Panalpina opens Ahmedabad branch

Apr 15, 2011

Panalpina expands into northwestern India by opening an office in Ahmedabad, Gujarat.

Today Panalpina has opened a new branch office in the city of Ahmedabad. As the largest inland industrial center in India Ahmedabad plays a strategic role in the company’s ongoing global growth strategy. Panalpina India has been serving the customers in the Gujarat State through its agent network in Ahmedabad and supported by its office in Mumbai for several years. This investment confirms Panalpina’s commitment towards growth in India and to providing exemplary service to customers doing business in and out of India’s northwestern state of Gujarat.

“With the new office we are continuing to expand our reach in India and to explore opportunities made possible by moving inland. Staying close to our customers allows us to strengthen our service offering and enhance our market position,” said Rene Wernli, Managing Director Panalpina India.

Panalpina’s strength is its global network with unique product offerings for various industry groups in terms of supply chain and logistics solutions. Ahmedabad’s fast growing apparel, chemical and pharmaceutical companies will now have the local presence of a reliable global player providing solutions specifically designed for their industries.

“From the new premises, located in the heart of Ahmedabad city, Panalpina will focus on providing international sea and air freight services. In addition, it will offer specialized solutions to support the development of key industries such as the oil and gas, healthcare, chemicals, automotive and industrial goods sectors in Gujarat State,” said Sandeep Choudhary, Head of Marketing and Sales, Panalpina India.

Panalpina has invested in very knowledgeable employees with significant supply chain and logistics management experience which is a rare commodity in this market.

Launched in 1986, Panalpina India is headquartered in Gurgaon, Haryana and now has a workforce of more than 350 employees located in 12 offices throughout the country. Panalpina India has business units covering the four major districts of northeast, west, southwest and southern India.

About Panalpina

The Panalpina Group is one of the world's leading providers of supply chain solutions. The company combines its core products of Air Freight, Ocean Freight, and Logistics to deliver globally integrated, tailor-made end-to-end solutions. Drawing on in-depth industry know-how and customized IT systems, Panalpina manages the needs of its customers' supply chains, no matter how demanding they might be. Energy Solutions is a specialized service for the energy and capital projects sector. The Panalpina Group operates a global network with some 500 offices in more than 75 countries, and it works with partner companies in a further 90 countries. Panalpina employs 15,000 people worldwide who deliver a comprehensive service to the highest quality standards – wherever and whenever.