April 17, 2017

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From Japan, China’s logistics partner of choice

Sumitoshi Matsuo, Managing Director of Nippon Express (China)

Since 1995, Nippon Express (China) has been serving all kinds of clients across the country and earned a reputation as one of the leading logistics providers.

The company today has logistics centers, sales and branch offices in over 100 locations across mainland China. With more than 1,500 employees, it is one of the largest companies under the Nippon Express Group outside of Japan, and it continues to grow its business in China.

“We are experiencing tremendous growth in the domestic market,” said Sumitoshi Matsuo, Nippon Express (China)’s managing director. “In the past, China- based companies would import parts and materials, manufacture products and export finished goods. Today, finished products are mainly sold and transported across China — this is where we are playing a role.”

Currently, 60 percent of revenues in China for Nippon Express come from airfreight, and 40 percent are accounted for by ocean and domestic business.

“We focus on delivering high-quality solutions to domestic customers,” he said. “The automotive industry continues to show signs of growth, and the information technology and e-commerce sectors are booming. Our customer bases in these sectors are growing and more clients are relying on us for logistics support across the country and beyond.”

With the Chinese government’s “Go Global” campaign promoting the internationalization of Chinese companies, Nippon Express (China) — along with the Nippon Express Group’s international network — is supporting the drive.

Beijing’s “One Belt, One Road” initiative, a planned route connecting China to Europe, is another opportunity for the company. Fourteen countries border China, and the initiative is expected to stimulate economic growth in China, its neighbors and the rest of the world.

Matsuo concluded: “Our Chinese customers have internationally minded management teams who understand the importance of establishing high-quality partnerships. As China reaches out to the world, we intend to be the country’s logistics partner of choice.”

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