Press Release

Nippon Express (Nederland) building new warehouse in Schiphol Trade Park

Nippon Express (Nederland) BV (Masahiro Murakami, President; hereinafter, "NE Nederland"), a subsidiary of Nippon Express Co., Ltd. (Mitsuru Saito, President), began construction of a new warehouse in Schiphol Trade Park on Monday, August 3.


(Groundbreaking ceremony: from left to right, Marja Ruigrok, Councilor, Municipality of Haarlemmermeer;
Masahiro Murakami, President, NE Nederland; Ruud Drijsen, Vice President, NE Nederland)

Offering more than twice the space of the company's existing facility, this new warehouse is being erected in Schiphol Trade Park, about 7 kilometers southwest of Amsterdam Airport Schiphol, one of Europe's key hub airports, to cope with steadily rising air cargo volume.

Good Distribution Practice (GDP) certification, a standard for the proper distribution of pharmaceuticals, will be sought for the new warehouse to enhance NE Nederland's distribution network for pharmaceuticals, which has been stipulated a priority industry in the Nippon Express Group Management Plan's "Growth Strategy for Core Businesses". In anticipation of dealing with semiconductor-related equipment and other heavy or long-length cargo, a ULD handling system will be introduced to enable the facility to process 20-foot pallets. The roof will be outfitted with a 60m x 55m solar panel array to make the facility more eco-friendly.


(Image of new warehouse)

Nippon Express will continue meeting the increasingly sophisticated and diverse needs of its customers as it steps up its efforts in the forwarding business and in the pharmaceuticals and semiconductor industries.

[Expected start of operations]
July 2021

[Operations to be handled]
Air and ocean cargo import/export CFS operations, removals operations, cross-dock operations

[Profile of new warehouse]

Address Contour Avenue 31, Hoofddorp, The Netherlands
Structure Single-story steel-reinforced concrete building (four-story office portion)
Site area 18,278m2
Total floor area 12,238m2
Warehouse area:
9,836m2 (including 315m2 dedicated pharmaceuticals storage space)

Principal equipment: 19 truck docks, ULD handing system, full CCTV coverage, solar panel array