Nippon Express USA, Inc. (Toshiya Abe, President; hereinafter, "NEUSA"), a subsidiary of Nippon Express Co., Ltd. (Mitsuru Saito, President), held a ground-breaking ceremony on Friday, August 14 to mark the start of construction on a new warehouse in Wood Dale, Illinois.
The environs of Chicago, Illinois host one of the largest industrial clusters in the US, and the automobile industry in particular has built up a concentration of facilities in nearby states such as Ohio, Indiana, Kentucky, and Tennessee.
NEUSA'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, NEUSA is seeking to generate synergetic effects by bolstering its logistics functions and restructuring its business locations, to include sharing facilities with the Nippon Express Group 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 NEUSA 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 US.
(Image of new business location)
NEUSA 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.
[Scheduled start of business]
[Description of business]
Import/export forwarding and CFS services for ocean cargo, domestic trucking, warehousing, removals, and white glove services (*)
White glove services: services tailored to meet the specific needs of customers, including delivery services incorporating the full range of tasks from unpacking/installing equipment to collecting/removing packing materials
[Profile of new warehouse]
|Address||800 North IL Route 83 Wood Dale, IL 60191, USA|
|Structure||Reinforced concrete single-story building (two-story office area)|
|Total floor area||29,498m2
|Principal equipment||Raised-floor platform, ceiling cranes, mezzanine, 24-hour security, full CCTV coverage|