Stepping up from up-and-running systems to new value-added stages. In today’s society, many things have been changing faster than expected. Customers ask for quicker responses to meeting their new needs. We at Astline are committed to further modernizing our distribution systems and also adding more values, with an innovative distribution concept in Japan and China, among other regions, to meet customers’ needs today and tomorrow.


Established in 1947, Astline Corporation started as a warehousing and transportation business centered on Wakayama and Southern Osaka. Ever since, we have used every endeavor possible to enhance our services as a comprehensive logistics provider that meet the needs of the times, which include custom clearance, intermodal transportation, domestic and overseas distribution processing, and trunk rooms, among others. Global expansion is our perspective and so we continue to march forward with Tokyo, Saitama and Osaka serving as our domestic sales hubs, while China and the ASEAN in the overseas. Of course, this would not have been possible without the loyal patronage of our customers. In this era that is witnessing a great change, we at Astline hope to make diligent efforts in an ongoing manner to evolve day by day through anticipating the needs of the times and become a reliable company that is desired by customers and employees alike.

Hiroki Kawabata, President


Company Name Astline Corporation
Headquarters address 4-37, Shinnakadori, Wakayama-city, 640-8376 Japan 
TEL 073-433-2278 
FAX 073-431-0388
Tokyo Branch 5F, Sumitomoseimei Nihonbashi Kodenmacho Bldg 11-9, Kodenmacho, Nihonbashi, Chuo-ku, Tokyo, 103-0001 Japan 
TEL 03-3667-5661 
FAX 03-3667-5661
Established March 27, 1947
President Hiroki Kawabata
Capital 19,950,000 yen
Sales 4.2 billion yen (as of March 2019)
No. of employees 299
Average workforce age 42
Bank reference MUFG Bank, Wakayama Branch
The Kiyo Bank, Central Branch
Mitsubishi UFJ Trust and Banking, Wakayama Branch
Affiliate company Ast Service Corporation
Astline(Qingdao)International Transport Co.,Ltd.
Astline(Qingdao)Storage Co.,Ltd.
Astline(Qingdao)International Transport, Co. Ltd. Shanghai Branch
Astline(Qingdao)Storage Co.,Ltd. Shanghai Branch
Business line Certified warehousing, bonded warehousing, MAFF-certified warehousing, temperature-controlled warehousing, customs clearance, trucking and related handling, marine transport agency, marine transport, air transport, nonlife insurance agency, real-estate rental and management, Trunk room
Office Arimoto Branch
Kishiwada Branch
Ishizu Branch
Sakai Branch
Okegawa Kano Branch
Okegawa Kurata Branch
Kazo Branch


March 1947: Kishu Kyodo Sangyo K.K. founded.
January 1949: Warehousing business started.
February 1950: Trucking business license obtained.
August 1951: Warehouse certificate issuing license obtained.
April 1952: MAFF-certified warehousing granted.
December 1964: Sakai Warehouse opened.
September 1969: Arimoto Warehouse opened.
September 1969: Temperature-controlled warehousing started.
December 1971: Bonded warehousing license obtained.
November 1975: Osaka Mercantile Exchange listed on.
December 1983: Kishiwada Branch opened.
February 1985:

Trucking and handling business license obtained.

March 1989: NVOCC with Indonesia started.
April 1990: Marine transport agency business started.
February 1991: Air transport agency business started.
May 1991: Marine transport business started.
July 1991: Company renamed to Astline Corporation.
March 1992: NVOCC with China started.
March 1992: Ast Service Corporation established.
July 1994: Customs clearance business license obtained.
July 1994: Tokyo Branch opened.
August 1994: Astine (Qingdao) International Transport Co., Ltd. established in Qingdao, China.
June 1999: Ishizu Branch opened.
March 2001: Trunk room Kuroda opened.
November 2001: Ishizu Product Inspection Center opened.
December 2001: Trunk room Daishin opened.
February 2004: Okegawa Kano Branch opened.
September 2004: Trunk room Nakanoshima opened.
June 2005: Astline (Qingdao) Storage Co., Ltd. established in Qingdao, China.
November 2005: Astline (Qingdao) Storage Co., Ltd. Shanghai Branch, established in Shanghai, China.
February 2010: New Headquarters Office completed.
June 2014: Kazo Branch opened.
June 2018: Astline (Qingdao) International Transport Co., Ltd. Shanghai Branch, established in Shanghai, China.
April 2019: Okegawa Kurata Branch opened.

Warehouse area

Ishizu Warehouse 8,316m²
(bonded storage area: 1,914m²)
Kazo Warehouse 4,950m²
Kishiwada Warehouse 5,860m²
Arimoto Warehouse 6,930m²
Okegawa Kano Warehouse 2,640m²
Okegawa Kurata Warehouse 7,095m²
Total warehouse area in Japan 35,791m²
Qingdao Warehouse 11,550m²
Shanghai Warehouse 9,900m²
Total warehouse area in China 21,450m²

Business tie-up partners are also available in Tokyo, Yokohama, Kanazawa, Nagoya, Kobe, Hiroshima, Fukuoka, Moji, Shimonoseki and the ASEAN region.