Yusen Logistics Co., Ltd. (President: Hiromitsu Kuramoto) will be opening a representative office in Johannesburg, South Africa, in October 2013.
Supported by abundant natural resources, South Africa has been enjoying thriving economic growth. With its concentration of auto industry-related companies, firstly the automotive, manufacturing and energy industries, including renewable energy, are also expected to expand in the future.
An increasing number of companies are positioning South Africa as their base for those countries with growth potential in Sub-Saharan Africa, and South Africa’s importance in the region is growing.
Our representative office in Johannesburg will research the market and logistics infrastructure for the entire area of Sub-Saharan Africa, in addition to increasing its support of the existing businesses currently handled by our agencies, thereby aiming to build a framework to address the needs of our customers in countries in Sub-Saharan Africa.