About Us

About Us

Phoenix International Corporation is a mid-size trading company established in Kobe in 1972. For over 30 years, we have been successful in business in over 40 countries, mainly in Europe and North America. While we have been steadily supplying various bearing products to our customers in Europe and North America , our industrial machines and tools have been mostly shipped to Europe, Central and South America, and the Middle East.

Phoenix International Corporation has been able to grow continuously because of our "willing to face challenges" attitude, our "passion for business", our "leverage to reach the goals we set", and our "steady and precise management plan".

Our employees always work to be fair and honest in their attitudes.
Based on our founder's motto of
"Quick Response, Superb Service and Best Solution to Your Satisfaction !" , we always strive to gain your trust and try our best to expand our business.

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Name PHOENIX INTERNATIONAL CORPORATION
Founded June 1, 1972
Established June 1, 1974
Capital 10 million yen
Address 1-30, Hamabe-Dori 2-Chome, Chuo-Ku, Kobe-City, Hyogo 651-0083 (Sannomiya Kokusai Building 8F)
Phone

+81-78-252-0071/2

FAX

+81-78-231-2128

E-mail support@phoenix-intl.com
URL http://www.phoenix-intl.com/
CEO Fumiko Kataoka
Employees 6
Business Import / Export / Sales
Main Products Bearings, Cargo Transport Equipment, Tools, Shovels, Gardening Tools and Agricultural Equipment etc.
Business Area Europe, North/Central/South America, the Middle East and South East Asia etc.
Organizations The Kobe Chamber of Commerce and Industry, Kobe Foreign Trade Association and JETRO
Bankers Sumitomo Mitsui, Tokyo-Mitsubishi UFJ, Resona and Shoko Chukin

History

June 1, 1972 Phoenix was founded and began operation at 1-26, Isogami-Dori 5-Chome, Fukiai-Ku, Kobe-City. The company began as an export company to market various bearing products and gardening tools to Europe and North America and as an export business agent for various manufacturers.
June 1, 1974 After further development, the company name was changed to Phoenix International Corporation. A founder Minoru Kataoka was appointed to be CEO.
1980's As a result of participating in various trade shows, Phoenix obtained new
customers in Northern Europe, Central Europe, and the U.S. for gardening
tools and agricultural equipment. The company established its business
base by exporting products to the following home improvement stores in these regions. GARDENA (Germany), CASTORAMA (France), FISKERS (Sweden), WHITE ROSE (Canada), HOME DEPOT (USA) etc. Bearings, gardening tools/agricultural equipment, cargo transport equipment (hoists)/tools became the company's three main business areas.
November, 1981 Participated in the 1st Asia International Hardware Expo (Singapore)
February, 1982 Participated in the MEM'82 (Bahrain)
September, 1982 Participated in the GARTENFACHMESSE (Koln, Germany)
September, 1982 Moved to the "Sannomiya Kokusai Building" because of a need to meet anticipated growth of the company
1990's Grew share in bearings, shovels (mainly final sales to HOME DEPOT, USA), cargo transport equipment (hoists), and tool products by running a flexible business that accommodated currency exchange and changes in up-to-date trends of business.
1990's Grew share in bearings, shovels (mainly final sales to HOME DEPOT, USA), cargo transport equipment (hoists), and tool products by running a flexible business that accommodated currency exchange and changes in up-to-date trends of business.
2000's Founder Minoru Kataoka passed away. Based on his will, his wife Fumiko Kataoka was appointed to be CEO. In a more competitive international business environment, established a steady revenue structure based on its export business to excellent customers mainly in Europe and North/South America and trading in various high quality / high performance Japanese products. Import business from North America begun in the 1990's was further established as a steady business base.

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