In 1968, our previous representative, the now-departed Naomi Iwase, started this company as a sole proprietorship with a single used 2 ton truck, and eventually built it into the current Iwase Transportation, Inc. Looking back on those times, our predecessor gave the following account.
“After finishing our work for the day, all of our employees would gather to clean our workplace using brooms and dustpans, collecting the garbage into bags to be taken home. And finally, we would end things with a ceremony of respect to show our gratitude towards our customers before leaving the workplace. This was our regular custom. I would be the one to lead the efforts in cleaning and paying our respects, and whether day or night, would continue to throw myself into work, visit our customers every day without fail, and dedicated myself to expanding our business.”
And when our beliefs were put into words, expressed as “a thoughtful heart, to value our customers’ perspectives,” they became our corporate philosophy.