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Hitachi Transport System

History

1950 - 1989

1950: February
  • Head Office opens in Hitachi City, Ibaraki Prefecture
1952: December
  • Company name changed to Hitachi Express Co., Ltd.
1954: November
  • Commencement of sea cargo shipping business, under the administrative control of Hitachi, Ltd.
1962: April
  • Establishment of our first land transportation subsidiary in Ibaraki Prefecture
1964: March
  • Head Office moved to Shibuya-ku, Tokyo
1967: November
  • Hitachi Express Co., Ltd. merges with Tokyo Monorail Co., Ltd. and another company, changing its name to Hitachi Express & Tokyo Monorail Co., Ltd.
1969: September
  • Computer center begins operation
1976: May
  • First overseas joint subsidiary established (in Singapore)
1978: December
  • Distribution and Retail Logistics information system comes into operation
1981: May
  • Company separates from Tokyo Monorail Co., Ltd. changing its name to Hitachi Express Co., Ltd.
1984: July
  • Company expands into the air cargo business
1984: November
  • Super-sized Crawler Cranes with their own electricity generators are brought into use
1985: April
  • Operational launch of "HBNET" a physical distribution value-added network
1985: May
  • Launch of NVOCC (Non-Vessel Operating Common Carrier)
1985: July
  • Name changed to Hitachi Transport System, Ltd. on 35th anniversary of foundation
1986: January
  • System transport operation launched, and sales to customers outside the Hitachi Group undergo full-scale expansion spearheaded by HB-TRINET (a total logistics system covering information, storage and transportation)
1986: April
  • Air cargo forwarding business launched
1987: April
  • Subsidiary established in USA
1988: April
  • Joint subsidiary established in China
1989: January
  • Company listed on Second Section of Tokyo Stock Exchange
1989: June
  • Subsidiary established in Europe
1989: December
  • International air cargo agency operation launched

1990 - 2009

1990: September
  • Company listed on First Section of Tokyo Stock Exchange
1994: March
  • Head Office moved from Shibuya-ku, Tokyo, to Koto-ku, Tokyo
1995: November
  • Chiba Distribution Center opened, leading to expansion of logistics operations work for the merchandise distribution industry
1997: April
  • Export air cargo business obtained ISO 9002 certification
1999: November
  • Launched of collaboration with Fukuyama Transporting Co., Ltd.
2000: March
  • The Hitachi Transport System Group Logistics Skill Development Center opens
2000: April
  • Hitachi Transport Service appended to name of land transportation subsidiaries; group management system improved
2002: February
  • Company sold all shares in Tokyo Monorail Co., Ltd.
2002: September
  • 350-ton trailers and tractor - both the largest in Japan - are brought into service
2002: December
  • Launched of collaboration with Yusen Air & Sea Service Co., Ltd. (Yusen Logistics Co., Ltd.)
2003: January
  • Joint subsidiary with Shanghai Airlines began trading
2003: February
  • Distribution center (total area: approximately 98,000 square meters), the most advanced belonging to any private enterprise in Japan, opened in Kyoto Prefecture
2003: May
  • Launched of collaboration with Japan Post
2003: June
  • Transition made to management structure based on committee system
2005: December
  • Received of the ISMS certification in the field of 3PL
2007: April
  • Company obtained Privacy Mark certification
2007: April
  • Acquired Shiseido's logistics subsidiary which began operation as Hitachi Collabonext Transport System Co., Ltd.
2007: November
  • Subsidiary established in India
2007: December
  • Launched of collaboration with Senkon Logistics, Co., Ltd.
2008: February
  • ESA s.r.o. a Czech logistics company became a consolidated subsidiary
2008: December
  • Subsidiary established in Taiwan
2009: April
  • Joint subsidiary established in in Henan, China
2009 July
  • Acquired Uchida Yoko's logistics subsidiary which began operation as Hitachi Orientlogi Transport System Co., Ltd.
2009 October
  • J.P. Holding Company, Inc. a U.S.A. logistics company became a consolidated subsidiary

2010 -

2010 April
  • Flyjac Logistics, Pvt. Ltd. a India logistics company became a consolidated subsidiary
2010 December
  • Dahang International Transportation Co., Ltd. became a majority ‒ owned subsidiary
2011 January
  • Acquired DIC's logistics subsidiary, which began operation as Hitachi Finenext Transport System Co., Ltd.
2011 February
  • Acquired Homac's logistics subsidiary, which began operation as Direx Co., Ltd.
2011 February
  • Subsidiary established in Korea
2011 April
  • Vantec Corporation became a consolidated subsidiary
2011 April
  • Eternity Grand Logistics Public Co., Ltd. a Thailand logistics company became a consolidated subsidiary
2011 April
  • Subsidiary established in Australia
2011 July
  • Joint subsidiary established with Kintetsu World Express, Inc.
2011 November
  • Subsidiary established in Vietnam
2012 January
  • Acquired DIC's logistics subsidiaries in China & Hong Kong
2012 April
  • Vantec Corporation became a wholly-owned subsidiary
2012 July
  • Established VANTEC HTS FORWARDING, LTD. to integrate freight forwarding operations in Hitachi Transport System Group
2012 August
  • Subsidiary established in Russia
2012 December
  • Subsidiary established in Myanmar
2013 March
  • Acquired Hitachi Cable's logistics subsidiary, which began operations as Hitachi Frontier Transport System Co., Ltd.
2013 May
  • James J. Boyle & Co., a U.S.A. logistics company became a consolidated subsidiary
2013 July
  • CDS Freight Holding Ltd. a Hong Kong logistics company became a consolidated subsidiary
2013 October
  • Mars Logistics Group Inc. a Turkey logistics company became a consolidated subsidiary
2014 December
  • Nisshin International Trading Co., Ltd. established in China
2016 March
  • Execution of the Capital and Business Alliance Agreement with SG Holdings Co., Ltd. and SAGAWA EXPRESS CO.,LTD.
2016 May
  • Company became an associate accounted for by the equity-method of Hitachi and SG Holdings. SAGAWA EXPRESS became an associate accounted for by the equity-method.
2017: August
  • Head Office moved from Koto-ku, Tokyo, to Chuo-ku, Tokyo