Robinsons Global Logistics Solutions has announced that it has set up a new 1,50,000 sq ft warehousing facility, which includes 25,000 sq ft of temperature controlled area with a spectrum of +4 to -25 degree Celsius, at Bhiwandi in Thane district of Maharashtra with Rs 6.5 crore investments over a period of six months.
This is the first such warehouse of the four such facilities the third-party logistics service provider plans to set up by the first quarter of 2021 in the country. This warehouse is part of a larger expansion plan for RGL that includes the introduction of value-added services like transport brokerage and document storage, along with the addition of four more warehouses across the country in the coming months.
Facilities The warehouse is now operational after completion of phase one developments and the second phase will see the 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. “The warehouse is designed to create cost-efficient systems that use machine learning and the Internet of Things for surveillance and people management. It is equipped with fire hydrants and multi-tiered shelving systems, mezzanines, heavy-duty pallet racking systems, dock levellers, internal dock and motorised shutters,” said the release.
Future plans Aditya Vazirani, chief executive officer, Robinsons Global Logistics Solution, said, "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 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 plans to provide its clients with a single-window platform to view, download all financial related transactions through its cloud-based ERP Zoho Books. Business Intelligence for inventory for customers using RGL's WMS is also being made available in the third quarter of this year so the customer gets a holistic view of operations from the comfort of their home rather than reviewing multiple excel reports from various location.
Robinsons Global Logistics Solutions 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.