PAFEX, formerly a privately held company, is one of the largest domestic express companies operating in
"The continued growth and improvement of express services in India will serve to strengthen the country's infrastructure, enhancing the competitiveness of Indian businesses and their access to global markets," said Robert W. Elliott, FedEx Express president, Europe, Middle East, Indian Subcontinent and Africa.
According to the goal set by the Indian Minister for Finance in the most recent budget, Indian exports will reach US$150 billion by 2008-2009. The acquisition of PAFEX allows FedEx Express to invest more effectively and directly in the long-term growth and prosperity of
PAFEX has an established track record in meeting the quality standards required by FedEx and its customers. The acquisition consolidates the resources of the two companies and ensures customers continue to receive the same reliable, seamless service they have come to expect from FedEx.
"FedEx and PAFEX are committed to the success of the Indian market, its workforce and its customers," said Michael L. Ducker, president - International, FedEx Express. "Through this acquisition we will have direct control of our pick up and delivery operations, which will enhance our business flexibility and speed to market. Customers will benefit from a reliable service offering to, from and within
"As a fast-growing, market-driven economy that recorded 8.4 percent growth between 2005 and 2006(a), FedEx believes
PAFEX day-to-day services will remain unchanged for the foreseeable future.
About FedEx in
FedEx Express set up operations in
FedEx was the first express company to introduce an all-cargo
FedEx began the first overnight express service between
FedEx was the first express air cargo company to operate two
flights in and out per week.
About FedEx Express
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