Joloda Hydraroll Ltd., material handling expert and leading provider of loading and unloading solutions, announced today the opening of its new office in Kyoto, Japan. The move is designed to strengthen customer service and support for existing blue-chip customers in Japan, while underlining the intention for growth in the Japanese market.
The Joloda Hydraroll brand has established a strong presence in Japan via its distributor network in the past 45 years. The most prominent loading and unloading solution is the skate and track system, which is synonymous in Japan with the name ‘Joloda’.
Joe Banerjee, a member of the Joloda family for more than 30 years, has been appointed General Manager of Joloda Japan K.K. He will play a key role in meeting the company’s growth goals in Japan and raising awareness for automated loading systems in automotive, FMCG, and packaging industries.
The logistics industry in Japan is facing a significant challenge as new legislation comes into effect, dubbed the ‘2024 bug’. The law limits truck drivers to a total of 960 hours of overtime during one calendar year, which represents a major reduction.
In addition to the pressure placed on logistics companies from a spiked demand for home deliveries, industry researchers and consultants predict the regulations could exacerbate the driver shortage further, with truck drivers resigning as a result of depressed wages. To prepare, companies are being encouraged to proactively adopt new labour-saving and time-saving technologies.
With the opening of its new office in Japan, Joloda Hydraroll is well-positioned to provide a high level of customer service and support, helping to ensure the logistics industry in Japan continues to meet the growing demand for transportation of goods.
Wouter Satijn, Sales Director at Joloda Hydraroll, comments: “We are committed to helping logistics companies worldwide improve their operational processes, and we recognise the importance of strengthening our global presence to achieve this. For companies in Japan affected by the new legislation, our automated systems can help speed up the loading and unloading process, reduce driver waiting times, and improve the efficiency of each journey. Opening our commercial office in Japan enables us to strengthen our commitment to both new and existing customers during this challenging time.”
Joloda Hydraroll continues to expand its global footprint, ensuring that it can provide the best service to its clients worldwide. Including its distributor network, Joloda Hydraroll is now present in more than 30 countries worldwide. The launch of Joloda Japan K.K. follows the opening of Joloda Hydraroll SAS in France in 2022.
At Joloda Hydraroll, we’re more than ‘off-the-shelf.’ We automate and innovate, making manual solutions more effective. As global leaders in loading solutions, no problem is too great – we want to bring ease, efficiency, and safety to the movement of goods. To take the strain out of warehousing and logistics, we offer the ideal solutions to overcome any existing loading challenges, regardless of shape and size. We’re here to lighten loads, no matter what. And we’ll be by your side every step of the way.