India, an important market: Schenker
Among the larger transportation and logistics service providers in the world, DB Schenker is investing in intensive customer orientation and service quality in India. Oliver Bohm, CEO, Schenker India, shares more.
What are your expansion plans for India?
We are very ambitious about the Indian market, being one of the fastest growing economies, and many companies are making a beeline to invest and market their products in India. We want to expand to more geographies and penetrate deeper into the market by tapping on medium enterprises as well. We have begun working with customers in various industrial belts in India like Haridwar in Uttrakhand, Lucknow, Kanpur, Moradabad in Uttar Pradesh, Rajkot, Baroda in Gujarat.
We keep on opening our new offices from where we can serve our customers 24X7. Our main focus now is on tier II and tier III cities, where many of customers supplies to global OEMs in Europe, USA and other parts of the world.
We want to service our customers through our end-to-end supply chain solutions, not just a part of it. We have capabilities for freight solutions, contract logistics, distribution or value-added service; we want to fulfill all the requirements under one roof.
To realise this, we have invested a hefty amount in several of our largest warehouses in North, South and West regions acquiring capabilities for warehousing and distribution, making a total of 61 warehouses and 13 Schenker logistics centers. We are eyeing the e-commerce and SME segments in India, which are one of the fastest growing and in line with “Make in India” campaign of the government.
Freight corridors, structural and policy reforms like GST and technology will ensure growth is maintained
Do you see growth in the
India has opened itself to innovations in every aspect. Primarily driven by robust economic growth, domestic warehousing is expected to grow manifold.