Providing frozen and refrigerated freight services, temperature-controlled distribution services for beverages and dairy products, and storage solutions centered in Kanagawa and covering all of Japan. Kyokurei: We put our customers first.
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Kyokurei was founded in 1964, and since then has grown through continuous innovation without once compromising our core principles. Our traditions and know-how were no accident; for over 50 years, we have accumulated a wealth of knowledge through our achievements that cannot be imitated by any other company. We utilize these invaluable resources to the fullest in all of our current and future operations.

1964 May
Kyokuyou Reizou KK founded at site of current Yamashita Distribution Center
First stage construction: construction of F-class 5,400 tons
Second stage construction: C3-class 1,900 ton expansion
Third stage construction: 5,000 ton ultracold storage expansion in response to request for change in storage temperature
1969 July Kanagawa Nichirei KK established in Kanagawa-ku, Yokohama following merger with Kanagawa Ice Plant (an ice producer) and other companies
Construction of malt grain silo (3,800 ton capacity) as part of business diversification activities
1976 March Kanagawa Nichirei KK Atsugi Factory (current Atsugi Distribution Center) completed
(5,000 tons refrigerated, later expanded to 10,400 tons)
1986 February
Name changed to Kyokurei KK
1991 June
Daikoku Pier office (35,030 tons) completed
1992 June Kanagawa Nichirei KK Nakai Refrigerated Distribution Center (current Nakai Distribution Center) completed
(12,000 tons refrigerated, later expanded to 24,700 tons) 
21,100 ton capacity expansion as part of Daikoku Pier office second stage construction Becomes largest capacity location in Japan at 56,130 tons
Malt grain silo demolished
2003 December
Obtained Customs Broker license from Yokohama Customs
2004 April
Merged with Kanagawa Nichirei KK
Number of distribution centers total 4 (Daikoku, Nakai, Yamashita, and Atsugi), capacity now totals 103,530 tons
2004 May
Analysis Center facility completed (actual operations started September 2005)
2008 June
Yamashita Distribution Center, first stage building operations (11,054 tons)
2010 April
Yamashita Distribution Center, second stage building operations (12,144 tons)
2014 May
Kyokurei is the 50th anniversary