Press Release

Nippon Express Italia acquires GDP certification for company-owned warehouse near Milan Malpensa Airport

Nippon Express Italia S.P.A. (Arnaldo Vivoli, President; hereinafter, "NE Italy"), a local subsidiary of Nippon Express Co., Ltd. (Mitsuru Saito, President), obtained Good Distribution Practice (GDP) certification from the certification body CERTIQUALITY S.r.l. effective May 25 for its company-owned warehouse near Milan Malpensa Airport, evidencing its compliance with GDP standards for the proper distribution of pharmaceuticals established by the European Commission.


(Warehouse interior)

Italy is a key global manufacturer of pharmaceuticals, accounting for 12% of the world's pharmaceutical production and 22% of Europe's. Pharmaceutical manufacturing is a growth industry domestically as well, having achieved 168% growth over the past ten years.

NE Italy has constructed new temperature-controlled facilities equipped with cooling units to maintain 2º-8ºC (20m2) and 15º-25ºC (470m2) temperature ranges within its company-owned warehouse in Lainate, located about 30km southeast of Milan Malpensa Airport. This will allow NE Italy to meet the logistics needs of customers in the pharmaceutical industry by combining temporary storage services using these facilities with Nippon Express's temperature-controlled international transport services.

Nippon Express will be further enhancing its services to meet increasingly sophisticated and diverse pharmaceutical logistics needs and bolstering its efforts on behalf of the pharmaceuticals industry, positioned as a priority industry in its current business plan.

[Name and address of branch]

Name Milano-Lainate Branch, Nippon Express Italia S.P.A.
Address Via Juan Manuel Fangio 11, 20020 Lainate (MI), Italy