Yamato Transport

Yamato Transport Co., Ltd.
Native name
Public KK (TYO: 9064; listing is as Yamato Holdings)
Industry Courier
Founded 1919
Headquarters Ginza, Chūō, Tokyo, Japan
Key people
Makoto Kigawa, Chairman
Masaki Yamauchi, President
Revenue Increase JP¥ 1,225,974 million (FY 2007)
Increase JP¥ 35,353 million (FY 2007)
Number of employees
169,836 (2008)
Website www.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 Japan's largest door-to-door delivery service companies with market share of 41%,[1] competing closely with Sagawa Express and Nippon Express. Their head office is located in Ginza, Tokyo.

The company's logo is a yellow oval with a black mother 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 (Kuro Neko) 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]



  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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