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DHL & Blue Dart win Frost & Sullivan 2010 Awards for Excellence in Logistics

ᄋ Blue Dart wins Best Logistics Service Provider for the Pharma Segment

ᄋ DHL Express India wins 2 awards - Best International Service Provider & Best Logistics Service Provider for the Textile segment

Mumbai : September, 06 2010:

Blue Dart Express and DHL Express India together won several awards at the prestigious Growth Innovation and Leadership (GIL) Global 2010, Frost & Sullivan's flagship Global Congress that was recently held in Bangalore. Designed for accelerating corporate growth and thought leadership, these awards are considered to be one of the industry's foremost accolades in India for Logistics.

Blue Dart won the award for Best Logistics Service Provider in the Pharma segment while DHL Express won the awards for Best International Service Provider and Best Best Logistics Service Provider in the Textile segment.

The Awards by Frost & Sullivan are given to companies and market participants that have made their mark in their respective industries. This could be through product innovation, creating or using new technologies, customer service, business development or competitive strategy. The 'Voice of the Customer Awards' for the Logistics Industry in India was instituted by Frost & Sullivan in the year 2003. It recognizes the best companies providing logistics support to various industry verticals in the manufacturing sector and achieving 'Excellence in Logistics'.

Accepting the two awards on behalf of DHL, R.S. Subramanian, Country Manager, DHL Express India said, "It feels great to be recognized at such a forum. These awards are testimony to the dedication and commitment of our team in India. The textile industry is a very important segment for us and we are happy to be recognized as the best in the sector. As we build on our achievements, our focus will continue to be on the customer, particularly on simplifying the customer experience and developing our capabilities in every sector to meet their growing business needs here."

Commenting on the occasion, Anil Khanna, Managing Director, Blue Dart Express Ltd. said, "This accolade is very important for us as it is a special recognition of our efforts and focus towards the pharmaceutical vertical, where our endeavor has been to meet precise needs and requirements. We have also been introducing other sector-specific products and solutions. The Pharma segment is growing at a tremendous pace and has a great future in India. With global Pharmaceutical, Life Science & CRO companies targeting India, the opportunities and stakes are only increasing. With a potential so huge, the need is even more - the need for greater efficiencies and smarter solutions, more reach and just-in-time solutions. They need on-time deliveries at the right place in the right condition. In alignment to this, Blue Dart has lived up to the expectations of all stakeholders."

The Frost & Sullivan Logistics Awards are based on a structured research process. The primary research conducted by Frost & Sullivan effectively collects information from logistics managers and key decision makers. A representative sample is chosen for each industry vertical which includes the industry leader and other major players. A research design is chalked out after identifying all critical parameters for each industry vertical. Logistics companies are rated by logistics managers based on usage and experience for each parameter. This also includes Perception Mapping for Brand awareness.

About DHL

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 300,000 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.

DHL is part of Deutsche Post DHL. The Group generated revenue of more than 46 billion euros in 2009.

For the latest news and happenings about DHL in Asia Pacific, visit https://press.ap.dhl.com.

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 25,498 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.

Blue Dart received the 'Superbrand' status 5 times in a row and the Reader's Digest Most Trusted Brand Gold Award, 5 years in a row. It has been listed as one of the Forbes 'Best under a Billion' companies in Asia. Blue Dart received the Amity HR Excellence Awards 3 times consecutively and was listed 2 times in the Dun & Bradstreet top 500 companies of India. Blue Dart has been conferred the Asia Brand Congress - Brand Leadership Award in 2008, the World Brand Congress - Brand Leadership Award and the Best Service Provider of the Year in 2009. In 2010, amongst a host of awards, Blue Dart was conferred with the Organization with Innovative HR Practices 2009-10 and Best Employer Award on Employee Retention at the Global HR Excellence Awards, WHRDC Meet 2010. Recently, Blue Dart was honoured with the 22nd CFBP Jamnalal Bajaj Fair Business Practices Award - 2010 in the category of Service Enterprises (Medium). Blue Dart has also been recognized as one of India's Best Companies to Work For 2010 in a study by Economic Times and Great Place to Work® Institute, India. Blue Dart also received the Brand Leadership Award at CMO Asia Awards 2010, Award for Best HR Strategy in Line with Business and Award for Innovative Retention Strategy at the Asia'a Best Employer Awards 2010, Singapore. It has also won the AIMA-IOCL Award for Best Motivational Practice in Services.

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. Blue Dart accepts its social responsibility by supporting climate protection, disaster management and education. Apart from various other initiatives in Sustainability, in an effort to reducing its carbon footprint, Blue Dart registered an improvement on CO2 efficiency by 10% year-on-year.

For further information contact :

marketing@bluedart.com
Dated :September, 2010

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