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Wednesday, September 02 2020 - 15:00
Nippon Express' NEX Logistics Indonesia Receives Halal Certification for Bekasi Logistics Center
TOKYO, Sept. 2, 2020 /Kyodo JBN-AsiaNet/ --

PT NEX Logistics Indonesia, a subsidiary of Nippon Express Co., Ltd., has 
received halal certification from the Indonesia Ulama Council's Food, Medicines 
and Cosmetics Assessment Agency (LLPOM-MUI), Indonesia's halal-certifying body, 
for its Bekasi Logistics Center in the Gobel Industrial Estate.


Photo1: Bekasi Logistics Center

Photo2: Air-conditioned space within warehouse

The Bekasi Logistics Center, which obtained the halal certification in July, is 
the second NEX Logistics Indonesia location to do so following the Deltamas 
Logistics Center.

With Muslims making up approximately 90% of Indonesia's population of 260 
million, a law went into effect in October 2019 requiring halal certification 
for all food, cosmetic and pharmaceutical products produced or distributed 
within Indonesia. Companies doing business in Indonesia have subsequently shown 
heightened interest in halal certification.

Further expansion of the halal market is anticipated as a consequence of rising 
consumer demand driven by economic development and population growth, and this 
should boost demand for warehouse storage of halal products.

The recently certified Bekasi Logistics Center has been fully outfitted with 
frozen, refrigerated, and room-temperature spaces within the warehouse to 
enable the storage of halal products in all temperature ranges.

NEX Logistics Indonesia is one of three Nippon Express Group companies to have 
obtained halal certification in Indonesia, enabling the Group to provide 
comprehensive halal logistics services from air/ocean cargo forwarding to 
warehouse storage and delivery.

With interest in halal products on the rise in Indonesia, Nippon Express will 
continue enhancing its network of halal logistics services that supports the 
supply chains of customers expanding into the Muslim market, reflecting its 
ongoing commitment to offering safety and peace of mind to its Muslim customers.

Halal logistics certifications in Indonesia
- April 2018: PT Nippon Express Indonesia receives halal certification from
  LLPOM-MUI (transport/storage for air cargo forwarding)

- June 2018: PT Nittsu Lemo Indonesia Logistik receives halal certification
  from LLPOM-MUI (transport/storage for ocean cargo forwarding)

- July 2018: NEX Logistics Indonesia's Deltamas Logistics Center receives halal
  certification from LLPOM-MUI (warehouse storage)

- July 2020: NEX Logistics Indonesia's Bekasi Logistics Center receives halal 
  certification from LLPOM-MUI (warehouse storage)

Profile of facility
Name: PT NEX Logistics Indonesia Bekasi Logistics Center
Address: Gobel Industrial Estate, Jl. Teuku Umar Km 44, RT 002/RW 05, Telega 
Asih, Cikarang Barat, Kab. Bekasi 17530 West Java, Indonesia
Warehouse area: 45,800m2 (including 200m2 frozen, 700m2 refrigerated, and 
1,847m2 room-temperature storage spaces)

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Official LinkedIn Account: NIPPON EXPRESS GROUP

Source: Nippon Express Co., Ltd.