Chennai, 06 February 2015: Parry Travels, the Travel Services Division of Parry Enterprises India Ltd. (part of the INR 243 billion Murugappa Group), launched its Online Travel Portal today. The first Travel Services agency in Chennai to be approved by IATA (in 1948), Parry Travels has now expanded its suite of services to the netizens as well, through the comprehensive travel services portal

The portal was launched today by Mr Arun Murugappan, Director of Parry Enterprises, and the first ticket was issued to Mr MM Murugappan, Vice Chairman of Murugappa Group and Chairman of Parry Enterprises India Ltd.

Speaking about the latest services for customer delight, Mr Arun Murugappan said, “For over 6 decades now, Parry Travels has been engaged in offering a range of travel services, from airline ticketing, Passport and Visa services, Forex, Car rentals and Hotel Bookings, and also to the MICE (Meetings, Incentives, Conferences and Events) segment. With the promise of ease of usage and best deals, the new portal will add further convenience to the discerning traveler.”

Besides Travel Services, Parry Enterprises India Ltd is engaged in the manufacture of polymer meshes and packaged drinking water. The products are sold under the brand names Parry, Tuflex, Tufnet and Rakshak in India, UAE, East Africa and SAARC countries. It is also a leading player in the distribution of food ingredients.

About Murugappa Group

Founded in 1900, the INR 243 Billion Murugappa Group is one of India’s leading business conglomerates. The Group has 28 businesses including ten listed Companies traded in NSE & BSE. Headquartered in Chennai, the major Companies of the Group include Carborundum Universal Ltd., Cholamandalam Investment and Finance Company Ltd., Cholamandalam MS General Insurance Company Ltd., Coromandel International Ltd., Coromandel Engineering Company Ltd., E.I.D. Parry (India) Ltd., Parry Agro Industries Ltd., Sabero Organics Ltd., Shanthi Gears Ltd., Tube Investments of India Ltd., and Wendt (India) Ltd.

Market leaders in served segments including Abrasives, Auto Components, Transmission systems, Cycles, Sugar, Farm Inputs, Fertilisers, Plantations, Bio-products and Nutraceuticals, the Group has forged strong alliances with leading international companies like Groupe Chimique Tunisien, Foskor, Mitsui Sumitomo, Morgan Advanced Materials, Sociedad Química y Minera de Chile (SQM), Yanmar & Co. and and Compagnie Des Phosphat De Gafsa (CPG). The Group has a wide geographical presence all over India and spanning 6 continents.

Renowned brands like BSA, Hercules, Ballmaster, Ajax, Parry’s, Chola, Gromor, Shanthi Gears and Paramfos are from the Murugappa stable. The organization fosters an environment of professionalism and has a workforce of over 32,000 employees.