May 30, 2017
Yamato Holdings Co., Ltd.

Six Yamato Group Companies Acquire International Standard PAS 1018 Certification for Refrigerated Parcel Delivery Services

Yamato Holdings Co., Ltd. announced that six of its subsidiaries, including Yamato Transport Co., Ltd. (Chuo Ward, Tokyo; President: Yutaka Nagao), acquired PAS 1018:2017 (hereafter “PAS 1018”*) certification, an international standard for refrigerated parcel delivery services.

*PAS 1018:
This is an international standard for refrigerated parcel delivery services offering transport with an intermediate transfer. Focusing on temperature control of compartment such as the refrigerated compartments of vehicles, it stipulates requisites for transfers during transport. It was issued on February 28, 2017, with the participation of Yamato Holdings and other refrigerated delivery service providers in Japan as well as overseas industry organizations.

1. Purpose of Certification

Due to global economic growth and e-commerce market expansion, demand for refrigerated delivery services is on the rise not only in Japan but all over the world. In order to reassure our customers in countries covered by our Cool TA-Q-BIN service and enhance our service quality in objective terms, we underwent review by a third-party organization and acquired PAS 1018 certification.

2. Overview

The following is an overview and list of group companies certified.

Certified Organizations
  • Yamato Transport Co., Ltd.
  • Okinawa Yamato Transport Co., Ltd.
  • Yamato (China) Transport Co., Ltd.
  • Yamato Logistics (HK) Ltd.
  • Yamato Transport (S) Pte. Ltd.
  • Yamato Transport (M) Sdn. Bhd.
Certification Number TCDS 660200
Scope of Certification Cool TA-Q-BIN, International Cool TA-Q-BIN
Certifying Authority BSI Group Japan K.K.**
Date of Certification May 14, 2017

3. Future Efforts

As the Yamato group expands its Cool TA-Q-BIN service in Asia, it is also proactively enhancing its refrigerated delivery service quality in each region. With the PAS 1018 certification, we will not only maintain a high level of service quality and provide services that customers can use with confidence but also contribute to making the refrigerated parcel delivery service market in all countries, especially those in Asia, larger and safer by encouraging other logistics companies to get certified.

4. PAS 1018 Certification Ceremony

A PAS 1018 certification ceremony was held on May 29.

From left: BSI Japan President Taibun Igarashi, Yamato Transport President Yutaka Nagao

From left: BSI Japan President Taibun Igarashi, Yamato Transport President Yutaka Nagao

5. About BSI Group Japan

BSI Group Japan is a BSI affiliate established in Japan in 1999. It offers a wide range of standards-related services, primarily through the provision of its certification services and training courses for management systems and medical equipment. This industry-leading assessment body provides the widest range of standards certification services from amongst the over 60 assessment bodies registered in Japan in terms of management system certification services, and has awarded more standards certificates than any other organization in Japan.

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