Name of Recipient:
Mr. Steven Tan
Singapore is one of the world’s busiest port with its strategic location. Many freight forwarding companies have sprung up in Singapore over the years to leverage on the high volume of import and export activities. For those who are looking for global logistics solutions and superior customer service, they should look no further than Leo Logistics Pte Ltd.
Leo Logistics is established in 2009 by Steven Tan, a young entrepreneur who started his company at age of twenty seven. Leo Logistics provides one-stop solutions to its international clients, to meet their logistical needs which include air, sea and land transportation, warehousing facilities, cargo insurance and customs brokering.
Steven graduated with a diploma in supply chain management and a bachelor degree with distinction in transport and logistics management. He was soon invited to join a multinational shipping and freight forwarding company in 2005 through a mutual friend, where he learnt the ropes of the industry as a sales and marketing executive.
For Steven, the turning point came about in early 2009, when an opportunity arose for him to set up and run a freight forwarding company of his own. “I am lucky to meet benefactors along my career path and the opportunity and timing back then were right for me to take the leap.” Riding on the opportunity, Steven then established Leo Logistics in late 2009; the company name inspired by and taken after Steven’s horoscope, as well as his wish for his company and staffs to possess the pride and ambition of the symbolic lion.
When the company first started, it focused mainly on import and export of cars and soon emerged as one of the leading forwarders preferred by both local and global automobile clients. However, his clients and business felt a strain when there were regulatory changes affecting the export of cars from Singapore.
“We felt challenged and I needed to act fast to sustain my business. Diversification is required.” Steven’s efforts paid off and today, besides specializing in automobile logistics, the company also focuses in petrochemical shipping, bitumen transportation, heavy lift, vessel chartering, project cargo handling and cold room storage. Diversification proved to be a wise choice and it has enabled Leo Logistics to penetrate into more markets and record steady growth since their second year of operations.
“This industry is highly competitive and volatile. To stand out from competition, we at Leo Logistics value relationship management and customer service. I attend to clients personally, listen to their needs, share my experience and knowledge and most importantly, offer a solution. My staffs are customer-oriented, fast and responsive. This is how we managed to win new customers and retained loyal customers. Today, some of them are my closest friends.”
With five years of entrepreneurial experience, Steven has learnt many meaningful lessons and there are a few he wants to share. He said, “An entrepreneur should always have a positive and never give up attitude. Venturing into a business is never easy and the path to success will takes time to build. One will require courage and faith to walk this path. Whenever you look back, behind each obstacle is a valuable lesson to learn and to remember.”
Steven then added, “Be sincere and humble to others and value the trust and relationship built over time.”
Under Steven’s leadership, Leo Logistics has earned its credible reputation and awareness in the freight forwarding industry within a short few years, competing alongside with veteran companies. It is an impressive achievement, especially when you consider both Steven and his company’s age.
“I attribute my small success to all my clients, vendors and colleagues whom have helped me along the way. Without their support, Leo Logistics would not have made it this far. A sincere thanks to them.”
Indeed, it does seem that Leo Logistics has established a stronghold in its industry. With their high standard of services, complemented with Steven’s enthusiasm and passion for his work, there is no question that Leo Logistics will continue to be steadfast like a lion for many good years to come.
221 Henderson Road #04-11
Henderson Building S(159557)
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