Press Release

Nippon Express' advanced NX Yokkaichi Tarusaka Distribution Center goes into operation

-- Network of business locations being expanded to meet semiconductor-related demand --

Nippon Express Co., Ltd., (President: Mitsuru Saito), a group company of NIPPON EXPRESS HOLDINGS, INC. (President: Mitsuru Saito), launched operations at the NX Yokkaichi Tarusaka Distribution Center in Yokkaichi City, Mie Prefecture on Wednesday, September 28.

Semiconductors are built into all kinds of electronic devices such as smartphones, PCs and automobiles and are an essential commodity for modern industry and society, making the stable supply of semiconductors extremely important.

The Nippon Express Group has positioned the semiconductor industry as a key industry in its "Nippon Express Group Business Plan 2023: Dynamic Growth" and is developing business locations to provide DC services so that end-to-end solutions for semiconductor supply chains can be made available globally by leveraging the collective strengths of the Nippon Express Group.

The Hokusei region of Mie Prefecture, which includes Yokkaichi City, is an active production area featuring concentrations of companies from diverse industries, including semiconductor and automotive manufacturers, as well as international hub ports (Yokkaichi Port and Nagoya Port) and an expressway network.

The NX Yokkaichi Tarusaka Logistics Center sits adjacent to a major semiconductor manufacturer's plant, has ready access to the Higashi-Meihan Expressway, and enjoys an excellent location as a BCP site due to the low risk of liquefaction and flooding in the event of a disaster. In addition, each floor and section is standardly equipped with air conditioning and security equipment and the warehouse has its own emergency power system, helping to ensure the facility operates round the clock.

The Nippon Express Group is committed to stepping up its efforts on behalf of the semiconductor industry, regarded as a priority industry in the Group's Business Plan, and to further expanding its logistics functions globally to help customers develop their business activities.

<Overview of new warehouse>

Name NX Yokkaichi Tarusaka Logistics Center A
Location 1340-8,Aza-Yamagamitani, Tarusaka-cho, Yokkaichi-City, Mie-Pref.,Japan
Structure Steel-framed building with seven stories above ground (five warehouse floors, seven office floors)
Total floor space 34,541.40m2
Key facilities Dock leveler, independent air conditioning units (30°C or below) and recording surveillance cameras in each section of the warehouse area, emergency power system (24 hours)
Start of business September 28, 2022