Balmer Lawrie & Co. Ltd
Balmer Lawrie & Co. Ltd. is a public sector company headquartered in Kolkata, that was founded in 1867. The company is a pioneer in logistics and travel services, and has a long and rich history of serving customers in India and around the world.
History of Balmer Lawrie & Co. Ltd.
Balmer Lawrie & Co. Ltd. was founded in 1867 by two Scotsmen, George Stephen Balmer and Alexander Lawrie, who started a partnership firm in Kolkata to trade in jute, tea, and other commodities. The company grew rapidly over the years, and diversified into various business segments such as leather chemicals, industrial packaging, logistics, and travel services.
In 1972, the company was nationalized and became a public sector undertaking under the Ministry of Petroleum and Natural Gas, Government of India. Today, Balmer Lawrie & Co. Ltd. is a diversified company with a presence in various business segments, and has operations in India and around the world.
Products and Services of Balmer Lawrie & Co. Ltd.
Balmer Lawrie & Co. Ltd. offers a wide range of products and services in various business segments. In the logistics segment, the company provides end-to-end logistics solutions, including freight forwarding, customs clearance, warehousing, and distribution services, among others. The company has a network of offices and agents across India and around the world, and has expertise in handling various types of cargo, including hazardous and oversized cargo.
In the travel services segment, Balmer Lawrie & Co. Ltd. provides a range of travel-related services such as airline ticketing, hotel bookings, car rentals, and travel insurance, among others. The company has a network of offices and agents across India, and has tie-ups with various airlines, hotels, and travel providers, to provide customized travel solutions to customers.
Social Initiatives of Balmer Lawrie & Co. Ltd.
Balmer Lawrie & Co. Ltd. is committed to making a positive impact on society, and has initiated several social initiatives over the years. The company has a Corporate Social Responsibility (CSR) policy, which focuses on various areas such as education, healthcare, environment, and community development, among others.
Under its education initiatives, the company provides scholarships and financial assistance to underprivileged students, and supports various educational institutions and programs. Under its healthcare initiatives, the company provides support to hospitals and medical centers, and conducts health camps and awareness programs for the community.