Origins and Parent Company

The Kinki Nippon Railway Company, Ltd. was founded in 1910 and has since grown into the largest private railway company in Japan.? It later became known by the Japanese acronym “Kintetsu”.? Today, the Kintetsu group consists of over 170 affiliated companies, with products and services spanning six continents.

The Kintetsu Group ranks in the Global Fortune 500 with total revenues exceeding USD $10 Billion.? Its broad portfolio of companies employs 62,800 professionals in the various industries including rail road, bus, taxi/rental car, truck/air cargo, ocean cargo, travel, hotels, department stores, restaurants, recreation, car dealers, real estate and manufacturing.

As a member of the Kintetsu group, Kintetsu World Express, Inc. began freight forwarding operations in 1948.? Today, 62 corporations provide services in 31 countries, 203 cities from 333 locations.

Our global network spans Asia, Australia, Europe, Africa and the Americas, employing over 9,700 persons worldwide.? KWE owns and operates 187 logistics facilities with a total space capacity of ?more than 11?million sq.ft.? KWE provides total logistics and distribution services across the globe including, but not limited to:

  • International Air Forwarding (including oversized cargo and HAZMAT)
  • Ocean Freight Forwarding (FMC and NVOCC)
  • Third Party Logistics Services
  • Customs Brokerage
  • Surface Logistics (LTL, FTL, Specialized equipment, Expedited Service)
  • Warehousing and Distribution
  • Specialized Services
  • Project Cargo
  • Charter Services


KWE Canada

Since 1972,?KWE Canada has been building a strong network utilizing both our domestic services with our global infrastructure. KWE Canada provides comprehensive one-stop logistic?solutions that incorporate airfreight, sea?freight, customs brokerage, ground transportation?and a full-range of ?3PL/4PL services.?Our expertise has provided solutions for industries such as:

  • Aerospace
  • Automotive and related products
  • Agriculture products
  • Electronic
  • Healthcare
  • Machinery & construction equipment
  • Perishable
  • Textiles
  • And many more industries.


Some KWE Canada’s specialty services include:

  • Charter Service
  • Project Cargo
  • AOG
  • P.O. Management
  • White Glove delivery service
  • Capital Equipment delivery & placement

KWE Canada is a PIP member and a validated C-TPAT global freight forwarder. ?Additionally, KWE Canada is approved for the Air Cargo Security Program.







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