Tosoh Logistics to Establish Largest Integrated Logistics Center for Chemical Products in Western Japan

Tokyo, Japan— Tosoh Logistics Corporation, a Tosoh Group company in Shunan City, Yamaguchi Prefecture, will construct a specialized chemical logistics warehouse featuring freezing, cooling, and heating capabilities in Shunan’s harbor district. The tentatively named Rinkai Logistics Center No. 2 will be the largest integrated logistics warehouse for chemical products in western Japan. It is part of Tosoh’s infrastructure upgrades to handle increased volume as the company boosts its production capacities to meet heightened medium- and long-term demand.

The new facility will be the company’s third large-scale logistics warehouse in the Shunan area, after the Rinkai Refrigerated Warehouse—which has the most powerful freezing capacity in the country—and the Rinkai Logistics Center.

The new Tosoh Logistics warehouse will offer ambient temperature warehousing, and deep freezing, freezing, refrigerating, and heating storage capabilities, and mobile racks. Covering a broad temperature range, it will be the largest integrated logistics warehouse for chemical products in western Japan. Like the Rinkai Refrigerated Warehouse, the new facility will utilize the latest in energy-efficient natural refrigeration employing ammonia and CO2 as refrigerants. A rampway will enable direct access to the second of the facility’s three floors, greatly enhancing work efficiency by reducing wait times for trucks.

The Tosoh Group is responding to increasingly sophisticated and diverse logistics needs by fortifying its global supply chain, boosting efficiencies in its logistics functions, and promoting its development of environmentally friendly operations. Tosoh is therefore contributing to the realization of a sustainable society, particularly through its consideration of environmental preservation such as the mitigation of global warming.

Tosoh Logistics Center B

Artist conception of the completed logistics center


Overview of new logistics center

Name (tentative)
: Rinkai Logistics Center No. 2(¥)
Location : Rinkaicho, Shunan City, Yamaguchi Prefecture (harbor district)
No. of floors : Three, with rampway to second floor
Construction area : 11,440m2
Floor area : 25,660m2
: Capacity approx. 22,100 metric tons
   : Warehouses with ambient temperature (with mobile racks), and deep freezing, freezing, refrigerating,  and heating capabilities (with mobile racks)*
: Construction starts in January 2019 and is scheduled for completion in December 2019. The facility is scheduled to open for operation in January 2020.

*The deep freezing, freezing, and refrigerating facilities are each equipped with the latest energy-saving natural refrigeration units using ammonia and CO2 as refrigerants. Combustible products as flammable solids and liquids and synthetic resins can be stored.

Tosoh Logistics Corporation

:  July 1951
Location : Shunan City, Yamaguchi Prefecture 
: Three, with rampway to second floor
Construction area : ¥1.2 billion (wholly-owned subsidiary)
Business : Transportation, cargo handling, warehousing, insurance




Tosoh is the parent of the Tosoh Group, which comprises over 100 companies worldwide and a multiethnic workforce of over 12,000 people and generated net sales of ¥822.9 billion (US$7.4 billion at the average rate of ¥110.85 to the US dollar) in fiscal 2018, ended March 31, 2018.


Tosoh is one of the largest chlor-alkali manufacturers in Asia. The company supplies the plastic resins and an array of the basic chemicals that support modern life. Tosoh’s petrochemical operations supply ethylene, polyethylene, and functional polymers, while its advanced materials business serves the global semiconductor, display, and solar industries. Tosoh has also pioneered sophisticated bioscience systems that are used for the monitoring of life-threatening diseases. In addition, Tosoh demonstrates its commitment to a sustainable future in part by manufacturing a variety of eco-products.

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Gina Lau
International Public Relations
Tosoh Corporation

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