Gati Ltd., an Allcargo Group company and one of India’s express logistics and supply chain solutions providers, has launched a state-of-the-art and tech-enabled surface transhipment centre and distribution warehouse (STCDW) at Bhiwandi on the outskirts of Mumbai.
“The mega STCDW, spread over an area of over 1.48 lakh sq. ft, is a Grade A warehouse observing the highest level of construction quality, advanced technologies and a skilled and trained workforce to offer its customers the expertise of express cargo distribution operations, supply chain visibility, reduced dwell time and time definite deliveries,” said Adarsh Hegde, Managing Director, Gati Ltd.
With workforce strength of 276 people, the Mumbai mega distribution hub is a terminus for Mumbai and Navi Mumbai, to cater to short haul or regional distribution as well as consolidate-sort-dispatch of long-haul loads for the rest of the country.
The Mumbai hub has been designed in compliance with the green norms and is equipped with built-to-suit technology-enabled warehouses of global standards and advanced features and material handling facilities along with integrated warehousing and distribution mechanisms and superior safety features.
Battery operated hand pallet trolleys have been deployed at the facility to ensure operational efficiency. The Steel pallets instead of plastic or wooden pallets are being used at the facility keeping the environment sustainability in focus.
“The STCDW has also planned to have solarisation facility which will generate 150 KW of power. An AI-powered round-the-clock tracking system at the facility offers real-time visibility of the cargo movements,” said Hedge.
Pirojshaw Sarkari, CEO, Gati Ltd. said, “Our STCDW will help them enhance cost efficiency, inventory movements and speed-to-market. The launch of the Mumbai STCDW will further strengthen our position in the highly competitive express logistics space. Bhiwandi has been an undisputed choice for us to set up our super hub thanks to its ability to offer seamless connectivity, congestion-free access to warehouses and convenient inward and outward movements of heavy-duty haulage trucks. With more STCs in line across India with Grade A warehousing facilities, we are working towards developing a robust supply chain backbone, catering to a range of industries."
Gati aims to build a diverse workforce by encouraging women professionals to join its workforce.