Nippon Express opens new large-scale freezer/refrigerator facility in Narita area

July 24, 2017

Narita Temperature Controlled HUB began operations this month, targeting pharmaceuticals

Nippon Express Co., Ltd. (Mitsuru Saito, President) has constructed a new freezer/refrigerator facility - the Narita Temperature Controlled HUB - in its Narita Airport Logistics Center, about 5km from Narita Airport, to serve as a logistics location offering strict temperature control for international air cargo. This facility began operations on July 12.

Features of new facility

  1. Temperature control
    • Temperature control available in three temperature ranges: 15°C-25°C (room temperature), 2°C-8°C (refrigerated) and -20°C and below (frozen)
    • Validation(*2) results can be presented with full-time system monitoring of temperatures
    • Alarms built into the system provide immediate notice of any deviations from set temperature conditions
  2. Quality assurance
    • Backup generators installed for emergency use
    • Power supply for reefer containers available in room-temperature warehouse
    • Dustproof flooring, protection from insects, anti-static interior walls
  3. Robust security
    • Surveillance camera system installed within facility
    • Access to all rooms controlled by IC tags
  • GDP (Good Distribution Practice): standards designed to ensure the quality of pharmaceuticals during transport/storage processes; GDP has been incorporated into legislation in the EU
  • Validation: scientific verification that inspection/analysis methods and processes are appropriate

Overview of facility

Name Narita Temperature Controlled HUB
Address 2F, General Building, Narita Airport Logistics Center,
443-50 Sakaimae, Higashi-izumi, Narita-shi
Floor area 1,320m2
Certification ISO 9001 (Quality), ISO 14001 (Environment), AEO Customs Warehouse
Services Temporary storage, packing, customs clearance, etc., of import/export cargo

Nippon Express will continue developing/enhancing its logistics services to meet customers' increasingly sophisticated and diverse needs, including those pertaining to temperature control, and will seek to create new ideas and value that expand the field of logistics, as espoused in its Corporate Philosophy.


  • (Facility entrance)

  • (Room-temperature warehouse)

Inquiries about this matter

Contact Mr. Jin or Mr. Sato
Public Relations & Advertising Division Nippon Express Co., Ltd.
TEL 03-6251-1454
e-mail

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