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~ Mahindra Logistics to service 2 lakh sq. ft. of warehousing space equipped with latest technology ~
Mumbai, 8 August 2019: Mahindra Logistics Limited (MLL), one of India’s largest Third-Party Logistics (3PL) solution providers, announced that it has further strengthened its association with the Volkswagen Group India, one of India’s leading car manufacturers. MLL will manage the first of its kind Parts Distribution Centre (PDC) of the Volkswagen Group, India at NCR and Bangalore. The project spans operating two best in class PDCs that will feed spare parts to the Volkswagen Group, India dealer partners in North, East and Southern regions of India.
As part of this solution, MLL will manage more than 200000 sq. ft. of warehousing space and PDC operations, servicing the Volkswagen Group, India through a variable and scalable model. Both state-of-the-art warehouses are specially designed and equipped with customized storage, diverse Material Handling Equipment (MHE) and the very latest in technological solutions. The technology solutions include Warehouse Management Systems (WMS), specialized packaging solutions to ensure quality and temperature-controlled zones for hazardous material.
MLL currently services the inbound and outbound transportation of spare parts from Regional Distribution Centre (RDC) in Chakan, Pune – including export and import, In-plant Logistics, Just in Time (JIT) & Just in Sequence (JIS) at the Volkswagen Group production facility in Chakan, Pune.
The start of this project once again reinforces MLL’s leadership in logistics solutions serving the automotive and engineering industries in India. With warehousing and transportation operations spanning 15 million square feet and 75000 vehicle placements per month, MLL continues to serve a diverse set of user industries, including e-commerce, consumer, pharma, people transport solution, in addition to auto and engineering.
It must be noted that MLL has played a very significant role of being a logistics partner by producing more than 6.5 lakh vehicles in the Volkswagen Group, India’s recent milestone of producing its 1 millionth vehicle from its Chakan facility.
Mr. Pirojshaw Sarkari, CEO - Mahindra Logistics, said, "We are very happy to be part of the Volkswagen Group's growth story over the last 6 years. This project is a testimony to our capabilities in automotive logistics and the continuous faith the industry has showered to 3PL players like us. We are certain that the Volkswagen Group, India will achieve the desired cost efficiency and more importantly, ensure that their products reach the end-user, on time."
Mr. Justin Nolte, Director, Group After Sales & Vehicle Logistics - Volkswagen Group Sales India said, “We are pleased to have been associated with Mahindra Logistics and look forward to working collaboratively towards a strengthened supply chain network and an increased footprint under the ‘INDIA 2.0’ Project".
About Mahindra Logistics
Mahindra Logistics Limited (MLL) is a portfolio company of Mahindra Partners, the USD 1 billion private equity division of the USD 20.7 billion Mahindra Group. MLL is an integrated third-party logistics (3PL) service provider, specializing in supply chain management and people transport solutions. Founded more than a decade ago, MLL serves over 350 corporate customers across various industries like Automobile, Engineering, Consumer Goods and E-commerce. The Company pursues an “asset-light” business model, providing customised and technology enabled solutions that span across the supply chain and people transport operations.
For more information, visit www.mahindralogistics.com
About Mahindra Partners
Mahindra Partners is the 1 billion USD Incubation, Private Equity & Venture Capital division of the Mahindra Group. Its mission is to accelerate value creation through a diversified global portfolio of emergent businesses. The portfolio spans across multiple industries like logistics, steel processing, renewable energy, conveyor systems, retail, infrastructure consulting and skill building, luxury boat manufacturing and media. It has recently expanded operations in U.S. by investing in the IoT and shared mobility space.
For more information, visit www.mahindrapartners.com
The Mahindra Group is a USD 20.7 billion federation of companies that enables people to rise through innovative mobility solutions, driving rural prosperity, enhancing urban living, nurturing new businesses and fostering communities. It has a leadership position in utility vehicles, information technology, financial services and vacation ownership in India and is the world’s largest tractor company, by volume. It also enjoys a strong presence in agribusiness, components, commercial vehicles, consulting services, energy, industrial equipment, logistics, real estate, steel, aerospace, defence and two wheelers. Headquartered in India, Mahindra employs over 240,000 people across 100 countries.
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