Cold Storage

StoreFresh your Cold Chain Partner in East India

There are plenty of businesses out there that provides perishable and temperature-sensitive products. Cold storage warehouses give them a proper and organized place to store those products safely. Cold storage facilities are commonly built to store perishable goods for a period of time. At StoreFresh, we provide cold storage facilities that are carefully designed to meet our client’s needs and purposes.

StoreFresh has tie ups with local Cold units and we provide the necessary services as and when required. During times of need we even take up control of the necessary operations. We have provisions for development of built to suit models for corporate giants. The goods we handle are sensitive to temperature and we ensure that the correct temperature is maintained every instant. Quick movement, power backups, data loggers, coolers, humidifiers for controlling moisture are the various facilities that our cold storages are equipped with. StoreFresh has separate rooms for different items to prevent smell from spreading out.

StoreFresh stores your products at the right temperatures and even keep them that way during long trips. Our cold storage facilities are designed to preserve your perishable goods in the most efficient and cost-effective manner possible.

It is needless to mention that cold storage solutions have become an integral part of storage solutions. Cold storage solutions are designed to elongate the life of perishable products and avoid food spoilage. Keeping that in mind, at StoreFresh, we provide chilled, frozen and dry/ambient multi-storage facilities to our clients. Being one of the leading cold storage providers in East India, our facilities are located in Kolkata, Jamshedpur, Bhubaneswar, Patna, Ranchi and Guwahati. Our cold storage facilities also feature real-time temperature, humidity mapping and thermal tracking. From controlling the moisture level in the room or keep the room icy cold, we provide our customers with different cold storage solutions.

StoreFresh offers a comprehensive cold storage warehousing infrastructure facility by providing an optimum mix of Frozen units, Chillers as well as Ambient warehousing. In keeping with the strict norms of industry standards and regulations, we adhere to all the specifications laid down as per the system of procedures specified by the clients. We install the best insulation panels made from the most reputed vendors across the country. Our refrigeration and cooling systems are energy efficient and of high class technology. We offer different temperature zones ranging from -25°C to +20°C spread across the units. The cold rooms boast itself of having air tight sealed doors thus helping to maintain controlled temperature, humidity and prevent leakages.

StoreFresh uses best in the Cooling Refrigerant i.e. 404A, which is rated as an A1 from ASHRAE. That means that it is non-toxic and non-flammable. These are in-accordance to industry standards and a good substitute for ammonia.

StoreFresh provides different storage facilities to utilize the space in the best possible way. As per the need, we set up with structures.

Mezzanine structure are set used at multiple height levels to storage goods and are operated manually or use lifts for vertical movement. This type of storage provides advantage of maximum utilization of space as small aisle space is required to be maintained in between storage areas.

Palletized storages (racking systems) are used for faster movement of goods. This storage system uses modern material handling equipments and infra to store as well as transfer goods in pallets itself.

Standard heights and stacking is maintained in all the storage formats to ensure there is no breakage/crushing of goods.

We use data loggers in each room to monitor real time temperature and humidity to maintain the quality and enhance the life of the product. Separate zones for different temperature materials and inventory management are there in our facilities.

We also use insulated curtain strips to prevent temperature loss and well as stop dirt and foreign materials to enter the cold rooms.

We at StoreFresh take necessary precautions and install adequate fire-fighting systems in all our warehouses and cold storages. Full security camera surveillance are installed across the entire premise with controlled access. We also use of best of safety equipment and accessories for our employees to ensure their health and continuous operations in cold temperatures.

100% power back-up systems available 24 hours in case of power outages. Our Cold Storages have multiple dock points for loading and unloading to prevent delays and faster movement. Container charging stations deployed at all docks and parking bays to assist temperature management.

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Geographies we cover

  • West Bengal
  • Odisha
  • Jharkhand
  • Assam
  • Bihar

Cold Storage in West Bengal

West Bengal is all set to have its specialized cold storage operational and it is going to be first in India of such a scale. This shall be instrumental in preventing sudden hike in prices. The land with technology from Italy is all set for the operation. Our services in West Bengal cover a wide area which includes Kolkata, Howrah, Kharagpur, Siliguri, and Durgapur. Post COVID-19 period cold storage is expected to face a major rise in demand in the state of West Bengal. StoreFresh aims to reach out to those areas of interest and subsequently widen the customer base.

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Cold Storage in Odisha

Majority of the districts that lack cold storage facilities happens to be the major producer of perishable products. The facilities that are in a non-existing state needs to be restored and utilized to the maximum capacity. Steps need to be taken to increase the facilities in places where they are abysmally low. Modifications are required to ensure that the crops produced are stored as and when required. Private sector needs to play their key roles in construction of facilities and operate during times of need. Bhubaneswar and Cuttack are the major areas of interest which StoreFresh seeks to explore and take forth the business ahead.

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Cold Storage in Jharkhand

Jharkhand loses a big percentage of its perishable production due to lack of cold storage facilities, improper logistic operations. Jharkhand has the vision to be the leading Indian state in matters of food processing. Development of cold storage facilities is one of the major requirement to achieve the desired goal. StoreFresh hopes to play a crucial part in the process of achievement of this aim by spreading the facilities of cold storage to and far in the cities of Ranchi and Jamshedpur and Dhanbad.

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Cold Storage in Assam

The Covid-19 lockdown had created situation wherein farmers failed to sell their products due to the absence of facilities of cold storage within their proper reach. This led to an irregularity in the supply chain. The department of agriculture has admitted the fact that there is a dearth of cold storage facilities in the state of Assam. StoreFresh aims to reach out to the state especially Guwahati.

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Cold Storage in Bihar

Bihar has seen a rapid increase in the modernized facilities of cold storage. The investment has made positive advancements in various fields like reformations in the market, investment subsidies. A major percentage of the farmers take part in cold storage and the availability of the same has led to an increase in the value chains. StoreFresh definitely would venture out in a place like that where cold storage plays such an important role, Patna being the place of major interest.

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Geographies we cover

COLD STORAGE IN WEST BENGAL

Eastern India’s topmost warehousing hub, Kolkata ranked the highest for warehouseing space demand. The major warehousing clusters are Dankuni and suburbs, National Highway -16, Taratala-Maheshtala, Madhyamgram-Barasat. These clusters are waiting for the economy to get a kickstart for attracting the occupier interest. Kolkata is on its way to secure the key position as a warehousing hub. Modern warehouses featuring good location, wide road access, quality constrution, relevant licences, appropriate carpet area, 24×7 power supply and back-up, good shed height, sufficient number of docks with right dock height (for easy movement of vehicles), enormous day-light, proper air ventilation, basic office and IT setup, fire safety, parking facility, water storage drainage, dedicated security control, etc. are getting build. As per the requirement, StoreFresh scouts and finds the best suitable warehouse / godown available for rent, gets the necessary checks done, build and make all the relevant facilities available. We at StoreFresh are all geared to provide the best of our warehouse and warehousing services in all these clusters (huge warehouses) as well as in-city warehouses (small warehouses/ godowns) to help your business reach the zenith of success.

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COLD STORAGE IN ODISHA

Eastern India’s topmost warehousing hub, Kolkata ranked the highest for warehouseing space demand. The major warehousing clusters are Dankuni and suburbs, National Highway -16, Taratala-Maheshtala, Madhyamgram-Barasat. These clusters are waiting for the economy to get a kickstart for attracting the occupier interest. Kolkata is on its way to secure the key position as a warehousing hub. Modern warehouses featuring good location, wide road access, quality constrution, relevant licences, appropriate carpet area, 24×7 power supply and back-up, good shed height, sufficient number of docks with right dock height (for easy movement of vehicles), enormous day-light, proper air ventilation, basic office and IT setup, fire safety, parking facility, water storage drainage, dedicated security control, etc. are getting build. As per the requirement, StoreFresh scouts and finds the best suitable warehouse / godown available for rent, gets the necessary checks done, build and make all the relevant facilities available. We at StoreFresh are all geared to provide the best of our warehouse and warehousing services in all these clusters (huge warehouses) as well as in-city warehouses (small warehouses/ godowns) to help your business reach the zenith of success.

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COLD STORAGE IN JHARKHAND

Jharkhand has come all the way to bag its place as one of eastern India’s leading industrial hubs. Jamshedpur, Ranchi, and Dhanbad are three of Jharkhand’s busiest cities of the State. Driven by middle class business community, are into iron & steel sector, serving majorly TATA Steel, and thier ancilaries. Jamshedpur is growing and expanding its base. Infrastructure development is happening at a fast pace, and in not more than a decade, this will be one of the smartest city in India. StoreFresh has extended its warehousing services to Jharkhand, and are majorly serving industrial, automotive, and ecommerce clients.

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COLD STORAGE IN ASSAM

Assam’s excellent road network has helped its cities to expand its warehousing activities. Assam’s capital Guwahati has emerged as one of the fastest-growing warehousing spot in the state as well as all over the country. The best part is that cities like Kolkata, Jalpaiguri, Shillong, Imphal, Dibrugarh and Aizawl are also easily accessible from Guwahati via superb road connectivity. Leading companies from the sectors of pharmaceutical, FMCG, FMCD and e-commerce have leased warehouses in Guwahati and its suburbs. The top warehousing clusters of Guwahati are NH-27, NH-17 and Rampur.

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COLD STORAGE IN BIHAR

With new and advanced technologies, urbanization and the ever-growing world of online shopping, Bihar has witnessed a massive surge in warehouse leasing over the past few years. With the entry of e-commerce players like Amazon and Flipkart and global MNCs like Coca-Cola, Pepsi and Samsung, the development of superior and pre-engineered warehousing facilities have also expanded. Patna, being the capital and largest city of Bihar also caters to the warehousing needs of other cities such as Darbhanga, Muzaffarpur, Gaya and Bihar Sharif. Massive warehousing development has occurred on the Patna-Gaya road to the South, NH-922 to the West, and NH-31 to the East. StoreFresh eagerly looks forward to add on to this development process via our services of warehousing.

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Industries we serve

  • F&V
  • Dairy
  • Frozen
  • Pharma
  • Dessert

Cold Chain for Fruits & Vegetables

Maintenance of temperature together with humidity is essential to keep up the good state of the perishables. Fruits like apples and oranges are classified as per their thermal incompatibility. Bulk cold stores work on a seasonal basis and they are meant for fruits like apples. Small cold stores having facilities for pre-cooling are meant for fresh fruits like grapes that are also meant for export. We at StoreFresh provide the necessary facilities to keep your fruits healthy and fresh. We deal with domestic and imported fruits like kiwi, pears, dragon fruits, grapes etc. as well as dry and dried fruits. We have cold rooms for fruits. The fruits arrive at StoreFresh directly from the farms and we process it further to ensure it reaches our customers safely. Sorting to differentiate the various sizes, cleaning of fruits, labelling and packaging in tray, shrink wraps are some of the facilities that are provided at StoreFresh.

Cold Chain for Dairy Products

We deal with different dairy products like cheese, butter and paneer. These products differ from each other and has to be stored at the desired temperature and condition. The products are stored under temperature controlled conditions where the temperature ranges between 10 to -15 degree Celsius.

Cold Chain for Frozen Food

Commodities like meat, fish, chicken, peas and corn are stored under regulated temperature conditions. Being highly priced products, these require strict temperature regulations and we ensure that the freshness of the products is maintained. There are times when the supply and the demand curves don’t match and the need arises to hold back the products for longer periods of time. We take enough care to ensure that the quality is maintained and freshness guaranteed. We serve Quick Service Restaurants and store their products like patty and McCain products like nuggets.

Cold Chain for Pharma

Post COVID-19 period, there has been a marked increase in the demand of medicines and it has become an equally important task to store the medicines and maintain their proper records. Storage of medicines in huge quantities is now the need of the hour for longer periods of time and with that the demand for well maintained cold storage facilities is also on the rise. Pharma industry demands efficient manpower, proper infrastructure facilities, and maintenance of appropriate industry standards. We provide the necessary infrastructures and facilities to keep up with the needs and the demands of the industry.

Cold Chain for Desserts & Confectionery

Ice-creams and chocolates need to be stored at perfect temperature conditions to avoid the products from reaching the melting point. Chocolates and ice-cream blocks might get deformed due to unwanted temperature conditions. Chances of flavours getting mixed up might arise due to inappropriate maintenance of temperature. We provide the perfect blend of temperature control and storage of commodities like ice-creams and chocolates and make it double sure that the products are in the right state for consumption.

Industries we cover

Fruits & Vegetables

Maintenance of temperature together with humidity is essential to keep up the good state of the perishables. Fruits like apples and oranges are classified as per their thermal incompatibility. Bulk cold stores work on a seasonal basis and they are meant for fruits like apples. Small cold stores having facilities for pre-cooling are meant for fresh fruits like grapes that are also meant for export. We at StoreFresh provide the necessary facilities to keep your fruits healthy and fresh. We deal with domestic and imported fruits like kiwi, pears, dragon fruits, grapes etc. as well as dry and dried fruits. We have cold rooms for fruits. The fruits arrive at StoreFresh directly from the farms and we process it further to ensure it reaches our customers safely. Sorting to differentiate the various sizes, cleaning of fruits, labelling and packaging in tray, shrink wraps are some of the facilities that are provided at StoreFresh.

Dairy Products

We deal with different dairy products like cheese, butter and paneer. These products differ from each other and has to be stored at the desired temperature and condition. The products are stored under temperature controlled conditions where the temperature ranges between 10 to -15 degree Celsius.

Frozen Food

Commodities like meat, fish, chicken, peas and corn are stored under regulated temperature conditions. Being highly priced products, these require strict temperature regulations and we ensure that the freshness of the products is maintained. There are times when the supply and the demand curves don’t match and the need arises to hold back the products for longer periods of time. We take enough care to ensure that the quality is maintained and freshness guaranteed. We serve Quick Service Restaurants and store their products like patty and McCain products like nuggets.

Pharmaceuticals

Post COVID-19 period, there has been a marked increase in the demand of medicines and it has become an equally important task to store the medicines and maintain their proper records. Storage of medicines in huge quantities is now the need of the hour for longer periods of time and with that the demand for well maintained cold storage facilities is also on the rise. Pharma industry demands efficient manpower, proper infrastructure facilities, and maintenance of appropriate industry standards. We provide the necessary infrastructures and facilities to keep up with the needs and the demands of the industry.

Desserts & Confectionery

Ice-creams and chocolates need to be stored at perfect temperature conditions to avoid the products from reaching the melting point. Chocolates and ice-cream blocks might get deformed due to unwanted temperature conditions. Chances of flavours getting mixed up might arise due to inappropriate maintenance of temperature. We provide the perfect blend of temperature control and storage of commodities like ice-creams and chocolates and make it double sure that the products are in the right state for consumption.

FAQ

A 3PL or a Third-Party Logistics Company majorly provides storage space/ warehouses and transportation services. These companies are specialist in providing a wide range of supply-chain services to its customers, thus relieving the business owners from the day-to-day burden of logistics and paving the way to focus on other areas of business. In addition to the storage of goods, a 3PL company also takes care of quality-checks during inventory in-bounds and out-bounds, warehouse management, accounting, billing, collections, processing like picking and packing of goods, and making the goods ready for the final transit.

There are various levels of logistics services including 1PL, 2PL, 3PL, 4PL, etc. Part of this arrangement is to deal with the complex requirements of the market today. New levels are increasingly being created to deal with business problems in the most efficient way possible. Currently, the most common categories include 3PL, and 4PL.
• First-party logistics – 1PL The term first-party logistics (1PL) describes companies that use their own capacities (trucks, warehouses, etc.) to store and deliver goods to their customers. They built up their own internal capacities to handle all transport, handling, and storage operations (trucks, warehouses, etc.).
• Second-party logistics – 2PL Service providers who provide transport, handling, or storage services for companies are referred to as second-party logistics (2PL) providers. A typical 2PL providers include freight forwarders, shipping companies, forwarders, and warehousing companies as well as providers of courier, express and parcel services (CEP services). Therefore, 2PL service providers often own and use specialized means of transport to cater to their specific transport work, take on the role of transport of a particular stage or provide a single shipping service in the logistics chain of a client company.
• Third-party logistics – 3PL The 3PL provider is wholly integrated into the processes of their customers, and is neither easily interchangeable nor replaceable, as the manufacturer/ trader usually dismantles its own infrastructure completely. They organize the flow of goods and information for their customers and take over their entire logistics processes. They also include further value-added services in their offerings warehouse and transportation services activities such as production or procurement of goods, order fulfillment, labeling, packaging, assembling, kitting, reverse logistics, information technology services, customs brokering, cross-docking, and forwarding. Long-term partnerships between the logistics service provider and the customer are often the result.
Sometimes 3PL take orders themselves and process them. A 3PL provider can handle invoicing and monitor payment. A 3PL company can also handle return acceptance and repairs. This allows companies to reduce their fixed capital considerably, as they do not have to buy and maintain their own warehouse or fleet. By outsourcing the logistics area, customers can focus on their core competencies.
• Fourth-party logistics – 4PL They are understood as asset-free system integrators who acts as a neutral intermediary between their customers other logistics service providers (3PLs) to ensure the coordination and organization of all business processes along the value chain. The particular task of a 4PL provider is, therefore, to take over the control and integration function within the supply chain without its own operating resources and to increase the efficiency of the supply chain.

A small/ mid-sized business can be satisfied by handling storage/ inventory management/ transportation services themselves, but if a business wants to scale fast, it should get partnered with a 3PL company. To be specific, below are the benefits of a 3PL company:
• Faster Growth and Expansion Among the many responsibilities that 3PL handle, one of them is to ensure that the company gets access to markets where their presence is still not felt. Managing the inventory in a market that is completely new without spending separately on warehouses, labor means saving costs and the effort to get hold of the all-new logistics of the new market.
With the help of 3PLs, businesses can manage fluctuations of seasons and deal with situations of sudden increases in demand. The fine network of connectivity of the 3PLs with service providers helps businesses to link with resources without any kind of risk or added efforts.
• Cost and Time Saving 3PL companies have a wide network with various functions of supply chain. Huge investments made on infrastructure get reduced when partnered with 3PL companies as the services they provide revolve around leasing out warehousing spaces, shipping, inventory management, packaging.
Your 3PL partner can help you save your precious time by managing the entire logistics segment of your business. This allows you to invest your time over other aspects of business like management, marketing, sales, production and so on.
• Technology Driven Approach A 3PL company keeps you stay updated with the latest technologies like warehouse management systems, real time order tracking, transportation management systems. Seamless fulfilment of orders gets guaranteed without making any kind of investment in technology.
• Improved Capacity and Quality It is extremely important to choose the right resource for the various logistics operations. 3PL companies work relentlessly to choose the best network that provides the desired services. 3PLs have access to a large number of resources which means ample number of options and solutions are available to them. 3PLs provide services that are quality assured as they have experience and expertise in handling various logistics operations.
• Risk Mitigation Undesirable circumstances do occur in the operating scenario of supply chain. Like for instance, we saw the drastic effects of COVID-19 over the supply chains on a global basis. At times such as these, 3PLs are responsible for fetching new ways and solutions.

A 3PL will also ask you questions about your business and your needs. Be ready to have answers to questions related to:
• Product weights and dimensions
• Current monthly order volume
• Business projections based on marketing plans, product launches, PR initiatives, and markets that you plan to enter or expand into
• Where your customers are located (by zip code) — this allows a 3PL to determine which fulfillment location(s) you should store in inventory in
• Average number of items per order and common order combinations
• Total number of SKUs
• Average order value

If you are ready to outsource fulfillment, choosing the right 3PL can help you save time and money. Finding a partner that will support you for the long term. Choose a fulfillment partner that meets your brand’s unique needs, provides a positive experience to your customers, and ultimately helps you grow. This can take time — but the effort is worth it. Before going into conversations with different 3PLs, be sure to plan ahead in terms of future growth goals and how you will scale your business. This will help you determine which 3PL is right for you earlier than not. It can be a pain to switch 3PLs as you grow, so it’s worth getting it right the first time around. When it comes to your fulfillment strategy — always prepare for the future. Overall, it’s vital to find a partner that’s a mutual fit.

StoreFresh offers customised and end-to-end logistics solutions and services, including storage (including temperature controlled) and distribution (line haul and secondary only on Full Truck Load basis), warehousing management, contract manufacturing & logistics, in-factory logistics and value-added services to our customers.
StoreFresh aims to make the journey of all inputs, in-progress and finished products from origin to end customer, more efficient and reliable, with shortened delivery times, more economical, and better customer satisfaction.
Not only saving in costs, but StoreFresh also meet the technical requirements of the clients. Our expertise is extremely superior that deals with delivery and product shipment on a much affordable cost and totally maintain the time boundary. We not only reduce product return requests but also helps in reducing inventory costs as well.
If a company wants to outsource their logistics to StoreFresh, then they don’t need to worry about maintaining and managing an inventory. Just not that we saves money, but also reduces capital commitment. We take care of warehousing, secondary transportation, and also takes care of other operations more efficiently and with more knowledge with the best people and technology in the domain.
There is no hassle and chaos of taking care of every step necessary for delivering a product. You focus on other important works while we does everything for you.

Our services allow us to offer you supply chain solutions through every stage i.e. Storage; inventory management, contract manufacturing, value added services.
Our experience, approach, process makes us the fastest growing company in the domain. Infrastructure, automation & technology, and value-added services.
StoreFresh offers more flexibility than other 3PLs. We have been a great partner with our clients as we’ve grown. We are dedicated to transparency, and are really committed to their customers and keeping ourselves accountable.

StoreFresh does the QC while on-boarding any warehouse. Our warehouse’s performance standards stay high, have service lives that are long and have tensile strengths that are high. We deal in both the warehouse forms, shed (PEB) warehouses or RCC (Concrete) buildings.
We provide both Ready-to-move warehouses and built-to-suit warehouses. The duration for which the warehouses are given on lease ranges from a short period of 3months to 15years.
What are the advantages of taking a warehouse on rent than buying? Companies opt for asset light model by owning lesser number of capital assets. This includes land, machinery, building, plant and many more. By taking the warehouse on rent, a company can scale the business really fast. Investment Capital required for buying/ building a land/ warehouse can slow down the growth and also put a lot of pressure on the interest cost for setting up the infrastructure.
This is one of the major reason of Multinational Companies ( MNCs) not buying/ investing in Fixed Capital and opting for variable/ revenue based cost structure.

Modern warehouses or StoreFresh warehouses features good location, wide road access, quality construction, relevant licenses, appropriate carpet area, 24×7 power supply and back-up, good height, sufficient number of docks with right dock height (for easy movement of vehicles), enormous day-light, proper air ventilation, basic office and IT setup, fire safety, parking facility, water storage drainage, dedicated security control, etc. are getting build.

Cold storage is a facility that is commercial and meant for storage of perishable products like meat, fish, vegetables, fruits and so on. Different temperature conditions are maintained for different products and as per the requirement. Products may need to be stored for sufficiently long periods of time under controlled temperature conditions. Under frozen conditions, products may be stored for relatively long-time span. StoreFresh is very much flexible in working with clients and provide customized solutions.

Depending on the commodity and company, different techniques are suggested by StoreFresh.
• LIFO and FIFO methods which are associated with the determination of the cost of the inventory.
• Batch tracking helps in helps in controlling the quality.
• Perpetual inventory deals with the counting of the inventory as and when they arrive.
• Just-in-time and Drop-shipping enables the purchase of the item as per the need. In case of cross-docking technique goods are hardly stored as they get unloaded to outbound trucks directly.

A warehouse with complete management is called a StoreFresh Fulfilment Centre. In a layman’s point-of-view, physical spot from where we as a third-party logistics provider fulfils various orders of the customers for the ecommerce retailers. The very existence of StoreFresh fulfilment / delivery centers is to ensure timely delivery of orders to customers and relieve this burden off the shoulders of the ecommerce companies. Our service includes setting up the warehouse, investing in the infrastructure, receiving the materials from different vendors (Sellers on ecommerce portals), doing the quality-checks, sorting, storing, picking-packing, dispatching, etc. We are also responsible for reverse logistics, and payment collection.

Our adoption of technology and automated processes differentiates us within the supply-chain industry in India. We are at the forefront in bringing automation to meet client-specific needs. We have made investments to implement technology and processes in order to increase capacity and operating efficiency, thereby improving profitability and allowing us to customize services to suit requirements of our customers.
• High Speed Cross Belt Sortation System
• Inbound Automation
• Outbound Automation
• Picking Process
• Put- to- light Sortation System
• Warehouse Management System (WMS)

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