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Corporate history

1887
Established as Tokyo Warehouse Limited Company by Koichiro Kawada and five other executives from the Mitsubishi Company, headquartered in Fukagawa, Tokyo.
1907
Built Japan's first port warehousing business-complete with links to rail transport - at the port of Kobe
1918
Changed name to Mitsubishi Warehouse Co., Ltd.
1930
Built the Edobashi Warehouse building in Nihonbashi District of central Tokyo. Relocated the headquarters to a new building in 1931 and inaugurated Japan's first trunk-room service at the Edobashi Warehouse.
1951
Began offering truck transportation services through a newly established subsidiary, Ryoso Transportation Co., Ltd.
1962
Constructed a multi-purpose rental building for data centers, warehousing rooms and residential units in Fukagawa, Tokyo. The building is first of a successful series of rental buildings for computer-processing centers.
1970
Established U.S. affiliated company, Mitsubishi Warehouse California Corp., as a first step in building a combined, multimodal, international transportation business. Subsequently expanded the network by establishing subsidiaries in Europe and Asia.
1971
Began providing air transportation agency business through a newly established subsidiary, Unitrans Ltd.
1973
Opened Tokyo Dia Building No.1 in Shinkawa, Tokyo as a rental building exclusively for computer processing centers. Subsequently built four more buildings in series and added similar buildings in Yokohama and Osaka.
1987
Celebrated centennial
1992
In Takahama District in Kobe, constructed Harborland complex composed of rental commercial facilities, office buildings, the commercial complex 'Takahama Mosaic' and others facilities.
1996
Changed English name to Mitsubishi Logistics Corporation.
1999
Completed Ohi Cold Storage Warehouse as the underpinning for Tokyo Metropolitan District's food supply.
2002
Completed refrigerated warehouse on Rokko Island, Kobe. Ohi Cold Storage Warehouse and Rokko Cold Storage Warehouse recorded about 63 thousand tons of refrigerated storage in total.
2003
Begin of full-scale air freight forwarding and consolidation, strengthening international multimodal transportation combining truck, sea, and air transportation.
2004
Established a forwarding subsidiary in China (Shanghai Lingyun Global Forwarding Co.,Ltd.), strengthening the business network in China.
2005
Permit for packing. labeling and storing pharmaceutical products and medical equipment obtained.
2006
Opened "Yokohama Bay Quarter"
2007
Celebrated 120th anniversary
2010
Purchased all stocks of Singaporean logistics company, Pioneer Express International Pte Ltd, and enhanced our business based in the Asian region.
Brought in Fuji Logistics Co., Ltd. as our subsidiary.
2011
Established MLC ITL Logistics Co., Ltd., a subsidiary in Vietnam.
Entered into capital and business alliance with JAL Group.
Established Dia Pharmaceutical Network Co., Ltd., a company specializing in transport of pharmaceutical products.
2012
Established Mitsubishi Logistics China Co., Ltd., the( logistics) business management company in China.
2014
Reconstructed our own warehouse in Edobashi, Tokyo (Head Office, Trunk Room Office) to become an office building (Head Office, rental office spaces, and Trunk Room Office : the Head Office was temporarily relocated from Nihonbashi, Chuo-ku, Tokyo to Shinkawa, Chuo-ku, Tokyo for the duration of the reconstruction work from September 2011 to September 2014)


1907
Wada Terminal, Kobe


1930
Edobashi Warehouse, our Tokyo headquarters


1973
Tokyo Dia Building


1999
Automated warehouse


2003
Air freight forwarding


2005
Permit for packing, labeling and storing pharmaceutical products