03/05/2021: AirRoad announces new partnership with leading Japanese 3PL supplier – Senko Group

Senko recognises value in AirRoad’s premium Australian distribution services

Lidcombe, May 3 2021: The AirRoad Board of Directors is pleased to announce that Senko Group Holdings Co. Ltd, a leading Japanese logistics company, has acquired a majority shareholding in AirRoad Pty Ltd.

AirRoad has an established reputation in Australia as a leading provider of premium services in national road express, specialised transportation and supply chain services. The AirRoad capability, which has been carefully developed over more than 30 years, services primarily a blue-chip base of large multinational clients. Importantly for the AirRoad and Senko partnership, AirRoad’s national distribution footprint and outstanding service performance with time-critical deliveries will continue to be highly valued in the growing Australian market.

For current AirRoad clients, there will be benefits in working with Senko to strategically develop a more efficient warehouse and depot footprint in Australia. The Senko partnership will also bring additional benefits in relation to logistics services due to Senko’s wealth of knowledge and capability in this field and the use of world-leading technology.

Senko is a well-recognised leader in Japan with an established capability in Australia

Senko (Senko Group Holdings Co. Ltd) is a Japanese public company established in 1916 and listed on the Tokyo Stock Exchange. The group has a current market capital value of ¥ 125 billion (approximately AUD 1.7 billion). Senko has actively expanded its international business operations to include logistics services, logistics consulting & information systems, trading & commerce in logistics-related materials and living support services. Senko group has 130 affiliated or subsidiary affiliated companies with over 18,000 employees worldwide.

Senko Logistics Australia was established in 2010 and has been providing logistics and freight forwarding services to several business sectors in Australia. In addition, as the leading housing industry logistics company in Japan, Senko has been supporting Japan’s leading homebuilders to expand their business in Australia.

The AirRoad and Senko partnership brings exciting growth opportunities

By partnering with AirRoad, Senko will expand its 3PL business, combining AirRoad’s high-quality distribution service and Senko’s warehousing and logistics capability. Existing AirRoad logistics customers will benefit from the larger organisation and through the provision of higher quality, efficient and effective logistics services with the added value of Senko’s global logistics networks.

Together, the businesses have exciting growth opportunities in new market sectors, for example in the cold-chain business, by establishing long distance chilled/frozen products transport as well as area delivery. These developments will be underpinned by Senko’s innovative world-leading technology which includes advanced robotics.