DHL SmarTrucking appointed Lactalis India's logistics partner
July 17, 2019: Lactalis India, the Indian subsidiary of Lactalis Group, has appointed DHL SmarTrucking as a logistics partner for two of its companies.
July 17, 2019: Lactalis India, the Indian subsidiary of Lactalis Group, has appointed DHL SmarTrucking as a logistics partner for two of its companies. DHL SmarTrucking will provide customised cold chain transportation solutions for Thirumala Milk Products Private Limited and Anik Dairy.
DHL SmarTrucking will employ smart technology to ensure temperature accuracy and reliability in the delivery of temperature-sensitive products by leveraging Internet of Things (IoT) technology and data-driven insights for shorter transit times and a faster turnaround on vehicle availability.
Arun Selva Kumar, head of supply chain, Lactalis India said, “Anik Dairy and Thirumala Milk Products are two of India’s trusted brands across north India and south India respectively. For Lactalis India, it is paramount that we preserve consumer faith in these brands and continue Lactalis’ legacy of over 80 years, of bringing the best quality dairy products to India and the world. DHL SmarTrucking is an able companion in our endeavour to bring wholesome and high-quality milk products to tables across the country.”
According to the Indian Economic Survey 2018-19, India is the world’s largest producer of milk. The country is seeing a rise in demand for value-added dairy products, with growth for the Indian dairy sector estimated at 14-15 percent CAGR between 2018 and 2021.
Vikash Mohan, chief executive officer, DHL SmarTrucking India said, “With a wide portfolio of customers in the perishables business, DHL SmarTrucking is familiar with Thirumala Milk Products’ and Anik Dairy’s need for reliable and fast temperature-controlled logistics with 100 percent regulatory compliance and end-to-end visibility. As a champion of TechLog, logistics made smarter through the use of new and emerging technologies, we are glad to tap our innovative solutions to help Thirumala Milk Products and Anik Dairy bring value to their customers in India.”
DHL SmarTrucking is present in India with more than 1,800 drivers, 745 trucks and 13 SmartHubs across the country.