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Nous sommes là pour vous!

Nous sommes là pour vous!

Fulfilling the Vision of Global Nippon Express Platform Strategy for Pharmaceutical Logistics

Fulfilling the Vision of Global Nippon Express Platform Strategy for Pharmaceutical Logistics

We are there for you!

We are there for you!

Birthday Reception of Her Majesty, the Emperor of Japan

Nippon Express Switzerland was pleased to be invited and join the Emperor’s Birthday reception, which took place on the 20. February 2020 at the Bellevue Hotel in Bern.

During the Reception we have been honored  by the visit of the Japanese Ambassador, Mr. Kojiro Shiraishi, at the information stand of Nippon Express Switzerland which gave us the opportunity to present our services and the efforts Nippon Express is bringing to the Japanese society in Japan and all over the world.

This unique reception has allowed us to present our global footprint in transport and logistics services to a unique audience which has been a big pleasure and honor for Nippon Express Switzerland

Birthday Reception of Her Majesty, the Emperor of Japan

The Emperor's birthday reception

Nippon Express team has participated in the Emperor's birthday reception taken place Bern on 29th Nov 2018. In the birthday reception we at Nippon Express Switzerland conducted promotion for our services. On the other hand we have cerebrated the birth of Emperor and we have also attracted by broadcasting for total logistics services with one stop solution all over the world.
The Emperor's birthday reception

Electronic Invoicing

Sehr geschätzte/r Kunde/in,

 

in den letzten Jahren ist in Sachen Umweltschutz schon viel passiert. Ein Umdenken hat bereits stattgefunden und viele Menschen und Firmen versuchen die Umwelt verstärkt zu schützen.

 

Im Rahmen des CSR Programms (Corporate Social Responsibility) engagiert sich Nippon Express stark für die Nachhaltigkeit der Oekonomie, Oekologie und für Soziales. Im Bereich Oekologie investieren wir in Programme wie CO2 - und Abfallreduktion. Eines unserer Mottos heisst «Think before you print» . Doch leider reicht das noch nicht immer.

 

Auch wir haben Dokumente in Papierform, versuchen aber stets «paperless» zu arbeiten wo immer möglich und investieren dafür in neue Technologien. Um unseren Beitrag an den Papierverscheiss zu leisten haben wir «Paperless Invoicing» eingeführt. Das heisst, dass wir auf automatisierte Weise, und anstatt in Papierform, Rechnungen per E-Mail versenden. Wir haben uns entschieden dies am 1.1.2019 einzuführen.

 

Das heisst, ab 1.1.2019 werden wir Ihnen die Rechnungen automatisch per E-Mail zusenden und nicht mehr in Papierform.

 

Sollten Sie weiterhin Rechnungen auf Papier wünschen so ist dies selbstverständlich möglich werden aber einen Zuschlag von CHF 5.00 pro Rechnung verrechnen.

 

An dieser Stelle möchten wir uns auch herzlich für die Zusammenarbeit bedanken. Wir schätzen es sehr, Sie zu unseren loyalen Kunden zählen zu dürfen.

 

Für allfällige Fragen steht Ihnen unser Accounting Team jederzeit gerne zur Verfügung, Tel 044 838 99 66 oder E-Mail : accounting.ch@neeur.com

 

Wir wünschen Ihnen weiterhin viel Erfolg.

 

Freundliche Grüsse

Giampietro Montorio

Corporate Affairs Nippon Express Switzerland

Tel : 044 838 99 66

e-mail : giampietro.montorio@neeur.com

 

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Dear valued customer,

 

in the past years a lot of awareness in regards to the environment and actions in taking more care of the global “oeco-balance” has taken place.

 

Within the framework of the CSR program (Corporate Social Responsibility) Nippon Express is strongly engaged in sustainable actions to protect and safeguard our economy, oekology and the social environment. In the field of Oekology, massive programs have been put into place to reduce CO2 pollution and the reduction of waste. One of our motos is : «Think before you print» ! Unfortunately, this is not always enough.

 

Our industry does have to work with paper documents. However, we are striving to work whenever possible “paperless” and are investing into technologies to support electronic data processing. To make a further contribution to the environment, Nippon Express Switzerland has decided to introduce “paperless invoicing. This means, as of 1st January 2019, invoices will be sent in an automated manner by E-mail and not in paper form by post anymore.

 

Certainly it is still possible to receive invoices in paper form at the cost of CHF 5.00 per paper invoice, if this is requested by the customer.

 

We would like to take this opportunity and thank you sincerely for the loyal cooperation. It is a priviledge to count your company to our loyal customers.

 

Should you have any questions, please do not hesitate to contact our accounting team : Tel : 044 838 99 66 or e-mail : accounting.ch@neeur.com

 

Your sincerely

Giampietro Montorio

Corporate Affairs Nippon Express Switzerland

Tel : 044 838 99 66

e-mail : giampietro.montorio@neeur.com

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The CEO of the Nippon Express Group visited Nippon Express Switzerland

In October this year, Nippon Express Switzerland had the privilege to welcome the President and CEO of the Nippon Express Group, Mr. Saito, in the Bassersdorf office. Mr Saito was accompanied by the Executive Vice President , Mr. Ito and the President of Nippon Express Europe, Mr. Umino and other high ranking of Japanese officers of the company. The president’s visit to Zürich took place in connection with the European Strategy Meeting of the Nippon Express Group which was held in Zürich on the 3rd and 4th of October where all Managing Directors of Nippon Express Europe came together. It was an exciting and outstanding experience for all of our staff in Switzerland to have the opportunity to meet and also have a personal “chat” with the Presidents and Vice Presidents.

The CEO of the Nippon Express Group visited Nippon Express Switzerland

NIPPON EXPRESS - Future Asian Highway

 

 

 

This logistics route for truck transportation extends 7000 km southbound through Asia. The route connects Shanghai in China to Singapore, passing through Vietnam, Laos, Thailand, and Malaysia. This important route supports logistics between China, which has become the world’s second biggest economic power, and Southeast Asia, which has experienced remarkable economic growth in recent years. The current progress of economic development in Asia is shown from the perspective of the drivers." 
 

NIPPON EXPRESS - Future Asian Highway

Financial Times interview with Mr. Mitsuru Saito as President and CEO of Nippon Express

For most of the 1960s, Japan’s economy grew at an explosive rate of over 10 per cent a year. This was the decade when the country’s automobile and elec- tronics brands established themselves on the world stage, and Asia became the work- shop of the world.

 

Of course, those pioneering Japanese manufacturers needed help shipping their products abroad. Enter Tokyo-based logis- tics provider Nippon Express: founded in 1872, the company built its international footprint handling imports and exports for a top Japanese camera maker in the early 1960s. “Now we work with all Japan’s big- gest names in cars and electronics,” declares Mitsuru Saito, Nippon Express president and CEO, “Our overseas network comprises over 20,000 employees in 266 cities across 44 countries.”

 

Japan. Asia. The world.

 

In its home market, Nippon Express is the top logistics provider. With a eet of almost 20,000 vehicles and 7 million square metres of warehousing space, it generated around 60 per cent of its $16.76 billion (¥1.86 tril- lion) revenues for the year ended March 31, 2017 in Japan. The company transports everything from heavy equipment like bul- let train carriages and wind-turbine blades through cash and valuables to priceless works of art. (Nippon Express handled the Mona Lisa when it came to Japan in 1974. It is currently advising on the transportation of ancient artefacts at the Grand Egyptian Museum in Cairo, which is scheduled to open in 2018.)

 

“Our clients like to say that ‘Nippon Express can deliver anything,’” says Saito. “We have three core strengths: an extensive overseas network; the ability to provide all transport modes—land, air and marine; plus high service quality and advanced technology based on in-house R&D.”

 

Nippon Express now wants to add more global businesses to its client roster of mainly Japanese names. The goal of the current corporate strategy New Sekai-Nittsu is to transform Nippon Express into “a tru- ly global logistics company,” by targeting increased pro ts at home and rapid expan- sion abroad, in Europe, the United States, but most particularly in Asia.

 

Why Asia? Just look at the numbers: The economies of key Asian countries grew at an average 6.1 per cent versus 1 or 2 per cent for the West and Japan in 2016. “Most of the world’s production and consumption now takes place in Asia, and it’s where our clients are most active,” says Saito, who pro- jects strong revenue growth of 50 per cent in South Asia and Oceania and 33 per cent in East Asia over the next two years.

 

China provides a neat example of how Nippon Express is applying its “made-in-Ja- pan” know-how to the needs of new Asian clients. The Chinese car business is boom- ing as the middle class embraces motori- sation. Nippon Express does “milk runs” for local OEMs in the south of the coun- try—collecting components from suppliers, bolting them together and injecting them into the nal assembly process.

 

A buoyant Asian manufacturing sector means that more factories are being built. Nippon Express responded to demand by establishing a new Singapore subsidiary, NEX Global Engineering, in 2016. The company specialises in the transportation and installation of heavy plant and equip- ment for industrial facilities.

 

Moving downstream

 

Manufacturing, though, is not the whole story. As Asia continues to evolve into a vi- brant consumer market, there’s also an op- portunity for Nippon Express to transport everyday consumer goods between Asian nations in parallel with the existing model

 

Our core strengths are
an extensive overseas network, the ability to provide all transport modes, and high service quality.

 

of shipping big-ticket items like automotive parts and electronics from Asia to the West. “The plan is to move more downstream into areas like food, fashion and pharma- ceuticals,” says Saito.

 

In Malaysia, for example, Nippon Express has secured special Halal certi cation ena- bling it to transport and store food in line with Islamic law. Indonesia—another Muslim-majority nation with a population almost nine times Malaysia’s—is even more appealing. Says Saito: “Indonesia is one of the countries where we’re most active in ASEAN. It’s becoming increasingly attractive as a large market for food and other consumer goods.”

 

Nippon Express has developed products like SS7000, a cross-border truck transport service linking key cities in China and the Malay Peninsula to meet booming demand for logistics inside Asia. It’s also getting be- hind the Chinese government’s “One Belt, One Road” policy, for example by team- ing up with Kazakhstan’s national railway company to provide rail-based container transport from China to Germany with its Eurasia Train Direct product. First-half sales for this calendar year have doubled versus one year ago.

 

In Europe and the United States, Nippon Express already has a robust business serving Japanese multinationals. By expanding into new sectors like apparel and pharmaceuti- cals and increasing the proportion of non- Japanese clients, Saito is targeting revenue growth of 20 per cent in the Americas and 13 per cent in Europe over the next two years. 

 

Rationalisation and innovation

 

This drive for broad-based growth abroad is accompanied by a push for higher prof- its at home. Focusing on the metropolitan areas around Tokyo, Nagoya and Osaka, where most Japanese global companies congregate, Nippon Express has radically streamlined its processes through a couple of innovations: rst, a one-stop model that enables customers to buy multi-mode trans- port solutions as a single package instead of having to deal with different departments for land, air and marine; and second, an account management system that serves as a single touch point for the totality of a client’s global activities, resulting in radi- cally more ef cient communication with no overlap between branch, country and regional of ces. Indeed, so effective were these process innovations that they have now been implemented globally.

 

The same rational spirit is at work in R&D where disparate initiatives have been uni ed under the Logistics Engineering Strategy Group. Technologies now being tested include drones for warehouse inven- tory management and autonomous truck platooning. (Platooning refers to a convoy of several trucks in which only the rst has a driver, while the others are autono- mous). “In the age of IOT, AI and robotics,

 

Mitsuru Saito

President and CEO Nippon Express

 

outsiders coming in to disrupt our business is a risk,” says Saito. “A large company like us has the resources to create new platforms and become a logistics innovation leader.”

 

Global mindset

 

Saito believes the company needs to “self- disrupt” and take a less conservative ap- proach to compete more effectively against the European rms that dominate the eld today. “For the Japanese, Japan tends to loom large in their consciousness wherever they are,” he says. “But we are no longer a Japan cargo specialist: we need to start think- ing of Japan as just one region on a par with the other four regions in which we operate.”

 

Saito has implemented a series of poli- cies to globalise the business. He is actively promoting local staff to head international subsidiaries—a policy that has won the company major new clients in Europe. In the United States, more than half the com- pany’s clients are already non-Japanese. In December 2016, a new unit, the Global Logistics Innovation Center (GLIC) was set up in Singapore with an exclusive focus on securing global non-Japanese clients. Meanwhile, the company is breaking into new elds and territories through M&A, as it did via the acquisition of Italian high- end apparel specialist Franco Vago.

 

All these steps mean that the 20 per cent of its turnover that Nippon Express cur- rently generates overseas is set to rise fast. “Building on our track record of serving demanding Japanese customers, we of- fer high-quality solutions tailored to in- dividual customers—something that our competitors nd hard to do,” says Saito. The company’s long-term goal is to raise its overseas sales ratio to 40 or even 50 per cent of the total. And as it pushes ahead with its transformation strategy, Nippon Express is already well on the way to be- coming a “truly global logistics company.” 

Financial Times interview with Mr. Mitsuru Saito as President and CEO of Nippon Express

30th Anniversary !

30 years of Japanese service in the transport and logistics sector means
exceeding our own targets and expectations of our customers in order to
lead the success of our customers’ vision together.

As a special Japanese expression of personal appreciation to anchor values,
traditions and an innovative corporate culture in the focus of the objectives
and visions for the future sustainably with a lasting memorial value,

Nippon Express Switzerland is pround to celebrate it’s 30th anniversary on the 23rd of June 2017 ! 

30th Anniversary !