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Ramp up year 2017

After Nagpur, DLI will commission Integrated Logistics Parks at Bangalore and Palwal. The CFS-linked FTWZ at Chennai shall also be operationalized this year. Our services will grow across the country rapidly.

4 Million sq.ft.

DLI offers unique opportunity of modern automated large scale warehousing with Multimodal Transportation capabilities. DLI also provides Last Mile deliveries from Distribution Centres.

320+ Employees

A professionally motivated team is the strength of DLI. Supported by benchmark processes and bespoke IT systems, this team delivers values to customers.

Our Story

Distribution Logistics Infrastructure Pvt. Ltd (DLI), formerly known as Vikram Logistic & Maritime Services Pvt Ltd (VLMS) is owned by Infrastructure India Plc. (IIP), a close-ended infrastructure fund, registered in the Isle of Man in UK and listed on AIM London.

With over 40 years of experience in handling and transportation of cargo and containers, DLI initially started out as a material/ cargo handling company and started handling steel movement for TISCO from 1975.

  • VLMS was originally promoted as a partnership firm in 1972 by Mr. C. Viswanath Iyer and his wife, Mrs. Rajalakshmi Viswanath. It was converted to a private limited company in 1992 and the name of the Company was changed to VLMS in 2006.
  • The company, then, diversified into handling and transportation of containers for Indian Railways until 1989 and subsequently for Container Corporation of India Ltd. (Concor).
  • The company started creating infrastructure for logistics in 2007 with infusion of equity by M/s Guggenheim Partners. In 2011, it was acquired by IIP.
  • In March 2013, DLI (formerly known as VLMS) acquired the Logistics Division of ETA Engineering Pvt. Ltd. with a Category-1 Rail License operating under the brand of ‘Freightstar’ to create a Pan-India entity.
  • After the acquisition of the logistics division of ETA, the company rebranded itself from VLMS to DLI.

Team   Board of Directors

  • SONNY LULLA

    NON-EXECUTIVE CHAIRMAN

To be a Competitive Logistics Service Provider in India with Best in Class Service Levels and the Preferred Choice of Customers for their International and Domestic Logistics Requirements

  • KARUNAKARAN SATHIANATHAN

    Managing Director

To be a Competitive Logistics Service Provider in India with Best in Class Service Levels and the Preferred Choice of Customers for their International and Domestic Logistics Requirements.

  • Brij Bhushan

    DIRECTOR

To be a Competitive Logistics Service Provider in India with Best in Class Service Levels and the Preferred Choice of Customers for their International and Domestic Logistics Requirements.

  • ASHWANI KUMAR KOHLI

    DIRECTOR

To be a Competitive Logistics Service Provider in India with Best in Class Service Levels and the Preferred Choice of Customers for their International and Domestic Logistics Requirements.

  • BALRAJ VARMA

    DIRECTOR

To be a Competitive Logistics Service Provider in India with Best in Class Service Levels and the Preferred Choice of Customers for their International and Domestic Logistics Requirements

Group Company

Freightstar Pvt. Ltd. (FPL), a 100% subsidiary of DLI, is setup for building a non-asset based Third Party Logistics (3PL) and Warehousing business to provide value added Supply Chain services to customers that complement the infrastructure based logistics services and works at arm’s length basis with DLI.

It is also in the process of penetrating and understanding the supply chain of customers to develop end-to-end solutions that will also help the multi-modal business of DLI.

FPL provides end to end logistics solution to its customers through Contract Logistics, Warehousing, Rake handling & Distribution and Value added services.