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NYK Group to Invest 50 Billion Yen in New U.K. Warehouse

Steady Implementation of NYK’s Medium-Term Plan for Logistics Business Growth

In February, Yusen Logistics (U.K.) Ltd. ("YLUK"), a Yusen Logistics Group company, reached an agreement with the SEGRO Group, a real estate company, on a 15-year lease of a large warehouse that will open in the U.K. in April 2025. The total investment, including the total lease amount and capital investment in the new warehouse, will be approximately 280 million pounds (approximately 50 billion yen), the largest investment ever made by the NYK Group's logistics business.

The new warehouse will be located in Northampton, a key logistics hub in England’s East Midlands region. The 110,000 square meter site will be the largest of the Yusen Logistics Group's facilities. In addition to daily necessities and consumer durables, YLUK will be able to handle pharmaceuticals in a dedicated temperature-controlled space to meet the needs of a wide range of customers. The company aims to grow further as a core corporation in the logistics business by improving service quality for existing customers and attracting new customers.

The NYK Group positioned the logistics business as a core business in its medium-term management plan announced in March 2023. The lease agreement for this new warehouse will further strengthen the Group's logistics business following the February 2023 acquisition of U.S. logistics company Taylored Services Parent Co., Inc. by Yusen Logistics (Americas) Inc. and the February 2024 acquisition of a U.K. delivery service platform by International Logistics Group Limited. The NYK Group will continue to invest aggressively in the logistics business, which is a growth engine of the Group.

Features of New Warehouse

・Automated OperationsThe new warehouse has state-of-the-art systems, including autonomous transfer robots, for efficiently managing and handling diverse cargo. The robots can automatically load and unload cargo into and out of racks, thus addressing future labor shortages.

・Environmental ProtectionSolar panels have been installed on the roof, and a rail line has been pulled to promote a modal shift from truck to rail transportation. The new warehouse has also received a BREEAM certified rating of Excellent.*

A bird’s - eye view image

General view image

Autonomous transfer robot

Equipment for automatic loading/unloading of cargo

* BREEAM Certification
BREEAM certification is an internationally recognized evaluation system for assessing the sustainability of buildings, based on the Environmental Assessment Method (EAM), a system for evaluating the environmental performance of buildings developed by the Building Research Establishment (BRE), a U.K.-based building evaluation organization. The Excellent rating is the second highest out of six ratings.

Business investment policy in the medium-term plan

On March 10, 2023, the NYK Group released its medium-term management plan “Sail Green, Drive Transformations 2026 - A Passion for Planetary Wellbeing. ” The NYK Group is promoting growth strategies with ESG at the core, based on the Group’s mission statement of “Bringing value to life” and a new corporate vision for 2030, which reads, “we go beyond the scope of a comprehensive global logistics enterprise to co-create value required for the future by advancing our core business and growing new ones.”

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