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Gati Limited
Company typePublic
Founded1989; 35 years ago (1989)
FounderMahendra Kumar Agarwal [1]
Number of locations
1300 remote locations through 340 branches (2022)
Area served
Key people
  • Increase 1,505.24 crore (US$180 million) (2022)
  • 1,324.65 crore (US$160 million) (2021)
  • Increase 49.69 crore (US$6.0 million) (2022)
  • 37.56 crore (US$4.5 million) (2021)
  • Increase −4.43 crore (US$−530,000) (2022)
  • −245.93 crore (US$−29 million) (2021)
Total assets
  • Decrease 681.27 crore (US$82 million) (2022)
  • 714.45 crore (US$86 million) (2021)
  • Gati-Kintetsu Express Pvt Ltd.
  • Gati Kausar India Ltd.
  • Gati Import Export Trading Limited
  • Gati Asia Pacific Pte. Ltd.

Gati Limited is an Indian logistics company headquartered in Hyderabad, Telangana.[4][5][6] It engages in surface and air express logistics, warehousing, supply chain, air freight, and e-commerce services. Founded in 1989, Gati first started operations between Madras (now Chennai) and Madurai.

In 2020, it was acquired by Allcargo Logistics. Shashi Kiran Shetty, chairman and founder of Allcargo Logistics Ltd., currently serves as the chairman.[7] Gati is listed on the National Stock Exchange and Bombay Stock Exchange.


Early history[edit]

Gati was founded in 1989 and began providing same-day courier and distribution services and courier management between Chennai and Madurai. The company expanded to Hyderabad, Bangalore (now Bengaluru), Chennai and Hosur within the same year.[8]

It became the first company in India to start providing the delivery date on the docket and started offering a money back guarantee.[9] The company was incorporated in 1995 as Gati Corporation Ltd.


Introduced 3PL in India

Began offering multi-modal services, courier services and international operations to SAARC countries[citation needed]

2001–2008: Growth and expansion[edit]

Launched Vehicle Tracking System, a centralised computer system to manage people, packages and vehicles in real time

Created a centralized call centre in Nagpur.[10]


Gati signed a joint venture agreement with Kintetsu World Express for their express distribution and supply chain business to form Gati–KWE, which is a subsidiary of Gati.[11][12]

Introduced its e-commerce logistics services [13]


Acquired by Allcargo Logistics[14]


  1. ^ "Gati Founder and MD Mahendra Agarwal resigns". The Economic Times. Retrieved 20 September 2022.
  2. ^ a b c d "Annual Report 2021-22" (PDF). Archived (PDF) from the original on 20 September 2022. Retrieved 20 September 2022.
  3. ^ MarketScreener. "GATI LIMITED : Shareholders Board Members Managers and Company Profile | INE152B01027 | MarketScreener". www.marketscreener.com. Retrieved 20 September 2022.
  4. ^ "Gati plans more investment in warehouses". Business Standard India. Press Trust of India. 8 February 2009. Retrieved 10 October 2017.
  5. ^ "Gati to set up joint venture with Japan's Kintetsu World Express - Livemint". www.livemint.com. 13 February 2012. Retrieved 10 October 2017.
  6. ^ Kurmanath, K V (8 December 2015). "Gati to make e-commerce foray". The Hindu Business Line. Retrieved 10 October 2017.
  7. ^ "Mr. Shetty takes over as Gati Ltd. Chairman".
  8. ^ "Gati Courier Ltd". 13 February 2015. Retrieved 10 October 2017.
  9. ^ Sampler, Jeffrey L. (28 October 2014). Bringing Strategy Back: How Strategic Shock Absorbers Make Planning Relevant in a World of Constant Change. John Wiley & Sons. ISBN 9781118830079.
  10. ^ CIO.in. "Indian logistics industry set to take giant leaps". CIO India. Retrieved 21 October 2017.
  11. ^ "Gati to form JV with KWE of Japan". The Hindu. 13 February 2012. ISSN 0971-751X. Retrieved 21 October 2017.
  12. ^ "GATI TO SET UP JOINT VENTURE WITH JAPAN'S KINTETSU WORLD EXPRESS". livemint.com. 13 February 2012. Retrieved 10 October 2017.
  13. ^ indiainfoline.com. "Gati Q1FY18 consolidated net profit rises 258.8% yoy". Retrieved 21 October 2017.
  14. ^ "Gati to return to profitability next quarter: Allcargo Logistics". The Economic Times. Retrieved 8 May 2021.