Purushottam P Singhal
Director, Transport Wings (Cal) Pvt Ltd
A glorious business legacy. A deep desire to cherish and foster the spirit of that legacy. When the two converge, a successful family business is transformed into a byword for excellence and innovation and forges new frontiers as a pioneer brand in the transport industry.
Purushottam Singhal, CEO, Transport Wings (Cal) Private Limited,is the scion of a well-known business family in Calcutta. In 1956, just nine years after Independence, his father late Shri Punamchand Singhal had the vision and courage to dream of a network of road transport services linking all major cities in India.
The challenges were daunting: absence of roads and infrastructure, low levels of literacy, lack of knowledge, and financial issues. However, within five years, his exemplary determination and commitment, led to the fledgling initiative emerge as a pan Indian road transport services provider.
The organization has several laudable firsts to its credit. In the 1971 Indo-Pakistan War, the company delivered military equipment to Indian military outposts under black out conditions imposed by the war. In another first, they transported goods along the 2400 km stretch between Maharashtra and West Bengal in just 36 hours to avert a plant shutdown!
Shri Purushottam Singhal took over as CEO of the organization in 1990. It marked yet another milestone in the growth and evolution of this robust and dynamic organization.A graduate in Commerce (Hons), Shri Purushottam Singhal also holds a Master’s degree in Supply Chain Management from the Symbiosis Institute of Management, Pune.
In 1990, Shri Purushottam Singhal was forced to step into the family business because of his father’s illness. He was then just 11 or 12 years old! Meanwhile his mother Smt. Radha Devi Singhal was heading the company and the young boy, guided by his parents, quickly learnt on the job! However, his father’s untimely death and financial difficulties faced by the company resulted in several organizational downsizing efforts—all these unanticipated troublesome developments provided a radical opportunity for the young boy to learn how to foster and build resilience—both individual and organizational.
In 2004, Shri Uttam Singhal, his younger brother, joined the organization. It takes two hands to clap… it takes two brothers with a shared vision to create a turning point in the organization, which has registered a steady upward swing since then.
Inheritors of a glorious legacy, Transport Wings (Cal) Pvt. Limited, steered by Shri Purushottam Singhal incorporates high standards of professionalism and technology-led solutions to enable Transport Wings (Cal) impart innovative and customised solutions to transportation requirements by road, rail, flight and sea to destinations across the world.
Shri Purushottam Singhal’s vision and dynamism won the organization several coveted award and accolades including the Best Logistics Company (2019).
The Singhal family is deeply involved in several philanthropic causes. Shri Purushottam Singhal is Trustee, Sri Agrasen International Hospital, New Delhi and Founder Trustee of Agarwa Dham .
From small beginnings in 1956 to its current position as a global leader in transport solutions, is indeed an incredible story of entrepreneurial spirit and vision. The USP of the organization —Professionalism with a human touch—’Professionalcarriers with care’— tells us that when precision, passion and purpose converge, we witness the blossoming of an entrepreneurial vision.