Kintetsu World Express, Inc. is a Japan based company, headquartered in Tokyo. Established in 1948 an spun off from Kinki Nippon Railway Co., Ltd., KWE has developed to one of the world’s leading logistics provider and achieved excellent reputation in terms of service and reliability. The global network of KWE consists of 308 locations in 194 cities in 32 countries.
In 1997, Kintetsu World Express opened its subsidiary in Switzerland. The business locations are in Bassersdorf (Zurich Airport) and Geneva Airport. Since then, KWE Switzerland has developed to a powerful partner for Air- and Ocean Freight Services.
In January 2008, KWE Bassersdorf opened its own Service Terminal. Since May 2009, KWE is feeding their own Gateway HUB in Frankfurt for the majority of their consolidated weekend shipments. The goods always remain under careful KWE custody and usually reaching the destination on Sunday evening. Beginning of 2010, KWE Switzerland invented the “green smiley” service, while a partnership with “myclimate” has been started. This allows the customers to offset the CO2 emission, caused by the airfreight. Since mid of July 2010, KWE Switzerland went online with its own homepage. Up to yet, it is the company’s only country specific website in Europe. It doesn’t only provide a wide variety of contents, but also many interactive tools.
KWE’s service is highly appreciated among the Swiss Customers, whereby Air- and Ocean Services to and from the Far East are real winners. Strong focus is also on the routes to and from the Americas and more and more the Middle East and Africa.
KWE Switzerland handles a yearly volume of 15‘000 shipments of around 8'000 tons. Main commodities are industrial machinery and their spare parts, precision instruments, tools, electrical appliances and medical equipment. Additionally, temperature controlled medicals and Swiss chocolates are in safe hands at KWE.
China plays a very important role in the KWE’s global development strategy. In the meanwhile, KWE offers more than 100 business locations and logistics facilities in China. Renowned Swiss industrial customers belong to our clientele and trust our knowledge and experience in the huge China market.
As a logistics service provider, Kintetsu is well aware of the importance to provide a top quality service. This is why a highly motivated and well trained team of professionals are taking good care of the high demanding customers.
It is worthwhile to be a customer of KWE!