History

 

1964 Jul: Established under the name of Watakoma Co., Ltd. in Yokohama-shi, Kanagawa Pref.
Started transportation and sales of packing material.
Opened Yokohama Branch.
1966 Jan: Opened Furukawa Branch in Osaki-shi, Miyagi Pref.
1969 Apr: Opened Kumagaya Branch in Kumagaya-shi, Saitama Pref.
May: Opened Fukushima Branch (currently Soma Branch) opened in Soma-shi, Fukushima Pref.
Nov: Opened Iwaki Branch (currently Onahama Branch) opened in Iwaki-shi, Fukushima Pref.

 

1970 Mar: Changed company name to Alps Transportation Co., Ltd.

 

1980 Dec: Opened Morioka Branch in Iwate-gun, Iwate Pref.
1982 Feb: Moved Kumagaya Branch to Hanyu-shi, Saitama Pref. and renamed to Hanyu Branch.
Apr: Opened Hamamatsu Branch in Hamamatsu-shi, Shizuoka Pref.
Apr: Opened Osaka Branch in Suita-shi, Osaka Pref.
1984 Mar: Built New Head Office building and automated warehouse for Yokohama Branch.
1985 Mar: Opened Niigata Branch in Kita-uonuma-gun, Niigata Pref.
Jun: Moved Osaka Branch to Ibaraki-shi, Osaka Pref.
Sep: Moved Furukawa Branch to Osaki-shi, Miyagi Pref.
1986 Aug: Opened Nagano Branch in Kamiina-gun, Nagano Pref.
Nov: Opened Nagoya Branch in Nagoya-shi, Aichi Pref.
1987 Apr: Changed company name to Alps Transportation Systems Corp.
Apr: Started forwarding business.
1988 Aug: Opened Koriyama Branch in Adachi-gun, Fukushima Pref.
Sep: Moved Morioka Branch to Iwate-gun, Iwate Pref.
Oct: Opened Tokyo Overseas Operation Center (currently Oi Branch) in Ota-ku, Tokyo.
Oct: Moved Soma Branch to Soma-gun, Fukushima Pref.

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1992 Dec: Moved Nagano Branch to Kamiina-gun, Nagano Pref.
1994 Apr: Started sales of molding material.
Apr: Established Alps Logistics Hong Kong Ltd. in Hong Kong.
Jun: Moved Nagoya Branch to Kasugai-shi, Aichi Pref.
Jul: Moved Koriyama Branch to Adachi-gun, Fukushima Pref.
1995 Mar: Established Alps Naigai Logistics (Malaysia) Sdn. Bhd. in Malaysia.
Jul: Established Tianjin Teda International Warehousing & Transportation Co., Ltd. (currently Tianjin Alps Teda Logistics Co., Ltd.) in China.
Sep: Listed on the Second Section at the Tokyo Stock Exchange.
1996 Jun: Acquired ISO9002:1994 certification.
Sep: Acquired the stock of Ryutsu Service Corp.
1997 Jun: Opened Takasaki Branch in Fujioka-shi, Gunma Pref.
Sep: Established Alps Logistics (S) Pte. Ltd. in Singapore.
1999 Mar: Ryutsu Service Corp. opened its Kisai Distribution Center in Kisai-machi, Saitama Pref.
May: Tianjin Alps Teda Logistics Co., Ltd. opened Shanghai Branch.
Sep: Established Alps Logistics (Shanghai) Co., Ltd. in China.

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2000 Jan: Established Alps Logistics (Guangdong) Co., Ltd. in China.
Nov: Moved Hamamatsu Branch to Fukuroi-shi, Shizuoka Pref. and renamed to Shizuoka Branch.
Nov: Alps Logistics (Shanghai) Co., Ltd. opened its logistics center.
2001 Apr: Opened Narita Branch in Sakura-shi, Chiba Pref.
Apr: Opened Sendai Branch in Sendai-shi, Miyagi Pref.
Apr: Tianjin Alps Teda Logistics Co., Ltd. registered as IATA Cargo Agency.
Jun: Changed company name to Alps Logistics Co., Ltd.
Nov: Obtained customs brokers license from Tokyo Customs.
2002 Jan: Moved Niigata Branch to Mitsuke-shi, Niigata Pref.
Mar: Registered as IATA Cargo Agency.
Apr: Tianjin Alps Teda Logistics Co., Ltd. opened Dalian Branch.
Jun: Acquired ISO9001:2000 certification.
Jul: Alps Logistics (Guangdong) Co., Ltd. opened its logistics center.
Sep: Moved Narita Branch to Shibayama-machi, Sanbu-gun, Chiba Pref.
Oct: Started international air cargo consolidation service.
Dec: Established Alps Logistics (USA), Inc. in L.A.
2003 Feb: Established Shanghai Neusoft Logistics Software Co., Ltd. in China.
May: Established Dalian Alps Teda Logistics Co., Ltd. in China.
Aug: Tianjin Alps Teda Logistics Co., Ltd. opened Wuxi Branch.
Oct: Dalian Alps Teda Logistics Co., Ltd. opened its logistics center.
Nov: Tianjin Alps Teda Logistics Co., Ltd. opened Suzhou and Hangzhou Branches.
2004 Oct: Merged with TDK Logistics Corp.
Nov: Alps Logistics (Shanghai) Co., Ltd. opened a branch office in Waigaoqiao Bonded Logistics Zone, Shanghai.
Dec: Acquired ISO14001:1996 certification.
2005 Apr: Built New Narita Branch.
Established Air Freight Business Center (currently Freight Forwarding Center) at the same place.
May: Moved Oigawa Branch to Sagara-cho, Haibara-shi, Shizuoka Pref. and renamed to Sagara Branch.
Jun: Updated and acquired ISO14001:1996 to ISO14001:2004 certification.
Aug: Moved Owariasahi Branch to Anada-cho, Seto-shi, Aichi Pref. and renamed to Seto Branch.
Sep: Established Alps Logistics Mexico, S.A. De C.V. in Mexico.
Nov: Established Shanghai Alps Logistics Co., Ltd. in China.
2006 Apr: Alps Logistics (Guangdong) Co., Ltd. opened its second logistics center.
Aug: Shanghai Alps Logistics Co., Ltd. opened Ningbo Branch.
Dec: Shanghai Alps Logistics Co., Ltd. opened Xiamen Branch.
2007 Jan: Opened Fukuoka Branch in Fukuoka-shi, Fukuoka Pref.
Jan: Started Worker Dispatch Service.
Jul: Opened European Representative Office in Frankfurt, Germany.
Oct: Alps Logistics (USA), Inc. opened McAllen Branch.
Nov: Ryutsu Service Corp. opened its Nishinomiya kita Distribution Center in Nishinomiya-shi, Hyogo Pref.
Nov: Shanghai Alps Logistics Co., Ltd. Xiamen Branch opened its logistics center.
Nov: Shanghai Alps Logistics Co., Ltd. Ningbo Branch opened its logistics center.
Dec: Tianjin Alps Teda Logistics Co., Ltd. renamed Tianjin Airport Office to Tianjin Airport Industrial Park Branch.
2008 Apr: Established Alps Logistics Corporate Vision.
Apr: Alps Logistics (USA), Inc. McAllen Branch opened its new logistics center.
Aug: Established Alps Logistics (Thailand) Co., Ltd. in Bangkok, Thailand.
Oct: Started sales of electronic devices.
Nov: Moved Niigata Branch to Nagaoka-shi, Niigata Pref.
2009 Apr: Shanghai Alps Logistics Co., Ltd. opened Guangzhou Branch.
May: Tianjin Alps Teda Logistics Co., Ltd. opened its new logistics center.

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2010 Jan: Updated and acquired ISO9001:2000 to ISO9001:2008 certification.
Mar: Authorized as an Authorized Warehouse Operator and an Authorized Customs Broker.
Apr: Opened Tsukuba Branch in Inashiki-gun, Ibaraki Pref.
Apr: Tianjin Alps Teda Logistics Co., Ltd. opened Yantai Branch.
May: Moved Shonai Branch to Tsuruoka-shi, Yamagata Pref.
Sep: Established Alps Logistics Taiwan Co., Ltd. in Taoyuan, Taiwan.
Oct: TDK-Lambda Facilities Co., Ltd. became a subsidiary of Alps Logistics Co., Ltd. and chnaged its company name for Alps Logistics Facilities Co., Ltd.
2011 Jan: Opened Korean Representative Office in Seoul, Korea.
Mar: Established Alps Logistics Korea Co., Ltd. in Seoul, Korea.
Apr: Opened Kitakami Branch in Kitakami-shi, Iwate Pref.
Jul: Established Alps Logistics (Chongqing) Co., Ltd. in China.
Jul: Tianjin Alps Teda Logistics Co., Ltd. opened Chongqing Branch.
2013 May: Shanghai Alps Logistics Co., Ltd. opened Taicang Branch.
Aug: Shanghai Alps Logistics Co., Ltd. opened Shenzhen Branch.
2014 Apr: Ocean freight forwarding at Tokyo Overseas Operation Center and Air Freight Business Center integrated into Freight Forwarding Center.
Jul: Established ALPS LOGISTICS EUROPE GmbH in Dortmund, Germany.
Dec: Alps Logistics Mexico, S.A. De C.V. opened Irapuato Branch.

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