Press Release

Nippon Express to open state-of-the-art AI-/IoT-driven showroom-style NEX-Auto Logistics Facility in Tokyo's Koto Ward in June

Nippon Express Co., Ltd. (Mitsuru Saito, President), will be introducing the latest in logistics equipment into a warehouse in Tokyo's Koto Ward to transform it into a cutting-edge showroom-style facility utilizing AI and IoT technology. This new NEX-Auto Logistics Facility is scheduled to begin operations in June 2020.


(Image of completed facility)

Declining birthrates and a shrinking population have resulted in serious labor shortages in recent years for Japan's logistics industry, which has been pursuing "work style reform" as advocated by the government and finding it increasingly necessary to introduce automatic/labor-saving equipment at logistics locations.

However, the installation of state-of-the-art logistics equipment at existing warehouses will require companies to secure investment capital and address such issues as selecting the optimal equipment, making large-scale layout changes, and revamping the flow of operations.

The NEX-Auto Logistics Facility scheduled to open soon will feature a variety of logistics equipment employing cutting-edge technology to segmentalize various tasks and processes and achieve greater efficiency and labor-saving in logistics operations. This facility will also serve in a showroom capacity to enable visiting customers to see logistics equipment in actual operation at a logistics center handling a full range of tasks - from warehouse receiving to storage, picking, packing, and shipping - for apparel-related products.

Nippon Express will continue providing logistics solutions tailored to customers' facilities and products by establishing sharing services as a new approach ("NEX-Sustainable Logistics on New Style") that combines the optimal cutting-edge logistics equipment for customers' needs with the Company's front-line capabilities.

[Facility features]

1.Cutting-edge logistics equipment to be introduced

2.Logistics management systems

3.Other features

[Profile of facility]

Name NEX-Auto Logistics Facility (NEX-ALFA)
Address 3F, Nittsu Shinsuna No. 5, Shinsuna 2-4-10, Koto-ku, Tokyo
Floor area 2,998m2

Nippon Express will continue incorporating ever-evolving logistics equipment into its own operations to research and develop logistics solutions that meet the needs of its customers and thereby "create new ideas and value that expand the field of logistics" as stipulated in its Corporate Philosophy.