"Business Personality in Profile"

Mahendra Agarwal,


Hyderabad|India| Mahendra Agarwal serves as Managing Director, Chief Executive Officer and Director of Gati Ltd. Mr. Agarwal has pioneered the concept of express cargo movement in the country.

He has been associated with the transport and express cargo industry for about 30 years. He has pioneered the concept of express cargo movement in the country. He is known to be a turnaround specialist, with a vision towards institutionalizing the company and creating a world-class organization.He is an Engineering Graduate and Postgraduate in Business Management from USA.

Since inception in 1989, Gati has been a pioneer and a leader in express distribution. Gati has the widest network in India for supply chain management.The company aims to become a Rs.1000-crore debt-free company by 2009.

Gati is a pioneer and leader in the Express Distribution and Supply Chain Solutions in India. It was the revolutionary approach adopted by Gati that helped launch many path breaking initiatives in the logistics segment and many were the firsts for the Indian market.In a span of 19 years, Gati has consistently explored various ways to bring premium value to the customer.Always setting benchmarks in quality of service and customer satisfaction.Having started as a cargo management company in 1989,Gati has grown into an organisation with more than 3500 employees and a turnover of Rs.5755 million

Gati has over 4000 vehicles on road covering 603 out of 611 districts, mechantronic warehousing facilities of 1.5 million sq. ft. across all major cities thus offering truly word class single window solutions to the customers. Be it flexible point-to-point distribution solutions or complex end-to-end integrated logistics solutions or supply chain management, Gati does it all with great effectiveness and reliability, and enjoys the trust of a large customer base.

In 1996, Gati tied up with Indian Airlines to facilitate speedier delivery of shipment. This twelve-year relationship has now been further strengthened with the launch of the co-branded (Air India Gati ) air cargo and courier service. This lethal combination will demonstrate the value the customers can derive from the synergies of the two majors in air and surface networks.

Gati was the first to run the millenium parcel express train in October 2001 between Mumbai and Kolkata with 10 VPUs. Once again Gati has taken the initiative to run the parcel express train between KYN (Mumbai) and NGC (Guwahati). The parcel train is a classic example of PPP (Public Private Partnership).

The Gati advantage of seamless connectivity across air, road, ocean and rail has resulted in a plethora of offerings to the customer unmatched in the industry. Besides having a strong network in India, Gati has a strong market presence in the Asia Pacific region and SAARC countries. Today, Gati has offices in China, Singapore, Japan, Dubai, Hong Kong, Thailand, Nepal and Sri Lanka and have plans to foray into other markets.



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