A pioneer in multimodal international logistics, Nissin Corporation is readying itself with IT innovation and specialized solutions in order to make international logistics more customer-centric and sustainable.
The coronavirus pandemic has changed the face of many industries, and none more so than the global logistics sector. As the world emerges from the pandemic, Japan is primed to become a logistics hub connecting Asia with both the European and American markets.
One of the companies driving Japan’s logistics push is Nissin Corporation, whose heavy packaging center is based in “the world’s most efficient port”, Yokohama. Nissin provides integrated logistics operations specializing in handling heavy machinery, and works to provide bespoke solutions to its customers’ varying needs through various transportation methods, from containers to chartered vessels.
The company is working to integrate new technology to allow its customers to track not only a container itself but individual items. Company director and senior managing executive officer, Junichiro Watanabe, explains that Nissin has partnered with a network provider on the project, reiterating: “We must actively incorporate such technologies to achieve customer satisfaction.”
Nissin’s superior service has allowed it to expand in Japan with warehouses in Osaka and Tokyo, a cutting-edge facility which can be used for both chilled and frozen products. The company is also using technology to make logistics more sustainable, with EVs and energy-reduction measures helping the company towards its de-carbonization goals. As it continues to expand and seek new collaborators, Nissin is moving into pharmaceuticals and is in the process of building a warehouse specialized for dangerous oils and high-pressure gas.
Mr. Watanabe explains that the base of Nissin’s growth is the quality of its human resources, and through a combination of commitment and capability it will help push Japan towards a new era of logistics.