Blue Dart and DHL sweep awards at the 6th Express, Logistics & Supply Chain Conclave

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Once again it was time to bring out the bubbly with Blue Dart, South Asia’s premier number one express air and integrated transportation, distribution and logistics company and DHL, the world’s leading logistics company winning key awards at the 6th Express, Logistics & Supply Chain Conclave (ELSCC) held on 27th September 2012 at the Taj Land’s End, Mumbai. Blue Dart took home the honours in the categories of ‘Best Air Express Provider of the Year – Domestic’ (Blue Dart Express Ltd.), ‘Best Air Cargo Carrier of the Year’ (Blue Dart Aviation Ltd.) and ‘CSR initiative of the Year’ (Blue Edge: Empowering Lives programme). In the individual category, Anil Khanna, Managing Director, Blue Dart Express Ltd. won the ‘ELSC CEO of the Year’ award. DHL, on the other hand, received the awards for ‘Best Air Express Provider of the Year – International’ (DHL Express) and ‘Best Logistics Service Provider of the Year – Air Freight’ (DHL Global Forwarding).

These awards were a result of an independent research agency entrusted with the task of choosing the winners with the key parameters being the ability to adapt the business to meet the changing dynamics of the new economic era, drive renewed growth and gain market share.

The Express Logistics and Supply Chain Conclave, held on an annual basis are recognized as one of the most prestigious events of its kind in the country. R. S. Subramanian, Country Manager, DHLE was part of an esteemed panel at the CEO Round Table on “The New Fundamentals for Growth, Agility and Competitive Advantage”.

Commenting on the awards, Anil Khanna, Managing Director, Blue Dart Express Ltd. said, “These awards are yet another manifestation of the group’s stature in the supply chain logistics and express industry and our commitment to continuing excellence in delivery capabilities that have seen us emerge as a ‘Provider of Choice’ to some of the best known brands in the country. As a good corporate citizen, social responsibility has been a key element in our core strategy. We are committed in letter and spirit to support initiatives that ‘make a difference and enable the future’. I dedicate these awards to all Blue Darters who have made Blue Dart, the great company it is today.”

R. S. Subramanian, Country Manager, DHL Express said, “As the leader in international express, DHL continues to provide superior quality of service to its customers through innovative products and services. It is a pleasure to receive this industry award as recognition of the tremendous effort put in by our employees at every service touch point.”

These awards are truly a reinforcement of the group’s Leadership position in India.

About Blue Dart:

Blue Dart Express Ltd., South Asia’s premier courier, and integrated express package Distribution Company, offers secure and reliable delivery of consignments to over 33,665 locations in India. As part of the DHL Group (DHL Express, DHL Global Forwarding & DHL Supply Chain), Blue Dart accesses the largest and most comprehensive express and logistics network worldwide, covering over 220 countries and offers an entire spectrum of distribution services including air express, freight forwarding supply chain solutions and customs clearance.

The Blue Dart team drives market leadership through its motivated people force, dedicated air and ground capacity, cutting-edge technology, wide range of innovative, vertical specific products and value-added services to deliver unmatched standards of service quality to its customers. Blue Dart’s market leadership is further validated by numerous awards and recognitions from customers for exhibiting reliability, superior brand experience and sustainability. Some of these include SUPERBRAND and ‘Reader’s Digest Most Trusted Brand Gold Award’ 6 years in a row, one of ‘India’s Best Companies to Work For’ by The Great Place to Work� Institute twice successively, ‘Organization that offers the best returns to consumers’ – 6th Social & Corporate Governance Awards 2010, BSE Best CSR Practice Award and 22nd CFBP Jamnalal Bajaj Fair Business Practices Award – 2010 in the category of Service Enterprises (Medium) to name a few.

Blue Dart accepts its social responsibility by supporting climate protection (GoGreen), disaster management (GoHelp) and education (GoTeach).

DHL – The Logistics company for the world

DHL is the global market leader in the logistics industry and “The Logistics company for the world”. DHL commits its expertise in international express, air and ocean freight, road and rail transportation, contract logistics and international mail services to its customers. A global network composed of more than 220 countries and territories and about 275,000 employees worldwide offers customers superior service quality and local knowledge to satisfy their supply chain requirements. DHL accepts its social responsibility by supporting climate protection, disaster management and education.