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.

Cargo Talk - - Lsptalk - Oliver Bohm

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.

CEO Schenker India

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