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
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.