About Japan Motors

Kalmoni and Sons, predecessors of Japan Motors Trading Company Limited (JMTC) were the first to import Japanese-made vehicles to Ghana in 1958. It grew out of a family Transport and trading business. Kalmoni & Sons started in1920s by the late Salem Kalmoni and was further solidified when it was incorporated as Japan Motors in 1965.

Our Philosophy

Our philosophy is encapsulated in four words: "Commitment to Customer Satisfaction"

This commitment translates into diligent efforts on our part to provide our customers with quality products and services, which means goods that don’t come back, and customers who do”. By this commitment we seek to expand our customer base by developing new customers, we seek to contribute to the enrichment of human experience, and by this commitment we also seek to quicken the process of human progress.

Our Vision

“To be the Leading Transport solution provider in Ghana’


To achieve our vision, JMTC’s 370 multi-talented staff are equipped with leadership and technical skills at all levels in the organization through open cultures; staff are encouraged to be innovative, effective, and competent in discharging their duties.

The term survival is compatible with new growth; survival without life is a contradiction in terms. We believe that growth is not only desirable but essential. “Grow or die” is an accepted axiom. Through the years, as a result of continually improving upon our distinctive competence in giving practical meaning to our philosophy of customer satisfaction, we have grown in stature and status. Boasting a century-long legacy, Japan Motors proudly acts as the authorized dealer of Nissan vehicles, Foton Trucks and Buses, Yamaha Motorcycles, Power Products, and Lassa Tyres in Ghana. By the middle of the last decade, Nissan held the largest market share in the country's automobile sector, a remarkable 26% according to the Ghana Automobile Dealers Association.

Product Linkup

  • Nissan – Pickups – Navara, SUV – Patrol, Terra, X Trail, Qashqai, Kicks, and Almera
  • Foton – Light Duty Trucks, Heavy Duty Trucks and Buses
  • Yamaha Motorcycles – Off and On Road models: 125cc 4-Stroke engine, 4 stroke 110cc, 4 stroke 250cc engine and 2 stroke 100cc, 125cc, 200cc engine
  • Yamaha Power Product – Generators, Water pumps, and Outboard Engines
  • Lassa Tyres

Japan Motors takes pride in its award-winning workshop facilities, offering authentic spare parts and accessories at all our branches. Customers can rely on our commitment to providing high-quality after-sales service support. We operate a 24-hour mobile service support for our Fleet customers on site.

We prioritize national coverage, which is evident in our well-equipped Sales, Service, and Spare Parts dealerships strategically located in five key areas across the country: ACCRA, TEMA, KUMASI, TAMALE, and TAKORADI.

Japan Motors launched its state-of-the-art assembly plant in March 2022. The plant assembles the complete range of Nissan Navara pick-up and the Foton Light Duty Trucks. customers who opt for these locally assembled vehicles enjoy a 0% VAT rate, a significant contrast to the standard 15% retail VAT applied to imported vehicles—a substantial cost-saving benefit for our valued customers.

To facilitate expansion, new strategies were imperative to enter other West African countries. Currently, Japan Motors holds the authorized dealership for Nissan in three neighbouring nations: TOGO, MALI, and SENEGAL, focusing on the sales and promotion of the Nissan brand. Regarding Foton, Japan Motors acts as the official distributor in an extra set of countries, including TOGO, MALI, BENIN, and SENEGAL. Japan Motors is also the official distributor of PEUGEOT in Togo and Benin.

New Partnerships

Japan Motors has added to its rich portfolio of brands, INEOS Automotive, a manufacturer of INEOS Grenadier. ION Motors (a division of Japan Motors) established in 2022/2023 to handle new partnerships.

In the year 2024, Japan Motors is set to incorporate the Geely range of cars into its lineup. This strategic move aims to broaden and deepen the spectrum of transportation solutions available across all our dealerships. It underscores our unwavering commitment to offering diverse, innovative, and dependable transport options that cater to the ever-evolving needs of our esteemed customers.

Japan Motors – Driven by Excellence!