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Thursday, October 08 2020 - 17:00
Nippon Express USA Constructing New Warehouse near Chicago
TOKYO, Oct. 8, 2020 /Kyodo JBN, AsiaNet/ --

Nippon Express USA, Inc. (hereinafter “NE USA”), a subsidiary of Nippon Express 
Co., Ltd., held a groundbreaking ceremony on Friday, August 14, to mark the 
start of construction work on a new warehouse in Wood Dale, Illinois. The 
warehouse is scheduled to start operations in January 2021.


Photo1: Groundbreaking ceremony

Photo2: NE USA President Abe speaking at the ceremony

The environs of Chicago, Illinois, host one of the largest industrial clusters 
in the U.S., and the automobile industry in particular has built up a 
concentration of facilities in nearby states such as Ohio, Indiana, Kentucky 
and Tennessee.

NE USA’s Chicago hub has established facilities in three locations near Chicago 
with the aim of providing gateway functions for the Midwest as one of the most 
important hubs in the country, and its existing warehouse in Wood Dale offers 
storage, delivery and logistics services for general cargo, including 
electrical discharge machines, press machines and other heavy equipment.

In opening a new business location in Wood Dale, NE USA is seeking to generate 
synergetic effects by bolstering its logistics functions and restructuring its 
business locations, including the sharing of facilities with the Nippon Express 
Group’s company Associated Global Systems, Inc., in order to meet the diverse 
needs of automotive-related and other customers for such incidental operations 
as repacking and inspections as well as cross-docking.

Upon completion of this warehouse, the NE USA head office, presently situated 
in New York, will be relocated to the new facility with the intent of enhancing 
the speed and efficiency of operations by integrating head office, sales and 
operational functions into a single location and thereby improving Nippon 
Express’ operations across the U.S.

Image of new business location (for illustration purposes only):

NE USA will be placing particular focus on upgrading its nationwide logistics 
functions serving the automotive and pharmaceutical industries, positioned as 
priority industries in the Nippon Express Group’s Corporate Strategy.

For more information, please visit:

Nippon Express website:

Official LinkedIn Account: NIPPON EXPRESS GROUP

Source: Nippon Express Co., Ltd.