Kansai Electric Installs Delivery Lockers at Power Poles

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Seika, Kyoto Pref., Nov. 1 (Jiji Press)--Kansai Electric Power Co. <9503> said Thursday that it has installed delivery lockers at power poles in Seika, a town in Kyoto Prefecture, western Japan, to assess demand for such a service.

It is the first time in Japan that power poles have been used for delivery lockers.

The utility company intends to hear from users and examine the convenience of such lockers to consider whether to fully launch the service. The trial service will continue until March 15, 2019.

Kansai Electric collaborated with Tokyo-based major delivery locker maker Fulltime System Co., the town government of Seika and delivery service firms Yamato Transport Co., Sagawa Express Co. and Japan Post Co.

Delivery lockers were installed at three power poles on the sidewalk facing condominiums and within the grounds of the buildings. Some 30 families living in three condominium buildings in the town can use the service.

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