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Patel Integrated Logistics Limited

The birth of Patel Roadways Ltd. (PRL) began with Asgar Patel driving his first truck himself - having been entrusted with his first consignment from Glaxo. It was not long after this that Patel Roadways evolved into a brand that invoked an emotional sentiment amongst people and grew to have 800 branches all over India.

To fulfill the ever changing dynamism of customers' demands, Patel Roadways Limited expanded it's business to warehousing & secondary distribution, door-to-door pick-up and delivery and provision of a one-stop solution. It has moved up the value chain towards the express cargo segment with the launch of its flagship product "Patel Retail" which is a time bound service at the highest quality and competitive prices. With markets moving towards smaller loads, 'Patel Retail' will add extra convenience for its customers, with its committed transit schedule and online tracking system. Apart from moving heavy-duty goods like metal sheets, machinery and farm equipments, PRL will now render movements of engineering products, textiles, auto parts, pharma, computer hardware and peripherals among others.

With a network spanning 500 stations countrywide, investment in IT, state-of-the-art technology and an Advanced Tracking System coupled with containerization of its entire fleet, Patel Roadways handles around 5 lac tones of cargo worth INR 120 billion annually and till today boasts of a distinctive edge over its competition.

Back in the 80s, retail courier business grew in leaps and bounds augmenting with it a corresponding need for consolidation of cargo for the string of courier companies across India. This gave Patel the idea that he could become the Courier of Couriers and soon Patel On-Board Couriers Ltd. (POBC) was launched and became a soaring success.

As part of its strategic plans, PRL & POBC merged to become Patel Integrated Logistics Limited offering unified logistics solutions through surface, air and sea transportation and Door-to-Door Express Service all over urban & rural India. By providing a new service ranging from door pick-ups and deliveries of small packages, from the consigner to the consignee, to transportation and warehousing and well as distribution, Patel Integrated Logistics Limited has covered the entire gamut of logistics services.