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Autech Japan, Inc.
Native name
Kabushiki-gaisha Ōtekku Japan
IndustryCar modification
Founded17 September 1986[1]
Key people
Revenue¥127.8 billion (FY2013[1])
Number of employees
409 (2014[1])
ParentNissan Edit this on Wikidata

Autech (オーテック, Ōtekku) is a company focused on tuning and converting Nissan cars.[2]


Autech was founded in 1986 as a subsidiary of Nissan.[3][4] Nissan named Shinichiro Sakurai, the former general manager of the company's Advanced Vehicle Design Department, as the first president of the new company.[5] The company sells the cars through Nissan dealers rather than through other means.

Partnership with Zagato[edit]

On 27 May 1987 Autech and the Italian company Zagato signed an agreement to jointly produce a luxury sports car aimed mainly at the Japanese market. Autech was responsible of the engine and chassis, and Zagato of the interior and exterior design.[4][6] The new car used the platform of the Nissan Leopard and was called Autech Zagato Stelvio AZ1. It was unveiled in 1989 and 104 units were produced.[7]


The head offices and factory are located in Chigasaki-shi, Kanagawa Prefecture. There are additional offices in Nagoya and Fukuoka and an ASEAN office in Bangkok, Thailand.[8]


Autech makes tuning for Nissan. It also modifies vehicles to adapt them for disabled people[3] and to meet the needs of different work areas.[8]

Tuned vehicles[edit]

Nissan Skyline BCNR33 Autech displayed in Nagano, Japan
Bluebird Sylphy AXIS
Nissan X-Trail Axis

Some cars produced by Autech ("Autech Version") include the following:

Motorsport vehicles[edit]

Autech Japan also tunes GT500 class Nismo racing car engines (Skyline GT-R R34 and Fairlady Z Z33) competing in the All Japan Grand Touring Car Championship (renamed to Super GT in 2005) against other tuners such as BMW Motorsport, Mugen, and Toyota Technocraft.


  1. ^ a b c "Corporate data". Autech Japan. Retrieved 17 May 2015.
  2. ^ "Business Outline". Autech Japan. Retrieved 17 May 2015.
  3. ^ a b "(5) 株式会社オーテックジャパン" [(5) Autech Japan, Inc.]. Bimonthly Doctor's Plaza (in Japanese). Tokyo: DRP. 107. February 2013. Archived from the original on 19 May 2015. Retrieved 18 May 2015.
  4. ^ a b Endo, Izuru (13 September 2013). "幻の名車「オーテック ザガート ステルビオ」を見にゆく!" [Going to see a vision of one of the finest cars: Autech Stelvio Zagato!] (in Japanese). Autoc one. Retrieved 19 May 2015.
  5. ^ "Nissan Legend Shin'ichiro Sakurai: The Real Face of Mr. Skyline". Nissan USA. 9 October 2013. Retrieved 17 May 2015.
  6. ^ "Autech and Zagato unite to create a new sports car". Car Graph. 26 (8). August 1987.
  7. ^ Lawrence, Mike. "Autech". A to Z of Sports Cars, 1945–1990. Bay View Books. ISBN 1-870979-81-8.
  8. ^ a b "Autech Japan, Inc". Bloomberg. Retrieved 17 May 2015.

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