Snowman Logistics, India’s leading cold chain & integrated temperature-controlled logistics service provider has completed the construction of a temperature-controlled warehouse at Siliguri and the facility has become operational from the September 06, 2021.
The total capacity of the facility is 4032 pallet positions. It is a multi-temperature facility designed to store products ranging from ambient temperature to -250C with 8 chambers, 5 loading bays with related infrastructure that includes G+5 racking system, modern handling equipment, etc. and ample refrigerated truck parking space. The facility will mainly cater to the storage, handling and transportation of seafood, ready-to-eat food, ice cream, dairy products, quick service restaurants, confectionery & bakery products, fruits & vegetables, pharma, and other products.
Commenting on the development, Prem Kishan Dass Gupta, Chairman, Snowman Logistics said, “I am happy that after a small pause, we are back with our expansion strategy. The expansions at existing locations are to take care of additional volume from customers, and the new locations are helping us offer larger geography to our customers.”
Commenting on the expansion, Sunil Nair, CEO & whole-time Director, Snowman Logistics said, “We see huge potential to profitably expand our business. With our SnowLink technology platform, we have been progressing well in our transport aggregation model. This is helping us offer end to end services to an additional set of customers. All these should help us optimise our overheads. Our IT systems are the best-in-class and are built to handle 3 lac pallet businesses. We are happy that we are optimising all our investments.”
A similar Snowman facility is under construction at Coimbatore and is expected to be ready and operational by the end of October 2021.
Snowman has also built an e-commerce backend (fulfilment centre) for food and grocery in Mumbai. The facility is already operational. It is a 54,000 sq ft warehouse with freezer, chiller, and ambient storage with various value-added facilities viz. sorting, grading, packing, labelling, etc. Another e-commerce facility is under construction at Pune and is expected to be ready and operational by mid of September.
Meanwhile, Snowman has expanded in its existing locations: Mumbai (1944 pallets), Krishnapatnam (560 pallets). Expansions in Palwal are under construction (adding 720 pallets).
With the addition of the above, Snowman will have a total of ~120,000 pallet positions of shared warehouses and 1,10,000 sq ft of e-commerce fulfilment centres by October. By then, Snowman would have operations in 17 cities with an overall 38 warehouses.