Osaka, January 12 - Weiss Röhlig, a leading provider of logistics services, has acquired a JHB Express in Japan, as the international joint-venture company continues to expand its presence in Asia. JHB Express is an international logistics company specializing in sea and air freight, based in Osaka.

‘The acquisition will strengthen our presence in the Japan market, complementing our existing operations in Tokyo. In addition we will be able to strengthen our intra-Asia capabilities, which will be a significant benefit for our major trading partners in the US,” said Joe Lässer, Director Air and Sea for Gebrüder Weiss.

Weiss Röhlig’s services in Japan include daily shipments to all major cargo hubs in Asia. As part of the acquisition Weiss Röhlig will also take on the importation cargo certificates such as IATA and the Japanese Consolidation License.

The previous owner of JHB, Hikoiku Yoshikawa, will become vice-chairman of Weiss Röhlig Japan of Weiss Röhlig in Japan, to ensure continuity during the integration process.

Weiss Röhlig has a global network with more than 6,000 employees and 153 branches in 43 countries. In Asia, the joint venture of Gebrüder Weiss and Röhlig & Co. Holding is represented at a total of 37 locations in seven countries.

The Gebrüder Weiss Group
The Gebrüder Weiss Group with its headquarters in Lauterach (Vorarlberg) has over 4,500 employees at 137 locations worldwide. The network includes branches, factories and sites in Austria, Germany, Switzerland, Italy, Hungary, the Czech Republic, Slovakia, Slovenia, Croatia, Bosnia-Herzegovina, Serbia, Romania, Bulgaria, Macedonia, Ukraine, the United Arab Emirates, India, the Peoples' Republic of China, Hong Kong, Singapore, Taiwan, Thailand, Japan, the USA and Canada. In the 2009 financial year, the logistics services provider achieved a net turnover of 830 million euros.

The Röhlig group
Röhlig is a Bremen-based transcontinental sea and airfreight forwarding company. With subsidiaries in Europe, Africa, America and in the Asian/Pacific region, Röhlig is present in 29 countries and employs a staff of more than 1850.

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