Over the last 26 years, DTDC has emerged as leading provider of Express, Courier & Logistics services across India. Along with the progress of Domestic services, DTDC has witnessed strong growth in terms of its global outreach. Today, our dynamic range of products/services makes us one of the preferred service providers in the international space for both inbound and outbound movement of shipments.
DTDC has strategic tie-ups and business arrangements with key global players to provide services in more than 240+ countries around the world. In addition to this, DTDC has extended its service network around the world through its own subsidiary offices, joint ventures, representative offices and franchisees abroad. While UK offices caters to the European market, our US and Canada offices cover the American continent. Singapore office serves Asia-Pacific Region, and the Dubai office manages the Middle East countries. DTDC has recently acquired a majority stake in Eurostar Express of UAE, thereby strengthening its position and reach in the Middle East and addressing the market more effectively through highly innovative products. This also made DTDC the first Indian Express company that made an international acquisition. DTDC covers Turkey, Kenya and Oman through a network of business associates and master franchisees. Important SAARC countries like Nepal, Bangladesh, Bhutan and Sri Lanka are managed by key business associates and are serviced from India. Recently, DTDC also set up a joint venture in China with Air Dragon Freight (Beijing) Co Ltd. becoming the first Indian Express company to have its presence in China. Presently, DTDC China Limited operates from three locations: Shanghai, Beijing and Guangzhou. The company is in the process of setting up joint ventures in Australia and Germany to cater to the express distribution needs of customers in those countries. DTDC’s international services comprise of delivery services for both documents & parcels, covering almost all countries around the globe.
DTDC has thus successfully transformed itself from a domestic courier company to a full scale supply chain solutions provider offering domestic and international express, freight, transportation, logistics management, warehousing and distribution services.
DTDC’s journey through the years has been full of milestones, growth and pushing the boundaries often. With many firsts to its credit, DTDC has constantly strived to not just grow as an organization but also set an industry benchmark. A small glimpse of our journey thus far, is as below:
1990: Inception of DTDC by Mr. Subhasish Chakraborty, Founder and CMD; Incorporate as Private Limited Company
1994: Converted as Public Limited Company
2000: First overseas expansion in the US, UK and Dubai
2003: Revenue crossed the 100-cr. mark
2005-06: Private equity investment in DTDC by Reliance ADAG
2007: Revenue crossed the 200-cr. mark
2008: Introduction of Premium Express Products (PEP) portfolio
2009-10: DTDC's Supply Chain Solutions division was launched with a special focus on providing Cargo Services via surface, air and rail modes.
2010: DTDC Retail Ltd. was launched in 2010. Under its aegis, DTDC Retail Ltd. set up DTDC New World that operates a chain of convenience retail stores that endeavors to create a world of convenience by providing a bouquet of services to make customer’s lives easy.
2012: DTDC acquires a majority stake in Eurostar Express of UAE - first international acquisition by an Indian express company
2013: DTDC enters into strategic partnership with Europe’s leading logistics player ‘Geopost’, the Express arm of La Poste Group, for extensive penetration into key markets across the world.
DTDC launched its specialist logistics company for e-commerce - DotZot - the 1st pan India e-commerce delivery network.
DTDC acquired the Bangalore-based freight forwarding company Nikkos Logistics Pvt Ltd to enhance its freight presence globally
2014: DTDC undertakes an organization-wide Business Transformation Program, with its Engagement Partner IBM on its 25th year
2015: DTDC launched the new brand identity through a strategic partner – DPD group. The brand name is re-christened to DTDC Express Limited (formerly known as DTDC Courier & Cargo Ltd.) along with a new Cobranded identity DTDC sets up its first state-of-the-art automated hub at Hyderabad, followed by Delhi.
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