Nissui Logistics Corporation, the first to test the NewTon system in 2008, employs it at expanded Osaka-Maishima Logistics Center.
Nissui's Osaka-Maishima Logistics Center. The original facility is at left and the new building is at right. Photo by Nissui
Tokyo-based Nissui Logistics Corporation, the first company to test Mayekawa's NewTon NH3/CO2 system in Japan in 2008, is once again employing the system at a new, second building at its Osaka-Maishima Logistics Center, located in Osaka, Japan.
The new building opened March 26, Nissui Logistics said in a statement. The site’s adjacent, original building, which opened in April 2016, also uses the NewTon.
Osaka-Maishima Logistics Center serves as the storage and distribution base for imported food and seafood products. "With the increase in cargo coming into Hanshin Port (where the center is located) in recent years, storage space was getting tight," the statement said.
The five-story facility has a total floor area of about 16,338m2 (175,860ft2). With the expansion, it is now the largest of the company's 17 distribution centers in Japan.
Founded in April 2007, Nissui Logistics is the distribution subsidiary of Japan's Nippon Suisan Kaisha (also known as Nissui Group), a multinational conglomerate of seafood products as well as chemical and logistics businesses.