Vinod Anand, MD

Akanksha Global Lo­gis­tics Pvt. Ltd. (Formerly Known as Akanksha En­ter­prises)

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Akanksha Global Lo­gis­tics Pvt. Ltd. (Formerly Known as Akanksha En­ter­prises)

When the go­ing gets tough, the tough doesn’t get go­ing! Fur­ther when de­ter­mi­na­tion is firm and hard work sea­soned, the road to suc­cess is robot­i­cally paved. The state­ment well cor­rob­o­rates the suc­cess saga of Vinod Anand, the man be­hind the found­ing of Akanksha En­ter­prises in 1987. With a mea­ger ground­work in­vest­ment, he dared to dream big. Over the years, a di­ver­si­fied port­fo­lio of prod­ucts and ser­vices has marked the iden­tity of the group. The ISO 9001: 2008, CHA, FFI, and DACAAI cer­ti­fied firm, head­quar­tered in Delhi, has a pan In­dia and in­ter­na­tional op­er­a­tional pres­ence with branch of­fices/ rep­re­sen­ta­tive in all In­dian metro cities. “We are ranked nu­mero uno in our seg­ment. For 10 con­sec­u­tive years, we have been a lead­ing cus­tom clear­ance agent of med­i­cal prod­ucts. Our USP is our in-depth knowl­edge of the in­dus­try, which fa­cil­i­tates smooth func­tion­ing. Ef­fi­ciency, timely de­liv­ery with 1-2 days of clear­ance time, and value for money has helped us gar­ner the trust of a huge client base. We have been hon­ored with sev­eral awards over the years,” says the mag­netic Mr. Vinod Anand, Founder and Manag­ing Direc­tor.

Prod­ucts/Projects/ Ser­vices

• Cus­tom clear­ance, sea and air freight for­ward­ing (80% sur­gi­cal equip­ments and 20% rest)

• Ware­hous­ing

• Med­i­cal Tourism in Gulf coun­tries un­der the sis­ter com­pany Trade Bridge In­dia Pvt. Ltd. Akanksha En­ter­prises has been con­verted into a pri­vate limited com­pany as Akanksha Global Lo­gis­tics Pvt. Ltd. re­cently. An Honors Science grad­u­ate, LLB, and an MBA, the charis­matic Mr. Vinod Anand has trans­formed chal­lenges and op­por­tu­ni­ties into suc­cess. A pe­tite Rs. 80,000 in­vested ini­tially is han­dling Rs. 450 crores worth of goods to­day. “We are head­quar­tered in Delhi. Our of­fice space is spread over an area of 2200 sqft. We have branch of­fices in Mum­bai, Chen­nai, Kolkata, and Ban­ga­lore,” ut­ters the suave Mr. Pra­teek Anand, Direc­tor.

Awards

• Best CHA In­dia 2016 by In­dia Cargo and Civil Avi­a­tion

• Among Top 20 En­trepreneurs in In­dia 2015 by Par­vaz Me­dia Group

• B.R. Ambed­kar Award – 125th An­niver­sary 2015 by Ram­das Athawale (Ra­jya Sabha MP)

• Ra­jiv Gandhi Global Ex­cel­lence Award 2014 and the list goes on…

• Min­istry of Civil Avi­a­tion, Govt. of In­dia. Akanksha En­ter­prises boasts of a rich

client port­fo­lio. Few of the clients in­clude Medanta, Apollo, Es­corts, Max Hospi­tals, B.L. Kapoor, RML, GB pant, DMC, Dr. Lal Path­labs, For­tis, VIGON, Span Health­care, and the list goes on. In­ter­na­tion­ally, Akanksha Global Lo­gis­tics has a marked op­er­a­tional pres­ence at Canada, New York, and other re­gions. “We have a fleet of three de­liv­ery vans and trucks. Our state-of-the-art ware­house in Mahipalpur is spread over an area of 2000 sqft. Cur­rently, we are work­ing on a 500-bed­ded Gam­bia project,” says a can­did Mr. Pra­teek Anand, Direc­tor.

Hall­marks

• ISO 9001: 2008, CHA, FFI, DACAAI cer­ti­fi­ca­tions

• Pan-In­dia op­er­a­tions and in­ter­na­tional reach

• 100% re­ten­tion of clients for sev­eral years

• Team strength of 45 peo­ple; 95% re­ten­tion. “Our strength is our team. We pro­vide var­i­ous perks to our staff such as bonus, in­sur­ance to field em­ploy­ees, ex­cur­sion trips, and more. Be­sides, we pro­vide 10% growth ap­praisal. We also de­clare STAFF OF THE YEAR AWARD each year in or­der to en­cour­age com­pet­i­tive­ness and en­cour­age­ment for out­stand­ing per­for­mance by the staff. At­trac­tive cash in­cen­tives are given to the awardees. The cri­te­rion of choos­ing em­ploy­ees is un­com­pli­cated,” ut­ters the mag­netic Mr. Yash­pal Go­sai, Direc­tor. Mr. Vinod Anand rec­om­mends upgra­da­tion of soft­ware sys­tem of Air­ports Author­ity of In­dia and grieves against the rate of duty for clients in the lo­gis­tics seg­ment. He nur­tures hope upon im­ple­men­ta­tion of GST, which he feels will be ben­e­fi­cial to the econ­omy as a whole. As part of cor­po­rate so­cial re­spon­si­bil­ity, the group is as­so­ci­ated with Ma­havir Singh Me­mo­rial Trust, an NGO that pro­vides ba­sic school­ing and med­i­cal (dis­pen­sary) fa­cil­i­ties to the poor at Vaishali and Darb­hanga in Bi­har. The dy­namic pro­mot­ers are all geared up to start a self im­ports di­vi­sion, open an abroad of­fice for lo­gis­tics at Dubai and look for­ward to­wards wit­ness­ing a growth of 25% in an­nual turnover by 2020. The ebul­lient Mr. Vinod Anand winds up with a mes­sage for the read­ers – “The mar­ket in any seg­ment is wide. But knowl­edge is the key to suc­cess. The more knowl­edge one gains, bet­ter is the growth prospect. Be­sides, hard work and de­ter­mi­na­tion are the step­ping stones to suc­cess and a bright fu­ture.”

Vinod Anand, (Sit­ting) Manag­ing Direc­tor with Pra­teek Anand, Direc­tor

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