Basel, October 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.

The Panalpina Group

The Panalpina Group is one of the world's leading providers of supply chain solutions, combining intercontinental Air and Ocean Freight with comprehensive Value-Added Logistics Services and Supply Chain Services. Thanks to its in-depth industry know-how and customized IT systems, Panalpina provides globally integrated end-to-end solutions tailored to its customers' supply chain management needs. The Panalpina Group operates a global network with some 500 branches in more than 80 countries. In a further 80 countries, it cooperates closely with partner companies. Panalpina employs approximately 15,000 people worldwide.

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.

www.panalpina.com


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