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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.
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.(currently known as 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(currently known as JAPAN POST HOLDINGS Co., Ltd.)
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.(Hitachi Transport System Metropolitan Co., Ltd.)
2009 October
  • J.P. Holding Company, Inc. a U.S.A. logistics company became a consolidated subsidiary

2010 -2019

2010 April
  • Flyjac Logistics, Pvt. Ltd. an India logistics company became an consolidated subsidiary
2010 December
  • Dahang International Transportation Co., Ltd. (currently known as Hitachi Transport System(China), 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.(currently known as Hitatchi Transport 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 (currently becomes an Affiliated Company accounted for by the equity-method)
2013 March
  • Acquired Hitachi Cable (currently known as Hitachi Metals, Ltd.)'s logistics subsidiary, which began operations as Hitachi Frontier Transport System Co., Ltd.(currently known as Hitachi Transport System East Japan 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 Logistik Grup Anonim Sirketi a Turkey logistics company became a consolidated subsidiary
2014 December
  • Nisshin International Trading Co., Ltd. established in China
2016 March
  • Concluded a Capital and Business Alliance Agreement with SG Holdings Co., Ltd. and SAGAWA EXPRESS CO., LTD.
2016 May
  • Became an Affiliated Company accounted for by the equity-method of Hitachi, Ltd. and SG Holdings Co., Ltd.
    SAGAWA EXPRESS CO., LTD. became an Affiliated Company accounted for by the equity-method
2017 August
  • Head Office moved from Koto-ku, Tokyo, to Chuo-ku, Tokyo
2018 October
  • Concluded a Capital and Business Alliance Agreement with AIT Corporation
2018 October
  • Concluded a Business Alliance Agreement with Uhuru Corporation
2018 December
  • Concluded a Business Alliance Agreement with Hitachi Capital Corporation(currently known as Mitsubishi HC Capital Inc.)
2019 March
  • AIT Corporation and Nisshin Transportation Co., Ltd. became an Affiliated Company accounted for by the equity-method by share exchange.
2019 July
  • Hitachi Travel Bureau, Ltd. (currently known as HTB-BCD Travel Ltd.) became an Affiliated Company accounted for by the equity-method by partial transfer of shares
2019 August
  • PALENET CO., LTD. , Hitachi Automotive Systems, Ltd. (currently known as Hitachi Astemo, Ltd.)'s subsidiary, became a consolidated subsidiary

2020 -

2020 April
  • Acquired distribution service subsidiary of Hitachi Life Ltd. (currently known as Hitachi Real Estate Partners, Ltd.), which began operation as Hitachi Transport System East Japan Distribution Services Co., Ltd.
2020 September
  • Transferred shares of SAGAWA EXPRESS CO., LTD. due to partial modification of the capital and business alliance agreement with SG Holdings Co., Ltd. and SAGAWA EXPRESS CO., LTD.