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Blue Dart opens new Service Centre at Valsad
   Blue Dart consolidates its presence in Gujarat

   New Service Centre to boost business at Valsad

   Regional movement of goods to improve around the city

   Next day delivery to major metros and key cities

Mumbai : May, 19 , 2009:

Blue Dart, South Asia's premier number one express air and integrated transportation, distribution and logistics company and part of the DHL Group has set up a new service centre at Valsad.

Blue Dart extensively services the state of Gujarat, as it is an important market in the region having great business potential. Blue Dart has presence in all important cities and towns of the state, including Ahmedabad, Navsari, Billimora, Surat, Ankleshwar, Vadodara, Anand, Nadiad, Halol, Rajkot, Bhavnagar, Gandhidham, Jamnagar and Vapi. Valsad is the latest addition to the list.

Blue Dart will service Valsad with its entire range of products and services - both air and ground, domestic and international. The new service centre will cater to all the vital industries of the area especially Banking & Insurance, the SMEs and other private firms. This would also benefit the Retail customers, who can now avail Blue Dart's best-in-class logistics services in sending documents and parcels for their individual needs.

The initiative consolidates Blue Dart's presence in the North-South corridor of Gujarat starting from Vapi in the South extending right upto Mehsana in the northern part of the state. It will enable Blue Dart to provide quick turnaround and prompt response to business needs, ensuring next day deliveries from the region to all major metros and key cities, thus aiding growth of business in the area. It would also service DHL customers in the region.

Valsad, located at the Southernmost tip of Gujarat is a business hub with burgeoning chemical, textile, horticulture and paper industries. It is also known for its production of mangoes and as a tourist destination. Over 10,000 units of small and medium enterprises, involved in different sectors are present in the district along with several private conglomerates, providing direct and indirect employment to thousands of people. In the recent past, this developing district has witnessed huge investments in its various industries and similar plans are underway for the future.

Blue Dart, since inception has played the role of a trade facilitator, providing reliable, consistent and customized logistics solutions to businesses across the country, through its presence in more than 21,000 locations. It is constantly upgrading its reach and transit times to offer the best of services to customers.

Calling this initiative another effort to serve customers as an integrated logistics service provider, Samir Shah, Regional Head - West 2, Blue Dart Express Ltd. said, 'Valsad has excellent business prospects. It is an industrial hub for key sectors like chemical, paper and textile and has been rapidly growing with the investments ploughed in. Added to this the area boasts of horticulture and tourism, which further provides impetus to development. Major banks and insurance companies are also present here. The new Service Centre by Blue Dart will enhance the prospects of the location. Businesses in the region would now have access to the best-in-class services of Blue Dart and DHL, that is fast, reliable, efficient and hassle-free, giving connectivity to 21,340 locations across India and 220 countries globally."

This new initiative is part of the 25 new product and service initiatives that Blue Dart is committed to during the year. The new initiatives by Blue Dart will upgrade its product range and improve service quality, thereby offering customers state-of-the-art air and ground express solutions across the country.

About Blue Dart:

Blue Dart, South Asia's premier number one express air and integrated transportation, distribution and Logistics Company, offers secure and reliable delivery of consignments to over 21,340 locations in India.

As part of the DHL Group (DHL Express, DHL Global Forwarding & DHL Exel 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.

Blue Dart was selected a Business Superbrand for the fourth time consecutively from over 1,699 brands and received the Readers Digest's Most Trusted Brand Gold Award, three years in a row. It has been listed twice in the Dun & Bradstreet top 500 companies in India. Blue Dart has been awarded with the Asia Brand Congress Brand Leadership Award 2008. It has also been listed as one of the Forbes 'Best under Billion' companies.

The Blue Dart team drives market leadership through its motivated people force, dedicated air capacity, cutting-edge technology, innovation, and value-added services to deliver unmatched standards of service quality to its customers.


For further information contact :

marketing@bluedart.com
Dated :May 19, 2009
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