When you speak of the logistics sector and some of the sector’s veterans in India, few names would come up as unanimously as that of Mr. Shashi Kiran Shetty, Chairman – Allcargo Logistics, ECU Worldwide and Gati.
An entrepreneur who started Allcargo Logistics way back in 1993 has today transformed it into a global conglomerate that is the world leader in LCL consolidation and one of India’s largest integrated logistics services providers.
With a strategic mix of inorganic growth through mergers and acquisitions – the most significant ones being those of Belgium-based ECU Worldwide (then ECU-Line) in 2006 and one of India’s premier express distribution companies Gati-KWE in 2020 – as well as well-timed forays into relevant business verticals like NVOCC (LCL and FCL), international air freight, CFS-ICD, contract logistics, logistics parks, project logistics and others, Allcargo has established a formidable portfolio of services with a network operating in 180 countries.
Bringing about a remarkable cultural integration like no other and powering Gati-KWE’s successful transition into ‘An Allcargo Company’, the wide range of offerings now includes expertise in express distribution, domestic air freight, e-commerce, supply chain management and special services strengthened by an extensive reach that covers every part of the country.
It is customers who truly stand to benefit from single-window services for a host of their logistics requirements. Without expending time and effort to deal with multiple vendors, they can explore the complete spectrum of land-side and ocean-side logistics, tailored to their needs. Streamlined operations, enhanced efficiencies in domestic and global supply chains, capabilities to plan ahead and save on cost and time along with the reliability that comes from partnering with experienced market leaders, are just some of the many possibilities that Allcargo and Gati-KWE open in India and around the world.
In the new normal brought forth by the COVID-19 pandemic, life, business and environment the way we have known them, have changed forever. Businesses have no option but to digitalize and Allcargo and Gati-KWE are geared to innovate and lead from the front. Right from development of proprietary digital tools and portals like ECU360, that offers instant quotes and quick bookings for cargo shipments across 180 countries and door-to-door services in 52 global markets, to enhancing digital interactions at multiple touchpoints including websites, mobile applications, organization-wide ERP systems, and even instant assistance on WhatsApp, a number of initiatives bolster the organizations’ future-ready strides. Adopting and leveraging digital tools and technology enables team members of Allcargo and Gati-KWE to effectively collaborate across geographies and time zones, ensuring seamless experiences for customers.
As organizations adept at being agile and flexible to embrace changes and align with constantly-evolving demand and supply situations, Allcargo and Gati-KWE have been instrumental in keeping cargo moving and business going, especially in these challenging times. Setting them apart are expert teams and professionals well-equipped to understand dynamic supply chains, identify complementary services aligned with specific requirements and deliver them with a commitment to excellence that ensures peace of mind for customers. With reliability in their DNA, Allcargo and Gat-KWE are trusted logistics partners for market-leading businesses across diverse industry sectors.
At the core of Allcargo and Gati-KWE’s success is the approach of customer centricity and an attitude of willingly going the extra mile to deliver the best. Speed, safety and timeliness of cargo movements, end-to-end visibility and tracking, constant communication and support help build meaningful relationships with customers and truly add value to their business supply chains.
As responsible corporate citizens, both Allcargo and Gati-KWE contribute to sustainability and community welfare through inclusive initiatives in areas like Environment, Education, Healthcare, Women’s Empowerment, Sports and Disaster Relief. Even as India grappled with the second wave of COVID-19, Allcargo and Gati-KWE backed by group companies like ECU Worldwide, Avvashya CCI and NGO partners, collaborated with different state governments for the transportation of masks, oxygen concentrators and cylinders from countries like Singapore, China and USA to destinations across India.
Offering integrated, end-to-end solutions to create logistics magic worldwide and live up to the promise of ‘Ingenuity in Motion’, calls for bold ambitions, doing business with a purpose, the vision and guidance of a seasoned senior leadership, sustainable growth driven by an adherence to the highest corporate governance standards and a dedicated and hard-working team – everything that Allcargo and Gati-KWE bring to the table!