[WCSA – Wowtimes - Almanac Events & Achievements 2023] Highlights during 104 years of development of Yamato Transport, one of the largest delivery service companies in Japan (1919)


(wcsa.world) The Yamato Transport Company, Ltd. is one of Japan's largest door-to-door delivery service companies, with a market share of 41%, competing closely with Sagawa Express and Nippon Express. Their head office is in Ginza, Tokyo.

The company's logo is a yellow oval with a black cat carrying her kitten in her mouth, symbolizing the company's promise that they take care of items entrusted to them as though the items were their own family.



Yamato has grown to approximately 200,000 employees and over 7,000 business facilities worldwide. By applying time-tested know-how, YAMATO provides total supply chain and logistical solutions by maximizing transport speed while still maintaining its high quality of service.



(Wowtimes)Yamato’s history andachievements

  • 1919: Koshin Kogura formed Yamato in the Chuo ward of Tokyo.
  • 1923: Yamato expanded its range of delivery to the adjacent city of Yokohama; the company is contracted to deliver purchases for Tokyo's most prestigious department store.
  • 1929: Yamato Transport Co. Ltd. was incorporated.
  • 1949: Yamato obtained a listing on the Tokyo Stock Exchange.
  • 1952: The company established an overseas freight service from Haneda Airport.
  • 1957: Yamato began using its cat logo.



  • 1960: Yamato began handling freight to New York, in conjunction with Japan Airlines and other airlines.
  • 1969: The company computerized all of its operations.
  • 1971: Yamato opened a representative office in New York.
  • 1976: Yamato's Takkyubin service is introduced.
  • 1981: Yamato partnered with UPS to provide worldwide delivery services.
  • 1986: Yamato introduced its collection service.
  • 1996: The company established a logistics unit to help companies with their distribution.
  • 1998: Yamato created an online mall for retailers who need shipping services.
  • 1999: Yamato formed an alliance with a Taiwanese company to provide courier service to Taiwanese consumers.



  • 2000: The company spun off its logistics unit, forming a new subsidiary.
  • 2001: Yamato began courier service in Taiwan.
  • 2005: Yamato Transport Co., Ltd. renamed "Yamato Holdings Co., Ltd." with the transition to a pure holding company structure
  • 2012: Started total distribution support service for medical equipment manufacturers
  • 2019: Celebrated Yamato Group's 100th anniversary

According to Wikipedia/ yamato

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