Bensenville Executive Aims to Develop China Connection

Bensenville, Illinois - Jan 28, 2013

Kitty Pon, who was born and raised in Taipei, Taiwan, came to the United States in 1981, and has volleyed her international ties into a thriving business based in Bensenville.

She and her husband own and operate Pactrans Air & Sea Inc., which provides logistical services, including transportation of products from overseas to the United States. They handle logistics for a variety of companies, including Wal-Mart, she said.

"We do everything with international supply chains," she said.

Although she has seen her business grow from a two-person staff and about 800 square feet to roughly 140,000 square feet and 50 workers, she still seeks to expand.

That's why she recently returned from a trade mission to Shanghai and Beijing, China, hosted by the Illinois Department of Commerce and Economic Opportunity, Office of Trade and Investment, and the Small Business Administration. She was among eight Illinois companies that met with about 200 company representatives as well as government officials in China.

In fact, SBA officials are expected to tour Pactrans on Oct. 3, which had been postponed from Sept. 27 because the company would be just too busy with a big project at that time, Pon said.

But it was her trip to China last month that she formed ties with new customers and companies overseas, she said.

She believes the trade shows and other meetings allowed her to develop nearly $2 million worth of revenue. And that could help her to create or retain about 20 jobs, she said.

But this wasn't her only time in China. She's traveled there a couple of times of years over the last 15 years, aiming to develop that network.

"It is an opportunity to meet more contacts, partner, vendor, (and) build up the network and new business venture," she said.

Source: Pactrans Air & Sea, Inc.

About Pactrans Air & Sea, Inc.

Headquarted in Bensenville, IL, and doing business for nearly 30 years, Pactrans Air & Sea has established itself as one of the world's leading international logistics companies. Providing a wide range of services, including: import / export air and ocean freight, warehousing and distribution, local trucking, trade shows and product trading / sourcing. Read more about us for more information. We are: CNS (an IATA Co), FMC, NVOCC, MBE and most recently WBE certified organization.

951-961 Thorndale Avenue

Bensenville, IL 60106

847-766-9988 | Fax: 847-766-9025


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