Activities Spanning Three Centuries
Nippon Express Company, Ltd., was established in 1937 in line with the Nippon Tsu-un Kaisha Law as a semi-government transportation enterprise.
Nippon Express History
The Company was created by pooling the assets of Kokusai Tsu-un KK (International Express Co., Ltd.), which consolidated many of the nation's small-scale rail transport companies, and six other competitors, with additional funding from the Japanese government. As World War II progressed, the need for a centralized approach to transport deepened throughout Japan, and the government combined the transportation companies operating in all of the nation's major cities into what would later become Nippon Express. In 1950, under the Express Business Act and the Commercial Law Act, the company was relaunched as a private concern. Since that time, Nippon Express has expanded and developed its business in tandem with the Japanese economy as a whole.
|1872||Nippon Express's predecessor company Riku-un Moto Kaisha established|
|1875||Company name changed to Naikoku Tsu-un Kabushiki Gaisha|
|1928||Company name changed to Kokusai Tsu-un Kabushikl Galsha|
|1937||Nippon Express Company,Ltd., established by pooling the assets of Kokusai Tsu-un and six other companies.|
|1941 - 1945||Consolidation of all major Japanese transportation companies into Nippon Express and start of modern-day operaions|
|1950||Listed on stock exchange and reestablished as a private company|
|1951||Test transport of containers conducted in Nippon Express style Fine artwork business began|
|1955||Travel services and domestic air-freight forwarding began|
|1957||lnternational air-freight forwarding began|
|1958||New York Representative Office opened Transport History Archives(currentlyMuseum of LogiStics) opened|
|1959||Transport using 300-ton trailers began
|1961||Nippon Express Scholarship Society established|
|1962||Nippon Express USA,lnc. established|
|1964||Sea transport between Tokyo and Muroran begun.
Performed services for the Summer Olympics in Tokyo. The "Venus de Milo" transported.
|1965||Security Transport Business Division established
Nittsu Gakuen and the University of Transportation Economics opened
|1970||Performed services for the International Exposition in Osaka
|1972||Performed services for the Winter Olympics in Sapporo.|
|1973||Nippon Express (Singapore) Pte. Ltd., established|
|1974||The "Mona Lisa" transported
|1977||Nippon Express (Noderland) established|
|1978||Relocation work performed for Narita Airport.|
|1981||Nippon Express (U.K) Ltd., and Nippon Express (Deutschland) GmbH established|
|1985||Performed services for the Tsukuba Expo.
|1989||Nippon Express's, own two-ton rail containers introduced Tanshin Pack small volume moving service launched|
|1990||Performed services for the lnternational Flower and Greenery Exposition in Osaka|
|1991||Relocation work performed for the Tokyo Metropolitan Government.
Super Pelican service launched
|1992||Global network expanded to more than 200 operational bases|
|1993||Recyclable moving/packing materials developed|
|1994||Shanghai Express lnternational Co,Ltd.,established|
|1997||Recycle transportation business established|
|1998||Museum or Logistics opened|
|2001||The number of maritime employees reached 10,000.|
|2002||Transportation related to the Soccer World Cup performed.
Number of low-pollution vehicles introduced 1,000.
|2003||The head office functions relocated to the new building for the headquarters built in the Shiodome area.
"Ecology Konpo"home removal product launched Inaugural Nittsu Group Nationwide Contest for Drivers and Forklift Operators Compliance Department established
|2004||Digital tachograph installed in sales vehicles Group-wide|
|2005||Performed services for the Expo 2005 Aichi Japan|
|2006||Nippon Express (St.Petersburg) LLC established "Ecology Konpo" is awarded the "Minister's Prize. the Ministry of Land, lnfrastructure, Transport and Tourism" at the Eco Products Awards|
|2007||Domestic moving products renewed Acquired a transportation business in India, absorbing it as a subsidiary named Nippon Express (India)|
|2008||Nippon Express marked the 50th anniversary of its founding Awarded both the Logistics Environment Award and the Logistics Enlightenment Awareness Enlightenment Award|
|2009||Refurbished vehicle paint design.
The "statue of Ashura,"a national treasure of Kofuku Temple,transported
|2010||NEX-TEC Shibaura. Nittsu Group Human Resource Development Center started operation Courier business transferred to Japan Post Service Co.,Ltd.|
|2012||NIPPON EXPRESS (SOUTH ASIA & OCEANIA) PTE. LTD. established in Singapore.|
|2013||Franco Vago S p.A., an Italian logistics company, acquired.
Nittsu NEC Logistics,Ltd. established.
NIPPON EXPRESS (CAMBODIA) CO., LTD. Cambodia established.
|2014||Foreign bases exceeded 500 points. Nittsu Panasonic Logistics Co., Ltd. established.
NIPPON EXPRESS ENGINEERING (VIETNAM) CO., LTD. established.
NIPPON EXPRESS (MYANMAR) CO,. LTD. established.
|2015||Foreign employees exceeded 20,000.
NITTSU LOGISTICS MYANMAR COMPANY LIMITED established.
Wanbishi Archives Co., Ltd. acquired.
|2016||NEX GLOBAL ENGINEERING PTE. LTD. established in Singapore.|
|2017||Tokyo C-NEX opened. The World Baseball Classic co-sponsored|