The company was established in 1937 in line with the Nippon Tsu-un Kaisha Law as a semi-government transportation service. The Company was established by pooling the assets of Kokusai Tsu-un KK (International Express Co., Ltd.), which consolidated many of the nation's small-scale rail transport companies, and six other competitors, with additional funding from the Japanese government.
Nippon Express annual revenues exceed $14 billion USD. Nippon Express has a strong global network that spans over 40 countries, with company direct operations in 33 nations.
- Kathleen Chu & Katsuyo Kuwako, "Prologis to Boost Japan Rents, Buy Warehouses on Abenomics Bonus," Bloomberg (Nov 26, 2013)
- "History," Nippon Express website.
- Mariko Yasu & Grace Huang, "Panasonic Says Ready to Spend $1 Billion on New Deals," Bloomberg ( Nov 11, 2013).
- "EU mergers and takeovers (Nov 21)," Reuters (Nov 21, 2013).
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