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Hitachi Transport System

September 12, 2007

Expansion of order for logistics operations from the adidas group

- Start of domestic 3PL business for Reebok and Rockport -

Hitachi Transport System, Ltd. (President & Chief Executive Officer: Takao Suzuki), which offers a "System Logistics service" (3PL) to customers from a wide range of industries, in which it provides comprehensive logistics services for companies and establishes the logistics system most suitable for each company, announces the expansion of domestic logistics operations for the adidas group, a multi-sports brand.
Integrating logistics operations of Reebok Japan, Inc., which newly joined the adidas group, with those of adidas Japan K.K., we handle domestic logistics operations for three brands of adidas, Reebok and Rockport. The business is operated in Metropolitan East Distribution Center, one of our biggest distribution centers, whose second building was completed in January 2007.
It is now 10 years since we started the business with adidas Japan K.K. We have consciously made farther efforts so that we could enhance customer satisfaction and respond to the customer's request for logistics improvement. Proposing the logistics system optimal for the customer's business strategy as a business partner, we aim to respond to customer's needs.

(Reference) Outline of Metropolitan East Distribution Center

Address 355-15, Aza Nishihara, Nishisangao, Noda-city, Chiba
Ground-floor area Approx. 68,400square meters
Total floor area First building: Approx. 80,000square meters
Second building: Approx. 37,100square meters
Total: Approx. 117,100square meters
Completion of construction First building: November 2004
Second building: January 2007