Nippon Express concludes partnership agreement with Plug and Play Japan

April 5, 2018

Nippon Express Co., Ltd. (Mitsuru Saito, President) has concluded a partnership agreement with Plug and Plan Japan Co., Ltd. (hereinafter, "Plug and Play Japan") that will take effect in Japan from April.

Headquartered in Silicon Valley, Plug and Play is one of the world's top global venture capital accelerators, working alongside major companies to support startups offering innovative technologies and ideas. It has supported more than 2,000 companies since its establishment in 2006, and last year (2017) it assisted more than 460 startups and invested in more than 264 companies through its programs. Plug and Play Japan was founded in July 2017 as the firm's branch in Japan.

By concluding this new partnership, Nippon Express and Plug and Play Japan will be engaging with and uncovering venture companies that investigate, research, develop, or already possess various cutting-edge technologies, and these efforts are expected to contribute to the development of not only the Nippon Express Group but the entire logistics industry as well.

As a top company within the logistics industry, Nippon Express hopes to contribute to society as a whole by playing a leading role in finding practical applications for cutting-edge logistics technologies and utilizing a variety of methods to achieve greater efficiency in logistics.

Profile of Plug and Play Japan

Company name Plug and Play Japan Co., Ltd.
Representative Phillip Seiji Vincent, President and Representative Director
Established July 2017
Address 1F, Shibuya Dogenzaka Tokyu Bldg., Dogenzaka 1-10-8, Shibuya-ku, Tokyo

Inquiries on this matter should be directed to

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


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