MBLI Key Facts & Company History

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MBK USA Holdings Inc.

Dallas, Texas

1992

Mr. Toshifumi Kurioka

 

 

Company History:

1992 - Bussan Logistics Inc. was established as a strategic U.S. based subsidiary of Mitsui & Co. Ltd. to operate and manage specialized fresh daily-to-store combined distribution centers in the U.S. for 7-Eleven, Inc. Bussan Logistic’s parent company, Mitsui & Co. Ltd. is a long-time global alliance partner of 7-Eleven, Inc.’s parent company, 7 & I Holdings of Tokyo, Japan. Mitsui & Co. Ltd. was able to leverage its significant experience in successfully operating similar fresh daily-to-store distribution centers for 7-Eleven stores in Japan. In order to highlight the connection to its parent company, Bussan Logistics, Inc. later changed its name to Mitsui Bussan Logistics, Inc. (MBLI).

1995 - A separate company, Mitsui Supply Systems, Inc. (“MSSI”), was created to provide customized demand chain management services exclusively to 7-Eleven, Inc. stores throughout the U.S. and Canada. Initially, MSSI handled only food packaging and supply item fulfillment and distribution, but eventually expanded its DCM services to cover a much broader range of products using more sophisticated DCM management tools and methods.

2000 – MSSI was merged into MBLI in order to capitalize on synergies and reduce the operating costs of both companies.

2012 & Beyond – MBLI embarks upon a strategic objective to expand its cost reducing DCM and logistics service offerings to a broader range of retailers and wholesale distributors.