INTERVIEW: Tiby Varghese, Verks Global Logistics
Tiby Varghese is the owner of UAE-based Verks Global Logistics.
Tell me about your company
Verks Global Logistics (VGL) was established in 2010. We are a 3PL & 4PL, providing supply chain management solutions, including international and domestic transportation, warehousing, customs brokerage, freight forwarding and trade consulting services.
VGL has well designed logistic centres located within and outside the custom bonded area that are able to easily cater to customers’ logistics requirements, both locally and internationally. Our facilities are divided into two parts – (a) racked area (stackable) and (b) bulk storage area (non-stackable).
Our workforce can provide specialised logistics support for project cargo movements, and fairs and exhibitions.
Our motto is ‘Verks Global Logistics is firmly committed to provide its customers a comprehensive global logistics solution that could cost effectively meet their growing requirements’.
How did you get started off working in this industry and what do you enjoy most about your job?
I began my career in the freight industry 12 years ago, initially in sales. The beauty of this field is that every day is a new challenge, and you keep learning, no matter how much experience you have. If you have flavour of passion for this industry then it’s inevitable. Every customer has their own unique requirements and finding a suitable logistics solution for them is challenging at times but we enjoy taking the pressure off the customer and putting them at ease with our expertise – particularly during project cargo movements where we are planning the entire operation and executing it with precision. This is a challenging but enjoyable task.
During the operation, sometimes overcoming the unforeseen hurdles makes doing the job successfully all the more satisfying.
What were the milestones in the RECENTyears?
The biggest milestone for VGL was overcoming the recession period when it was truly survival of the fittest. We launched during this time and with the valued support and trust of our clients we managed to sustain our business successfully throughout this critical time with so many other businesses were running into trouble. Second, I am proud to say we have commenced our LTL service to Qatar.
What have you got coming up in 2016?
We intend to expand our LTL operation to Muscat and we also plan to open new branch offices in Abu Dhabi as well as overseas.