Expanding on the Indian Subcontinent
The transport and logistics service provider Militzer & Münch, which runs its international operations from St Gallen (Switzerland), has expanded its worldwide network by adding three locations in the Indian subcontinent. The company is now also represented in Bangladesh, Pakistan and Sri Lanka.
Ewald Kaiser, the chief executive officerof the Militzer & Münch International Holding, commented on the reasonsfor the move to expand further in theIndian subcontinent as follows. «Allthree countries have enormous potentialand are important nodal points betweenWestern and Southeastern Asia. It is thisrole which is especially important for usstrategically, and our activities there willaugment Militzer & Münch’s already extensive Asian network perfectly.»The youngest member of the networkis Militzer & Münch Logistics Pakistan. The company has been active in Karachisince December 2012. Karachi is thelargest cargo hub in Pakistan. M & Mmainly ships textiles via the port city. Start-up in Sri Lanka. It also plans to use Pakistan as a transitlocation, particularly for cotton fromTajikistan and Uzbekistan, which willbe transported to the world through Pakistan.
In September 2012, Militzer & MünchTransport Logistics Services was foundedin Sri Lanka. The 16-strong team isbased in the port city of Colombo on SriLanka’s western coast. Ceylon tea andtextiles are among the most important goods to be exported.Another important economic sector is tourism. But Militzer & Münch also works for industry in Sri Lanka. The mostrecent major project was an order won from a well-known tyre manufacturer,which uses Militzer & Münch to bringits products from Sri Lanka to Europe.
Growth in Bangladesh
Militzer & Münch has been representedin Bangladesh for a year now. The projectsmanaged by M & M Air Sea Bangladeshare coordinated by 14 membersof staff based in two locations – in thecapital city Dhaka in the centre of thecountry, and in the port city Chittagongin the southeast.The company focuses mainly on theair and sea sectors. As Bangladesh’s largestindustrial sector is textiles, these are the main goods transported by M& MAir Sea Bangladesh. The service providerwants to expand in the next few years,with the import of cotton one key area,amongst many others. Safi Omar, in charge of Militzer & Münch’s activities on the Indian Subcontinent, explained that «in all three countries we naturally only work withtextile plants that adhere to strict labour,safety and environmental policies,which are ISO certified and which operatewithin the boundaries of the relevantinternational laws.»