Itochu Corporation, a general trading and investment company based in Japan, has announced that it will partner with, and invest in, Gatik. Through this new co-operation, Itochu will help Gatik accelerate the deployment and scaling of its autonomous delivery network across North America. The partnership will likewise pair Gatik’s AV technology with Itochu’s automotive resources.

For Gatik, this new collaboration will work alongside its recent strategic partnerships to support the North American logistics landscape through the deployment of Freight-Only at scale. By working directly with companies like Itochu, Gatik is looking to address challenges currently facing the logistics sector, including heightened e-commerce demands, driver shortages, and rising operational costs.

Through these partnerships, Gatik is ultimately aiming to meet consumer expectations while alleviating the strain on traditional logistics infrastructure.