Message from President

Being innovators in logistics with excellent transportation services

Sagawa Express Co., Ltd. started operations in 1957, delivering its first package between Kyoto and Osaka. Since then, we have inherited the "hikyaku no kokoro" (spirit of Edo-era foot messengers) from our founder and have been sincerely delivering items received from our customers.

Because the world has experienced a dramatic increase in globalization, customer requirements for the transportation & logistics industry have become more demanding and more diversified than ever. Logistics entered the spotlight as one of the key elements to help companies implement their management strategies. We, therefore, need to enhance our ability to meet customers' needs more promptly and make more appropriate proposals.

In order to tackle these issues and adapt to the social environment, on March 21, 2016, Sagawa Express started implementing its mid-term management plan, First Stage 2018, the theme of which is "Being innovators in logistics with excellent transportation services."

Moving forward, we will continue to provide deeper satisfaction to our customers by enhancing our ability to meet our customers' needs through offering diverse logistics solutions; expanding our transportation services; and by improving the quality of transportation through the promotion of further automation of relay functions. In addition, in response to our customers’ varied requests, such as global intermodal transportation, our advanced logistics project team ”GOAL” will optimize the use of our groups’ resources, and provide comprehensive support for our customers’ business, offering one-stop logistics services, not only in Japan, but also from overseas as well.

Furthermore, by putting safety first; making efforts to preserve the environment, and contributing to society, we aim to become the reliable first choice transportation & logistics company for all of our stakeholders.

Hideo Araki
President & CEO
Sagawa Express Co., Ltd.