Third party logistics solutions provider, Robinsons Global Logistics (RGL) announced it has set up a new warehousing facility at Bhiwandi in Thane district of Maharastra. The 150,000 sq ft warehousing facility includes 25,000 sq ft of temperature-controlled area, with a spectrum of +4 to -25 degree celsius.
With a consolidated expense of Rs 6.5 crore over a period of six months, the warehouse is designed to create cost efficient systems that leverage Machine Learning (ML) and Internet of Things (IoT) for surveillance and people management.
The facility is equipped with fire hydrants and multi-tiered shelving systems, mezzanines, heavy duty pallet racking systems, dock levellers, internal dock and motorised shutters.
The warehouse is now operational after completion of phase one developments and the second phase will see installation of solar panels to help create a source of sustainable energy source in line with the company’s mandate to reduce waste and contribute to the protection of the environment, RGL said.
Reportedly, this is the first of the four such facilities the company plans to set up by the first quarter of 2021 in the country. It is part of a larger expansion plan for RGL that includes introduction of value-added services like transport brokerage and document storage.
“We are already in the process of adding three more warehouses similar to this Bhiwandi facility in other parts of the country by Q1 2021,” RGL CEO Aditya Vazirani said. “RGL also plans to launch its independent transportation brokerage vertical in October and document management services in September 2020, both of which will add value to the company’s clients.”
RGL, which caters to various sectors such as nutraceuticals and dairy products, that require temperature-controlled environments, and solutions for electronics and white goods manufacturers, garments, furniture, among others, currently has 36 warehouses across 18 states in the country.
In addition to the state-of-the-art warehouses, RGL believes in digitising a lot of daily activities by providing its clients a single-window platform to view, download all financial related transactions through its cloud-based ERP – Zoho Books.
Business intelligence to streamline inventory for customers using RGL’s WMS is also being made available in the third quarter of this year so that the customer gets a holistic view of operations from the comfort of their home rather than reviewing multiple excel reports from various locations, the company said.