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TOKYO/BONN: March 27, 2019. In its centennial year, Japanese logistics provider Yamato has ordered 500 StreetScooter electric-powered delivery vehicles from Deutsche Post DHL (DPDHL) with chassis bodies assembled and installed by Japanese company Toprec.

As Japan’s leading domestic parcel delivery company carrying over 1.8 billion items in 2018, Yamato is the official logistics partner of the Olympic Games and the Paralympics in Tokyo in 2020.

StreetScooter YamatoWith the help of Yamato’s 'TA-Q-BIN' service, customers can send parcels, merchandise, cold chain items as well as bulky goods and luggage to nearly every address in Japan, including hotels and airports.

Yutaka Nagao, Representative director, president and executive officer of Yamato Transport commented: “While restructuring a sustainable last mile delivery network for TA-Q-BIN, it has been a big challenge for us to develop new delivery vehicles with the consideration of our employee’s point of view. This encounter with StreetScooter is truly exciting to us, and we’re looking forward to our first step towards a resolution through joint development.”

StreetScooter CEO Achim Kampker added: “We’re truly thrilled that Yamato has chosen our electric vehicles. It’s fresh validation that our vision of building customized, industry-specific vehicles is blossoming, this time on an international scale.”

Founded in 2010 by professors at RWTH Aachen University, the company manufactures its electric commercial vehicles in Aachen and Düren, Germany. It has been a subsidiary of DPDHL since 2014.

Pictured: StreetScooter CEO Achim Kampker and Yamato Transport Representative director, president and executive officer Yutaka Nagao.

 

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