13 November 2012

DB Schenker with new logistics capacity for the greater Tokyo area

- Warehouse scheduled to start operations in September 2013 
- It will be the largest of Schenker-Seino’s warehouses to date 

Essen/Berlin/Tokyo - 13 November 2012 - Schenker-Seino Co., Ltd. has signed a 10-years-lease agreement with the Redwood Group for a build-to-suit warehouse in the greater Tokyo area. The logistics center will provide additional capacity for customers from different industries such as Electronics and Consumer. It will feature the newest environmental technologies and will provide substantial energy savings, measures which fits perfectly in the sustainable strategy DB2020 of the DB Group.

The building area of the warehouse which is scheduled to start operations in September 2013 is around 9,000 square meters. The total area of the four-storied building will be close to 33,000 square meters. 30 truck berths and ample parking lots for staff and visitors will be available. It will be the largest of Schenker-Seino’s warehouses to date. 

Herbert Wilhelm, President and CEO of Schenker-Seino Co., Ltd., pins high hopes on the new building: “This ultramodern and environmentally exemplary building will help us to remain one of the premier logistics services providers in Japan. We very much look forward to having this facility as an addition to our already existing logistics centers for the benefit of our customers.” 

Target customers - basically Non-Japanese companies that are planning to expand their Japan business - will benefit from the convenient location of the building. As the site is located in a high density logistics region between two of the most important airports in Japan, Narita and Haneda, and near the Tokyo port, best access for both, air and ocean freight from and to Japan (including customs brokerage service) is provided. 

The building will be designed to be highly energy efficient and functional, with the highest standards of seismic engineering and environmental technologies. Up to 30 per cent energy savings will be realized through a photovoltaic power generation system consisting of 2,940 solar panels on the roof and exclusive LED lighting. Rainwater will be collected and used. The warehouse is expected to get TAPA-A certification after completion. 

The leasing agreement is the first collaboration between Schenker-Seino Co., Ltd. and the Redwood Group, a team of logistics real estate professionals. 

Source: DB Mobility Logistics AG