Nippon Express USA, Inc. (Toshiya Abe, President; hereinafter, "NEUSA"), a local subsidiary of Nippon Express Co., Ltd. (Mitsuru Saito, President), has finished construction of the Chicago Logistics Center in Wood Dale, Illinois, and the company held a ceremony on Friday, March 5 to celebrate completion of the new facility.
The environs of Chicago, Illinois constitute a key logistics junction encompassing Chicago O'Hare International Airport, a gateway for air cargo in the US, as well as the Port of Chicago, a major collection center for ocean cargo containers. The automobile industry has built up a concentration of facilities in nearby states such as Ohio, Indiana, Kentucky, and Tennessee and, with companies from various sectors of the pharmaceutical and medical equipment industry also setting up operations in this same area, warehouse demand is expected to rise.
The newly opened Wood Dale location will be capable of meeting the diverse needs of automotive-related customers, including incidental operations such as repacking and inspections as well as cross-docking. NEUSA is looking to pair this new location with another large-scale Nippon Express facility already operating near O'Hare International Airport to strengthen the logistics functions and expand the business of its most important hub in the Midwest.
Coinciding with the start date for operations, NEUSA's head office will be relocated from New York 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.
NEUSA will be devoting particular effort to upgrading its nationwide logistics functions to serve the automotive and pharmaceutical industries, positioned as priority industries in the Nippon Express Group's Corporate Strategy, and further contributing to its customers' business activities.
[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]
|Name||Nippon Express USA, Inc., Chicago Logistics Center|
|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|
|Start of operations||Thursday, April 1, 2021|