Facility support in tender process

April 6, 2016 2697


Nippon Express is a worldwide leader in logistics services. Its head office is based in Tokyo, Japan. The company was established in 1937 in line with the Nippon Tsu-un Kaisha Law as a semi-government transportation service. Nippon Express annual revenues exceed $14 billion USD. Nippon Express has a strong global network that spans over 80 countries, with company direct operations in 33 nations.

As part of a tender of one of its key accounts, Nippon Express needed help in the definition of the building specifications for a large scale (> 80.000 m2) distribution centre. Nippon Express needed these specs in order to receive comparable costs information on the rental costs for this logistics facility as part of their offer to their key account.

Based on the available input on the logistics operation Groenewout assessed and discussed the relevant building specs, the building related installations specs and the infrastructural specs. The Program of Requirements was written within a total lead time of one week.
Additional Groenewout provided an investment estimate and related rental price calculation base on the Program of Requirements.


  • Groenewout was able to provide the Program of Requirements within one week lead time
  • All relevant technical information for a proper rental costs calculation was included in the Program of Requirements
  • Nippon Express received comparable offers from real estate developers


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50 years of experience

Consulting firm with over 50 years of experience.

European database

Availability of a European logistics database with benchmark figures on transportation and warehouse costs.

Network design

Full scope expertise on network design, as well as warehouse design (conceptual layout, logistics - and storage equipment) and logistics building design (engineering and investment calculations).

Implementation support

Ability to support implementation of new logistics concepts (70% of Groenewout revenue is with existing customers in follow-up/implementation projects.

Extensive knowledge

Extensive operational knowledge, hands-on, pragmatic and bottom-up approach.

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