Nippon Express USA completes construction of Huntsville Logistics Center

February 3, 2021

Nippon Express USA, Inc. (Toshiya Abe, President; hereinafter, "NEUSA"), a local subsidiary of Nippon Express Co., Ltd. (Mitsuru Saito, President), completed construction of its Huntsville Logistics Center in Huntsville, Alabama.

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    (Exterior view of new warehouse)
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    (Interior view of warehouse)

Automobile production in North America is concentrated mostly in the US Midwest, but recent years have seen notable growth in the number of vehicles produced in Mexico as set manufacturers move into the country, expand their factory capacity and significantly step up production, also leading to increased automobile production in the geographically nearby US Southeast, which includes the state of Alabama.

The Center will handle distribution center (DC) operations for Mazda model parts manufactured by Mazda Toyota Manufacturing U.S.A., Inc. (hereinafter, "MTMUS"), a joint venture between Mazda Motor Corporation and Toyota Motor Corporation scheduled to begin full-scale production of finished vehicles from fiscal 2021, and it will provide services synchronized to MTMUS's production as it seeks to establish itself as a primary logistics partner.

Using the completion of this new facility as a springboard, NEUSA will be looking to handle a variety of operations for parts/material suppliers and set manufacturers in the US Southeast, and to expand its customer base beyond the automotive industry to further augment the Nippon Express Group's business infrastructure.

In establishing this Center, Nippon Express is aiming to further extend its logistics services across the US and step up its efforts targeting the automotive industry, positioned as a priority industry in the Nippon Express Group's Medium-term Management Plan.

[Description of operations]

  • Inspection, sorting, storage, packaging, shipping and distribution of imported and maintenance parts
  • Import/export arrangements, cross-docking, parts storage and distribution for suppliers

[Profile of new facility]

Name Nippon Express USA, Inc., Huntsville Logistics Center
Address 9000 Greenbrier Parkway NW, #780 Madison, Alabama 35756
Structure Single-story reinforced concrete building
Site area 59,085m2
Total floor area 20,543m2
(Breakdown)
Warehouse space:19,513m2
Office:1,030m2
Principal features carts, electric tow tractors, shooter racks, etc., for use in synchronizing with MTMUS operations
Start of operations February 1, 2021

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