Blue Dart strengthens presence in Phagwara

. Inaugurates a Counter cum Service Centre at Lovely Professional University

Ludhiana, May 31, 2013:

Blue Dart, South Asia's number one express air and integrated transportation, distribution and logistics Company and part of the DHL Group today launched a Counter cum Service Center near Phagwara, Punjab. The Counter cum Service Center, located in the commercial mall within the campus of MLovely Professional University (LPU), was inaugurated by Sukhwinder Singh - Regional Head (North), Blue Dart Express Ltd. and Mrs. Rashmi Mittal, Pro-Chancellor, Lovely Professional University.

The new Counter cum Service Center marks another milestone in Blue Dart's journey of strengthening its presence in Tier II & III towns that are emerging as key growth hubs. The center will offer customers the entire bouquet of Blue Dart's services and more specifically will be a trusted partner to LPU's approximately 25,000 students for all their courier needs including applying for placements / further studies and general communication.

Speaking on the launch of the Counter cum Service Center, Sukhwinder Singh, Regional Head - North, Blue Dart Express Ltd., said, "Phagwara has been witnessing significant growth due to its emergence as a manufacturing hub. World-class institutes such as LPU and other developing institutes setting up base here have only given an additional fillip to the growth curve of the city. The launch of this service center marks our commitment towards partnering this city in its growth and more specifically offering a better service experience to the students of LPU."

"The university does not only provide quality education to its young students but also believes in making them technology savvy to prepare them for global challenges. Buying behavior of the youth today is undergoing significant changes and lots of purchases are being made online. The Blue Dart retail counter cum service centre will be of great convenience to our students who will now have access to send and get shipments globally and at attractive rates through 'Student Express' and other innovative solutions.'' said Mrs. Rashmi Mittal, Pro-Chancellor, Lovely Professional University.

Located strategically between Ludhiana and Jalandhar on NH1, Phagwara is the main industrial center in the Kapurthala District. Served by the rail link between Delhi and Amritsar, the city has been seeing tremendous growth with the emergence of various industries including textiles, auto components, machine tools and agricultural implements. Blue Dart's new service center, while catering to the specific needs of students of LPU, will also cater to the needs of the industries in and around the region.

About Blue Dart:

Blue Dart Express Ltd., South Asia's premier express air and integrated transportation & distribution company, offers secure and reliable delivery of consignments to over 33,742 locations in India. As part of the DP 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 territories and offers an entire spectrum of distribution services including air express, freight forwarding supply chain solutions and customs clearance.

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. Some of these include SUPERBRAND and 'Reader's Digest Most Trusted Brand Gold Award' 7 years in a row, one of 'India's Best Companies to Work For' by The Great Place to Work® Institute thrice successively, 'Outstanding Contribution to the Cause of Education' - Global HR Excellence Awards 2011-2012, BSE Best CSR Practice Award and 22nd CFBP Jamnalal Bajaj Fair Business Practices Award - 2010 in the category of Service Enterprises (Medium) to name a few.

Blue Dart accepts its social responsibility by supporting climate protection (GoGreen), disaster management (GoHelp) and education (GoTeach).

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Dated : May, 2013

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