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Sagawa Express

Sagawa Express

Parent Company: SG Holdings Co Ltd

Brand value: $1,879 million

Headquarter city: Kyoto

Industry: Logistics

Year formed: 1957

Sagawa Express is a major transportation company in Japan. The company was founded by Kiyoshi Sagawa in 1957, and delivered its first package to Osaka from Kyoto, where the company is still based. Sagawa Express competes with other major logistics companies such as Yamato Transport and Nippon Express, and boasts a client list that includes Amway, Amazon.co.jp, Softbank BB, Yamada Denki, Culture Convenience Club (Tsutaya), Keyence, Sony Style, Askul, and Digital Media Mart. The company hopes to imbue its operations with the "spirit of Edo-era foot messengers,” offering service that is swift, personal, and reliable. In recent years the company has branched out into providing integrated, innovative logistics solutions for clients in addition to its core delivery business. The company has more than 54,000 employees and 26,000 authorized vehicles in service. Its parent company SG Holdings Co is listed on the Tokyo Stock Exchange.