Chapman Freeborn focuses on India for OBC growth

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Chapman Freeborn is to focus on India as it expands its on board courier (OBC) as the nation sees strong economic growth.

India has seen economic growth of 7.6 per cent and manufacturing industries have been strong helped by the governments ‘Make in India’ initiative. This has increased demand for hand-carry services for automotive cargo, electrical components and other time-critical equipment.

Chapman Freeborn has strengthened its business development team in India by appointing Franklin Henry and Paraq Joshi, who both have served in management and sales positions at cargo airlines.

Chapman Freeborn India country manager, Shailendra Seth says: “We are delighted to welcome Franklin Henry and Paraq Joshi to Chapman Freeborn.  Working together with our international offices we will focus on expanding our specialist aircraft charter and OBC activities in India.”

Chapman Freeborn OBC general manager, Nikolai Bergmann says: “We have experienced a significant growth in demand for OBC services to and from India over the last year as the benefits of our hand-carry services have become known.”

“India presents a real opportunity for us and we’re excited about increasing the number of logistics companies and manufacturers who will have access to markets worldwide.”