Overview

EFL is more than just a freight forwarding company.

A leader in global supply chain solutions, EFL has provided air freight, ocean freight, warehousing and other solutions to the international shipping community. We offer an extensive service menu, backed by a network of owned offices and innovative facilities. Our innovative approach to freight forwarding combined with our willingness to embrace digital is the recipe for your business' success.

EFL is a recognized leader in freight forwarding across many verticals, including agriculture, apparel, pharmaceuticals, technology, automotive and more.

 

EFL Overview

Our Purpose

Transforming Supply Chains

Transforming Supply Chains

We create innovative solutions using technology and digitalization. We constantly review and reengineer our processes, saving the business and our customers both time and money.

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Growing Businesses

Growing Businesses

We love what we do. We love who we work with and are fired up to improve our solutions, so that customers can grow their businesses and we grow along with them. Our focus and purpose is for customers to succeed. When customers prosper, we shall, too.

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Growing Businesses

Our Values & Discipline

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Firstly we will be good listeners to grasp customer insight and talk openly together in redefining value. We will never forget our personal touch in creating tremendous customer loyalty. - Hanif Yusoof - Founder & President at EFL

We will be agile and create incremental value that will add up. Do what it takes to exceed expectations. - Hanif Yusoof - Founder & President at EFL

We are a team that is not afraid of failures, see opportunities where others see obstacles and dare to take risks to enhance both customer and self-experiences. Innovation would be the implementation of our creativity. - Hanif Yusoof - Founder & President at EFL

Our business strategy is to seek benefit for both human beings and environment. We will create a difference even in a small way in being a Socially Conscious and Responsible company. - Hanif Yusoof - Founder & President at EFL

Innovation is our Survival Skill. Whilst we respond to our current customer and organization needs, we will anticipate future trends and develop ideas, products, processes and tools to service future demands rapidly and effectively. - Hanif Yusoof - Founder & President at EFL

History

Our History | 1986

Our History

  • EFL was founded by Hanif Yusoof in 1982 as a 5-man team in a 300 square foot office, widely known as “Expo” to its customers. What was once a small scale operation in the Indian subcontinent has transformed into one of the largest supply chain companies in the world. Our growth was powered by a combination of the relationships we built and our flexible and customized logistics solutions. In 2012, the company rebranded to “EFL” and established its new identity as we continued to expand our global footprint, even in the most limited of markets.
  • EFL is a member of Expolanka PLC in Sri Lanka, and part of SG Holdings Group, a leading logistics organization in Japan. SG Holdings Group includes 24 locally-incorporated subsidiaries in 14 countries outside of Japan, including China, Vietnam and Singapore.
  • 1986 - EFL became a member of the International Air Transport Association (IATA), enforcing global standards for airline safety, security, efficiency and sustainability
  • 1990 - EFL began its first partnership with Evergreen, creating stronger supply chain solutions for its customers
  • 1991 - EFL opened its first overseas operation in Bangladesh
  • 1992 - EFL opened an office in Air Cargo Village, Katunayaka, Sri Lanka
  • 1996 - EFL implemented an overseas expansion into India and Mauritius, creating touchpoints across several countries
  • 1997 - EFL opened its Orugodawatta, Sri Lanka CFS location, its first property investment for the company
  • 1998 - EFL ranked in Sri Lanka’s global air freight rankings for the first time. We also opened an office in Pakistan
  • 2001 - EFL made huge strides with expansions into South Africa, Kenya, Madagascar and the UAE as it continued to expand its global footprint
  • 2005 - EFL received its first global award from Limited Brands.
  • 2008 - EFL touched down in the United States, opening its first office in New York
  • 2009 - EFL opened its Indonesia, Vietnam, Cambodia and Philippines offices
  • 2011 - Our organization rebranded from Expolanka to EFL
  • 2012 - EFL opened its first offices throughout Mainland China and Hong Kong, expanding our global reach even further
  • 2013 - EFL began operations in Maldives
  • 2014 - EFL began its EGDC free port operations and opened its first office in Myanmar
  • 2016 - EFL’s HQ campus received its Leadership in Energy and Environmental Design (LEED) Gold Certification, an internationally recognized honor for prioritizing metrics that matter most: energy savings, water efficiency, CO2 emissions reduction, improved indoor environmental quality and more
  • 2017 - EFL continued to invest in its United States presence by opening offices in Miami, Atlanta, Los Angeles, Chicago, New Jersey and Columbus
  • 2019 - EFL embarked on its digitalization journey to better serve our customers and their needs. EFL also opened a new office in Taiwan
  • 2020 - EFL continued to strengthen its global footprint with two new office locations in Belgium and Denmark

Our Culture

At EFL, founder Hanif Yusoof encourages transparency, dedicated work ethic and, most importantly, family. Our work family is filled with unique, inspirational and inquisitive people who are always searching for something greater - we'll help you reach that goal in any way we can. With a career in global supply chain solutions, your potential is limitless.

Our Culture
Our Culture
Our Culture
Our Culture
Our Culture
Our Culture
Our Culture

At EFL, founder Hanif Yusoof encourages transparency, dedicated work ethic and, most importantly, family. Our work family is filled with unique, inspirational and inquisitive people who are always searching for something greater - we'll help you reach that goal in any way we can. With a career in global supply chain solutions, your potential is limitless.

Join the EFL Team!

EFL is a company filled with supply chain experts. Get a jump start on your career - learn more about our available positions at the intern, manager and executive levels.

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