UNIQLO owners and Daifuku form partnership to enhance logistics services

Fast Retailing, the Japanese retailing company behind UNIQLO, and Daifuku have formed a strategic partnership aimed at establishing comprehensive logistics services over the medium to long term.

The Fast Retailing Group, which has set a target of ¥3 trillion in net sales, and Daifuku, a global retailing specialist,  have established a solid relationship of mutual trust established through the automation of Fast Retailing’s Ariake warehouse.

In an announcement, Fast Retailing said that each of the companies will utilise their respective wealth of knowledge and experience to reform and improve logistics systems.

The two companies will carefully evaluate the current status of distribution, and develop innovative and revolutionary logistics systems in order to deliver products to customers faster.

Projects include introduction of automation facilities in Japan and overseas, formation of a new team for planning and implementing a new logistics system to support the use of automation.