e2e Supply Chain Management, generally referred to as e2e or e2e SCM, is a logistic services company in Pakistan. The company provides transport and logistics services ranging from International Freight Management and Road Transportation to Warehousing, Afghan Transit Trade and Supply Chain Management Solutions. It provides these services for a variety of sectors including: Retail Fashion, Textile, Commodities, Pharmaceutical, FMCG, and Hi-tech. Currently e2e has offices in 14 cities in Pakistan with its head office located in Karachi. Its network also extends through to Afghanistan and Bangladesh.
e2e was formed by CEO Abid Butt in February 2006. After leaving French logistics company Geodis, Butt and a friend established e2e with 2 million rupees of seed capital and four employees, including Butt himself.
In the early stages of e2e’s inception, when it was expanding from 25 to 125 people and from 2 to 18 offices, it needed capital for expansion. Butt’s parents allowed him to mortgage their family home, and within 14 months e2e’s cash-flow issue was resolved, and his parents repaid.
Beginning with freight forwarding solutions, e2e soon expanded into warehousing, full truckload (FTL) and less-than-truckload (LTL) services. The scope of operations then extended to incorporate Afghan Transit Trade services (commercial and non-commercial), and consulting services offering supply chain management solutions.
From 2008 to 2010, the company went from a start-up to a multi-million dollar business, growing 1,918 percent with revenues of nearly $75 million with an employee base of 297 people. Currently, e2e employs approximately 800 people.In February 2006, e2e established its first office in Karachi, Pakistan.
In October 2006, e2e established an office in Lahore, Pakistan.
In July and August 2008, e2e simultaneously established the rest of its Pakistan-wide offices and as of 2014, e2e has 14 offices in Pakistan in: Karachi, Lahore, Rawalpindi, Islamabad, Quetta, Multan, Faisalabad, Sukkur, Sahiwal, Rahim Yar Khan, Peshawar, Hyderabad, Sialkot and Gujranwala. From these 14 hubs, e2e’s reach extends to over 200 cities throughout the country.
In August 2009, e2e acquired Human Resources company Prime HR.
In January 2010, e2e acquired its own fleet of trucks, which the company was previously outsourcing. In December 2012, e2e Logistics was created as a spin-off to this fleet.
In June 2012, e2e established Agrimundi.
In September 2013, e2e partnered with UAE’s Rais Hassan Saadi Group to form Pakistan Terminal Operators (PTO).
In 2013 e2e Business Enterprises (e2e BE) formed in collaboration with Pakistan’s leading business house Dawood Hercules Corporation.
In 2009, e2e established itself in Kabul, Afghanistan with four employees. Currently, the company operates in four cities in Afghanistan (Kabul, Kandahar, Hairatan, Mazar-e-Sharif) with a staff of 80 employees.
In 2013, e2e established itself in Bangladesh with offices in Dhaka and Chittagong through its subsidiary e2e SGL.
CEO Abid Butt has stated that he plans on expanding e2e into other regions including the Middle East, Far East, Central Asia and East Africa.
e2e has partnered with Geodis Wilson, a French transport and logistics company since 2008, exclusively in Afghanistan and non-exclusively and non-preferred in Pakistan. In November 2013, Geodis Wilson exhibited interest in further investment in Pakistan. In December 2013, e2e became the preferred agent for Geodis Wilson in Pakistan.
e2e began collaborating with Rais Hassan Saadi Group through its division Freight Connection Group in September 2013 to form Pakistan Terminal Operators (PTO), Pakistan’s first ISO tank cleaning station.
In 2013, e2e collaborated with Dawood Hercules Corporation to form e2e Business Enterprises (e2e BE). This collaboration is expected to launch Pakistan’s first Rice Bran (edible) Oil plant, with production beginning in October 2014.Punjab Government Laptop Project: Transporting 110,000 laptops from Shanghai, China to Lahore, Punjab and distributing them in 36 districts province-wide in collaboration with the Punjab government and French logistics company Geodis Wilson.
KPK Laptop Project: Transporting 25,000 laptops from China to Pakistan in collaboration with the government of Khyber Pakhtunkhwa.
Punjab Government Metro Bus Project: Delivering 45 buses in 2012 and 19 buses in 2013 in specialized vehicles from Karachi's Port in Sindh to Lahore, Punjab in collaboration with the government of Punjab.
In 2013, e2e was awarded "Brand of the Year" in the "Global Freight Forwarding" category by the Brands Foundation.
For the year 2012, e2e was ranked #2 in the Pakistan region for its growth of 892 percent between 2009-2011.
For the year 2011, e2e was ranked #1 on the AllWorld Network’s Pakistan Fast Growth 100 List, for its growth rate of 1,918 percent between 2008-2010. It was ranked #3 on the AllWorld Network’s Arabia 500 (including Turkey and North Africa) List.
For the year 2010, e2e placed #4 in the AllWorld Network's Pakistan Fast Growth 25 ranking, and was the only logistics company on the list. The company grew at the rate of 648 percent between 2007-2009.
A HR company acquired by e2e in August 2009 that focuses on “recruitment, training, outsourcing and consulting.”
e2e Logistics was established in December 2012 and focuses on e2e’s fleet management. The subsidiary operates a fleet of over 200 vehicles including the pioneering 65 foot long train trailer vehicles for logistic solutions in the domestic market
A corporate farming company that aims to increase agricultural yield while reducing wastage, estimated to be up to 40 percent in Pakistan and other developing countries. Agrimundi was established in June 2012 by e2e along with founders of three other Pakistan-based companies: Inbox Business Technologies, Creative Chaos, and ARPATECH.
PTO was founded in September 2013 in collaboration with UAE company Rais Hassan Saadi Group, and functions as one of the first ISO tank cleaning and service depots of its type in Pakistan. Services offered include the handling and storage, cleaning, inspection and repair of ISO tanks.
e2e BE is a company that aims to establish “Pakistan’s first Rice Bran (edible) Oil plant, utilizing rice bran which is basically wasted right now,” in collaboration with Dawood Hercules Corporation. Its goal is to “generate untapped income from waste products,” “produce Refined Rice Bran Oil,” introduce “specialized processing technology,” “an independent co-generation power plant” and “be a source of value added products that can be further processed.” As yet the project, named “Project Basanti,” is in the pipeline with an estimated commencement of October 2014.