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Continued growth in India: Panalpina opens Ludhiana branch

Oct 12, 2011

Panalpina continues to grow rapidly in India. Only two weeks after opening a branch in Jaipur, Rajasthan, the company has today opened another branch in Ludhiana, Punjab.

Ludhiana in north India is home to thousands of large and medium-sized companies and is one of India’s fastest growing textile cities. Indian and international companies in Ludhiana, Punjab, produce not only woolen goods, hosiery, knitwear and accessories, but also automobile components, bicycles and bicycle parts. “Fashion, Consumer and Retail and Automotive are three key industries for Panalpina,” says René Wernli, Managing Director, Panalpina India. “Our new branch in Ludhiana is therefore a logical next step in our growth strategy for India. We will always be where our customers need us.”

Panalpina, one of the world’s leading providers of supply chain solutions, offers its customers in Ludhiana a full portfolio of services including access to an extensive global air network and international ocean ports. The company also provides a strategic mix of logistics, warehousing and overland transportation solutions. “Our four offices in north India, our strong market position in air and ocean freight, our capability to offer tailored supply chain solutions and our extensive local knowledge make us a leading player in this strategic region,” says Rupesh Gupta, Head of North District, Panalpina India.

“Panalpina India is responding to high demand for a reliable service provider in north India,” says, Sandeep Choudhary, Area Head of Marketing and Sales, Panalpina India. Panalpina’s offices in north India are in Delhi, Kolkata, Jaipur and now Ludhiana. The branch in Jaipur, Rajasthan, was opened end of September. In April of this year, Panalpina had already opened a branch in Ahmedabad, Gujarat, in west India.

Launched in 1986, Panalpina India is headquartered in Gurgaon, Haryana and now has a workforce of more than 350 employees located in 14 offices throughout the country. Panalpina India has business units covering the four major districts of north, 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.