Yamato Transport

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Yamato Transport Co., Ltd.
Native name
ヤマト運輸株式会社
Public (K.K)
Traded asTYO: 9064
IndustryCourier
Founded1919
HeadquartersGinza, Chūō, Tokyo, Japan
Key people
Makoto Kigawa, Chairman
Masaki Yamauchi, President
RevenueIncrease JP¥ 1,225,974 million (FY 2007)
Increase JP¥ 35,353 million (FY 2007)
Number of employees
171,888 (2018)
Websitewww.kuronekoyamato.co.jp

Yamato Transport Co., Ltd. (ヤマト運輸株式会社, Yamato Un'yu Kabushiki Kaisha, TYO: 9064; listing is as Yamato Holdings) is one of Japan's largest door-to-door delivery service companies, with a market share of 41%,[1] competing closely with Sagawa Express and Nippon Express. Their head office is in Ginza, Tokyo.

The company's logo is a yellow oval with a black cat carrying her kitten in her mouth, symbolizing the company's promise that they take care of items entrusted to them as though the items were their own family. The company is often colloquially referred to as 黒ねこ (Kuroneko) which means "black cat" in Japanese. The logo is as familiar in Japan as the Coca-Cola logo is in the United States. The logo was developed by founder Yasuomi Ogura[2]

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  1. ^ "Yamato Transport Co. Ltd." International Directory of Company Histories. 1992. Encyclopedia.com. 8 Oct. 2010 <http://www.encyclopedia.com>.
  2. ^ "Yamato Transport Europe BV". Retrieved July 12, 2014.

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