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Jeena & Company merges with JBS Group

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With an eye on further strengthening its cargo reach, the company anticipates 100% growth

MUMBAI / AHMEDABAD : Jeena & Company, a global leader in freight forwarding and supply chain solutions, has announced the merger of the 67-year-old JBS Group based in Ahmedabad, Gujarat. This strategic move aims to provide comprehensive logistic services, encompassing both international and domestic sectors.

JBS Group, founded in 1957 by Mr. J B Shah, stands as an ISO-certified, AEO group with diverse entities specializing in Customs Clearance, Multimodal Transport Operations, and IATA cargo handling. JBS Group holds its own Customs Broking License, IATA accreditation, and nearly 30 years of experience in FMC registered Bill of Lading. This addition brings an extra 95 pin codes to the existing 300+ PAN-India pincodes.

Post-merging, J B Shah Logistics will assume the name JBS JEENA Logistics, combining the esteemed legacies of the 67-year-old JBS Group and the 124-year-old Jeena Group. With this development, JBS JEENA Logistics anticipates a 100% projected growth, leveraging the combined expertise and resources of both legacy entities.

As a part of the merger, Jeena & Company will acquire the customers, team, and assets of the JBS Group and expand its Custom Clearance footprint in Gujarat. With JB Shah Logistics’ impactful presence in Gujarat, Jeena aims to leverage its freight forwarding business.

Speaking on this, Mr. Sam Katgara, Partner, Jeena & Co. said, “As a brand, we are moving in the direction that we envisaged and it is giving us positive results.  With the merging of the JBS Group, we inked a partnership that brings together two esteemed, legacy organizations with a rich history and complementary capabilities, positioning us as a leading provider of end-to-end logistics solutions in the region. Together as JBS Jeena Logistics, we feel greatly confident to create value for our customers and stakeholders through our combined force.”

JBS JEENA Logistics is poised to offer a comprehensive suite of logistics activities, with a strategic emphasis on Projects, Coastal cargo movements, Warehousing featuring 3PL operations, Customs Clearance, and International Freight Forwarding through all modes of transport. This collaboration represents a forward-looking approach to meet the evolving demands of the logistics industry.

About Jeena & Co.:

Jeena & Company is an end-to-end logistics service provider with a network of 27 offices that serve over 320 locations across India and partner reach across 80 global destinations. As one of the oldest brands in the segment, Jeena caters to a vast range of sectors, through its specialized subsidiaries, which reflect the focus and customer-first approach of the company. Ranging from time and temperature-sensitive supply chain management for pharma and life sciences, to customized storage, assembly, and last-mile logistics for leading automobile brands, Jeena offers unparalleled services across Air and Sea freight, exports and import, last-mile deliveries, specialized warehousing, as well as key value-driven services like customs clearance and forwarding as well as documentation, for both Indian and International clients. Established in 1900 by co-founder Pallonji Katgara, Jeena has been pivotal in the growth and evolution of the Indian logistics and Supply Chain sector. Over the past 12+ decades, the company has introduced several industry-first innovations and services. Today, the company is one of the country’s largest national customs brokers and works towards paperless documentation for its international and national clients. Jeena & Company was awarded the ‘Most Trusted Logistics Companies in India’ by the renowned magazine ‘The Global Hues’ in January 2024. Apart from the current network, Jeena recently inaugurated its office in Melbourne, Australia, and further aims to strengthen its positions in the markets of the UK, Europe, and Africa, to become a truly global company with a robust international supply chain network.

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