April 13, 2016: Kerry Logistics, a leading logistics service provider in Asia has entered into memorandum of understanding to increase its stake in Indev Logistics, a well-established Indian logistics company headquartered in Chennai, from 30 percent to 50 percent, as the company takes on an increasingly positive view of India’s economic prospects.
The strategic move will see INDEV re-branded as Kerry-INDEV Logistics, reflecting Kerry Logistics’ growing capabilities and ambition to becoming a major pan-Indian logistics company.
George Yeo, chairman of Kerry Logistics, said, “We thank the Government of India for its continued support to our operations in the country. We have always held an optimistic view of India’s potential, and are pleased to be strengthening our partnership with INDEV to tap into the opportunities that are emerging. Kerry Logistics’ strength in providing customised supply chain solutions to different industries and INDEV’s strong presence and network in India make Kerry-INDEV Logistics a strong pan-Indian combination which we hope can make a contribution to the country's growth and development.”
“India has become one of the fastest-growing economies in Asia. We see the introduction of Goods and Services Tax (‘GST’) and the current campaign to ‘Make in India’ as being very positive for the quantitative and qualitative expansion of the logistics industry,” George added.
Photo: Nirmala Sitharaman, Minister for Commerce and Industry of India (middle) and George Yeo, Chairman of Kerry Logistics (third right) attended the joint venture launching and re-branding ceremony between Kerry Logistics and Indev Logistics.