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■ May 1948 The Operation Bureau of Kinki Nippon Railway Co., Ltd. begins handling international freight and travel service.
■ Apr 1969 Kintetsu Air Freight Service Ltd. is established in Hong Kong.
■ May 1969 Kintetsu World Express (U.S.A.) Inc. Doing business as Kinki Nippon Tourist U.S.A Inc. is established in USA.
■ Jan 1970 The Airfreight Operation Dept. separates from Kinki Nippon Tourist Co., Ltd. to become independent as Kintetsu World Express, Inc. specializing in airfreights. Licensed for Utilized Airfreight Operation (forwarding service) the same month, the Company begins its original domestic forwarding service.
■ Jul 1994 The Company obtains the first ISO9002 certification (international standard for quality assurance) in Japan’s airfreight industry. (Second certification for the KWE Group after the June 1994 certification of KWE-Kintetsu World Express (S) PTE, Ltd. in Singapore.)
■ Sep 2001 The company obtained ISO14001 certificate (Tokyo Terminal)
■ May 2002 Listed on the Second Section of Tokyo Stock Exchange.
■ Sep 2003 Stock listing upgraded to the First Section of Tokyo Stock Exchange.
■ Oct 2012 Certified as an authorized customs broker under the Authorized Economic Operator (AEO) system by Tokyo Customs.
■ May 2015 Aquired all the shares of APL Logistics Ltd.