K Chandramohan
Mr. K. Chandramohan,
CMD, Namakkal Transport Carriers Pvt. Ltd.
Namakkal Transport Carriers (NTC) came into existence in the year 1997 and was incorporated as a private Limited Company in 2001 with an objective to cater to the specific logistics needs of the business and trade. Today, NTC is one of the largest fleet owners in the country and is a Multi-national, Multi-million business conglomerate in allied and diversified field of activities and offers end-to-end logistics solutions for individuals and corporate alike.

From a humble beginning, today, this is a $65 million (Aprox. INR 400 Crores) group with over 1000 employees and provides indirect employment to 1400 drivers and helpers. It has recently added a 4 point jack to its equipment, a very sophisticated and expensive equipment, which was bought for lifting the metro rail coaches from the ship and placing on to the trailers. In the whole of India, this equipment is owned only by two companies, of which NTC is one.

The company has seen growth in a very short span of time. Talking on the mantra of success and competitive edge, an Industrialist, Philanthropist and a social activist who is also proud winner of many awards, Mr. K. Chandramohan, CMD, Namakkal Transport Carriers Pvt. Ltd, says, "We at NTC firmly believe that Quality Service, Safety and timely delivery not only satisfy the requirements of Customers and establish long-term relationships, but also identify NTC as a company with a competitive edge in the Transport spectrum transversely in India. Our project cargo handling services include transportation of high value specialized equipment like oil field equipment, power plants, wind mill components and other over dimensional cargo that cannot be containerized."

He adds, "We offer seamless integration from budgeting, planning and execution of projects with unmatched customer support, specialized fleet and value-added services. We are uniquely positioned as preferred partners in the Turnkey Project Logistic & Multimodal Transport solutions. Our all-round efficiencies and competencies in providing optimal solutions to the customers backed by strong systems, controls and procedures have led the company to certification on ISO 9001:2008 by TUV NORD – Germany, ISO 140001:2004,OHSAS 18001:2007."

NTC successfully operates with nearly 30 branches across the country and is rapidly expanding into all Indian States. With its presence pan-India and abroad, NTC is now a Multi-national, Multi-million business house. "After consolidating our position in India, we've expanded our operations abroad and opened an office in Singapore with a view to further consolidate our position as one of the fastest growing Indian logistics companies in the world," says Mr. Chandramohan.

NTC-Logistics

NTC's constant endeavor to go beyond transportation coupled with customers' requirements to provide end-to-end solutions has caused formation of companies engaged in allied fields of business. Today, the Group consists of about a dozen establishments viz., Namakkal Transport Carriers Pvt. Ltd., NTC Logistics Pvt. Ltd., NTC Shipping Services Pvt. Ltd., NTC Appliances Pvt. Ltd., N Tech Appliances Pvt. Ltd., Shreevari Energy systems Pvt. Ltd. NTC Logistics Pte. Ltd., Singapore, NTC College of Transport Education – Namakkal, NTC Institute of Driver Training and Research – Namakkal, Academy of Transport Education, NTC Blue Metals Pvt. Ltd., and Namakkal Agro Products and Farms Pvt. Ltd.

This apart, NTC also has its own state-of-the-art service / maintenance facilities in Chennai, Namakkal, Trichy, and Kolhapur. Along with Project Logistics with presence in India & Singapore, NTC also offers Warehousing, ocean & air freight forwarding and the customs clearance.

Area of Specialization – Wind Power
Ever since the introduction of wind power in India, NTC has played a major role in terms of providing logistic solutions to all customers. "Today, we account for movement of close to 60% of total wind turbine component movements within India and also to neighboring countries. It has been pioneering innovation to enable transportation of turbines of larger capacity as and when they are introduced. To carry on this activity, we have a full fledged R&D facility and a fabrication unit to design and fabricate specialized trailers," says Mr. Chandramohan.

Extending cooperation with their esteemed wind customers, they have now forayed into cranes and open warehousing. Today, they have open warehouses at various locations and a fleet of cranes with capacities ranging from 70 MT to 130 MT that are deployed at various wind-sites. "In the coming years, we propose to enter into wind farm development also in the areas of civil and mechanical construction and high-capacity cranes to provide a single window solution to our customers," he informs.

With its exemplary performance, NTC group has won many prestigious awards. To mention a few – APOLLO CV award 2010 for emerging transporter in Niche segment; CEAT India Road Transportation Award 2011, Leaders of Tomorrow Awards 2012 (Transport & logistics) by ET Now & India mart, Best Employer Award 2012 by Asia pacific Entrepreneurship Enterprise leadership award , Malaysia, National Award for Supply Chain and Logistics Excellence, CII Scale Awards 2013 – Exemplary Position under PROJECT CARGO category, National Award for Supply Chain and Logistics Excellence (SCALE award) – Eminent Position under Specialized Cargo – (Given by CII & SCALE – May 2015), Transportation Leadership Award 2015, and many more.

In his concluding remark, Mr. Chandramohan says, "It is NTC's aspiration to uplift the Transportation industry as a whole and change it from being an unorganized sector to the organized sector."

NBM&CW November 2015