]
TEL +1-248-327-6987
FAX +1-248-809-9684

CHN China

Company MarkLines (Shanghai) Co., Ltd.
Address Unit 805, Henderson Metropolitan, No.300 East Nanjing Rd, Huangpu District, Shanghai, 200001 China [MAP]
TEL +86-21-6212-6562
FAX +86-21-5836-0743

THA Thailand

Company MarkLines (Thailand) Co.,Ltd.
Address 388 Exchange Tower, 35th Floor, Unit 3504, Sukhumvit Road, Klongtoey, Bangkok 10110 Thailand [MAP]
TEL +66-2-665-2840
FAX +66-2-665-2842

CHN Germany

Company MarkLines Europe GmbH
Address Hanauer Landstr. 114, 60314 Frankfurt am Main, Germany [MAP]
TEL +49-69–904-3870-0

IND India

Company MarkLines India Pvt. Ltd.
Address Unit no: 506, 5th Floor, MGF Metropolis, M. G. Road, Sector 28, Gurgaon, Haryana 122001 India [MAP]
TEL / FAX +91-124-4048779


Company MarkLines Mexicana S.A. de C.V.
Address Boulevard Mariano Escobedo No. 3,634 Colonia Oriental Anaya,
interior 503 y 504, 37510 León Guanajuato, Mexico [MAP]



Company name Automotive Fund Co., Ltd. [Detail]
Head Office Location Sanno Park Tower 14F, Nagatacho 2-11-1, Chiyoda-ku, Tokyo, Japan.
Amount of share capital JPY 50 million (100% owned by MarkLines Co., Ltd.)
CEO Makoto Sakai (Chief Investment Officer)
COO Aya Miyake (Investment Officer)
Investment Target Excellent domestic and foreign venture companies and SMEs that contribute to the future creation of the automotive industry.

Milestones of MarkLines


2001 MarkLines founded in Minato-Ku, Tokyo, Japan
2003 MarkLines North America Inc. founded in Michigan, USA
2004 MarkLines (Shanghai) Co., Ltd. founded in Shanghai, China
2006 MarkLines launches Consulting Business Division
2013 MarkLines (Thailand) Co., Ltd. founded in Bangkok, Thailand
2014 MarkLines Co., Ltd. listed on the JASDAQ of the Tokyo Stock Exchange
2015 MarkLines Europe GmbH founded in Frankfurt am Main, Germany
2016 MarkLines India Pvt. Ltd. founded in Gurgaon, Haryana, India
2018 MarkLines Co., Ltd. listed on the First Section of the Tokyo Stock Exchange
Nagoya branch established.
2020 Benchmark center established
2022 MarkLines Mexicana S.A. de C.V. founded in Guanajuato, Mexico