Ashok Kunverji Shah, Chairman, V-Trans (I) Ltd, a major transport and logistics services group, was recently felicitated for his contribution to the transport industry, society and knowledge sharing at various platforms. The function titled ‘Jewels of Gujarat’ held on the eve of Pravasi Bharatiya Divas 2015 saw the felicitation of global Gujarati personalities for their service to building Indian industry.
Commenting on the recognition, Ashok Shah said, “It is undoubtedly an honour to receive this award and I am humbled by this recognition bestowed on me. Such felicitations drive one to strive for greater excellence thereby raising the bar. It is a testament to the work we have put in together as a team and also the fact that we keep innovating and add more value towards our customers’ business.”
V-Trans India Ltd (formerly Vijay Transport Co.) was founded by late Kunverji K. Shah and his brother, late Visanji K. Shah in 1958. The company, which began as a regional player with two trucks plying between Maharashtra and Gujarat, has steadily expanded its operations across the country including northeast. In 2001-02, after a major corporate makeover Vijay Transport Company became V-Trans India Ltd with two additional divisions, V-Xpress, an Express Division, and V-Logis, a logistics division, under the umbrella of ‘Group V’.