BDP office chronicles: India

BDP India group pics with Leadership team

An integral part of The BDP Experience is our deeply rooted belief that we — all 5,000 of us — are a global family. We take the extra step and go the extra mile to deliver the best global logistics solutions for our customers. From time to time, we feature the offices from which the BDP Experience emanates, highlighting specialties, key accomplishments, and fun facts.

Today, we'd like to introduce you to BDP India, as told by the Managing Director, Pavithran M Kallada.

Location: Mumbai, India

Office Specialty: BDP India headquarters is situated in a very environmentally friendly and energy efficient building certified by the Green India Building community. The building and office are specifically designed to welcome natural light.

Key Accomplishments: India has grown from 3 offices to 13 offices in 10 years, and from 20 people to 300 plus people! Our India organization has been growing in the last 4 years with a CAGR of 14%, which is double the GDP growth rate of the country. 

Best Food Options Nearby: Andheri East hosts a plethora of cuisines, including Mexican, Italian, Indian, Chinese, and many more.

Why the Office’s Location Matters, Strategically, to BDP and Its Customers: The location of our India HQ at Mumbai, Andheri East is one of the most sought after destinations in the country. The office is just 2.6 km from the Mumbai International airport terminal and surrounded by many 5 star hotels. Customers and suppliers find the location most convenient considering its accessibility and also just 1-minute walking distance from the nearest Metro station.

Favorite Sport: Our Mumbai office has a good cricket team, which is the most popular sport in the country. However, we see a very athletically oriented workforce with an interest in football too.  BDP’s recreational facility is filled with an enthusiastic team that plays indoor games like chess and caroms as a way to mitigate stress!

What Makes Mumbai Special: Our culture of multilinguistic backgrounds and staff from various state provinces of the country, who follow different cultures, practices, and traditions.  The workforce is young and dynamic and the average age of our team in Mumbai is around 35 years old. Our annual get-together at an offsite location is one of the most highly anticipated events for our team and is attended by everyone at our headquarters. 

Additionally, BDP India sees 30% of our business from Oil & Gas and Projects and the rest from our global competency of chemical companies. BDP India has 13 offices spread throughout the east and west coast of India. Each location is within close proximity to leading air and ocean ports, and two offices (Barmer and Kakinada) are very specific to service our Oil & Gas customers. BDP India proudly offers services to various industry verticals which include Chemical, Petrochemical, FMCG, Engineering, Oil & Gas and Life Science.