Panalpina has reached a milestone in Peru after reaching half a century since it started forwarding operations in the South American country.
The freight forwarder officially opened for business in Lima on 19 August, 1968 establishing a presence in the key Americas port and beginning what it said has “proved to be a beneficial and long-lasting relationship with the local community”.
Since that opening day, Panalpina has moved three times to accommodate its growing staff and has also added a 4,000 square metre warehouse facility on Villa El Salvador.
The results of the company’s recent global annual employee engagement survey showed its team in Peru ranked as number one for employee engagement in the world.
Panalpina Peru managing director, Maria Eugenia Barbero said: “Our local leadership team really worked hard not just to improve but to excel, and I’m thrilled with the results. Their efforts have had an enormously positive effect on our team and I am excited to see how it pays off in the years to come.”
Over the years, the Panalpina Peru team has collected and donated non-perishable food to the victims of the rains due to the El Niño Phenomenon, donated books for the new library at Antonio Raymondi National Public School, participated in blood drives and many other activities. “We are all Lima residents and Peruvians and we must all help ensure our city and country continues to thrive,” Barbero said.
The Panalpina team will recognise its 50-year milestone anniversary with a celebration on 18 August highlighting the growth and success they have achieved together so far and toasting what’s to come.
“I think it’s a wonderful way to celebrate both the history and the future of Panalpina Peru,” said regional CEO Americas, Frank Hercksen. “I wish all Panalpina Peru employees, past and present, many congratulations and hope that they are looking forward to the next 50 years.”