DB Schenker Opens Its 2nd Largest Warehouse In India
Schenker India Pvt. Ltd, part of DB Schenker, the transport and logistics division of Deutsche Bahn AG, has announced the opening of its biggest warehouse in India at Bhiwandi near Mumbai in western region. The 172,841 sqft (approx. 16,000 sqm) facility begins the operation with a staff of around 60 people by providing state-of-the-art warehousing operations for palletized and non-palletized cargo to the city and nearby areas. Two other large Schenker Logistics Centers covering 362,000 sqft (33,400 sqm) space are already operational in the area with modern supply chain capabilities.
DB Schenker customers in the western region of India will now be served even better with a shorter response time, availability of products and seamless last mile deliveries to the destinations. Strategically located off National Highway no. 3 (Mumbai-Nashik Highway), the logistics centre features uninterrupted power back- up, advanced warehousing management and distribution system; enabling convenient end-to-end logistics solutions and value-added services.
The new warehouse management system facilitates customers with analysis of product supply, forecast and demand fulfillment, real-time data input, interface capabilities, web order placing, and many other customized functions ensuring a better visibility through the supply chain process.
“Improving our services levels and adding value to the distribution system is our top priority.” – said Mr. Shrichand Chimnani, Director Logistics, Schenker India Pvt. Ltd. “The new warehouse will allow us to consolidate a smart distribution system for customers in the west region. The tactical location and modern infrastructure ensures the high efficiency level in our operations even in case of anticipated increase in product volumes in next few years.”
“The new warehouse will enhance DB Schenker’s supply chain competence for key industries like healthcare, electronics, consumer, retail and aerospace in the western region. We have a vast customer base here and plan to gradually ramp up our distribution activities from this logistics center.” said Mr. K. Sankar, Director (Region West India), Schenker India Pvt. Ltd.