Indian Transport & Logistics

Delhivery launches mega hub in Bhiwandi

New terminal consolidates multiple operations & includes an automated hub, sortation, freight handling, and e-commerce returns operations.

Delhivery launches mega hub in Bhiwandi
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Delhivery has operationalised its largest logistics facility in Bhiwandi, Maharashtra. The facility, built over 1.2 million sq.ft of land area, includes an automated hub, sortation, returns, and freight operations. It can simultaneously handle the volume of parcel and part-truckload freight handled by Delhivery.

The centre has 196 docking points and is designed to handle over 8,000 tonnes of freight per day with 1,600 vehicles passing through it every day, says an official release. “The automation system used in the facility is created and installed by Falcon Autotech, which is an intra-logistics & warehouse automation solutions provider company in which Delhivery has made an investment. The system has 1.8 kilometres of integrated double-deck cross-belt sorters and over five kilometres of material conveyance systems, and can process over 32,000 shipments and 17,000 goods units per hour.”

Sahil Barua, Managing Director & Chief Executive Officer, Delhivery says: “Our expanded Bhiwandi gateway will enable us to increase capacity for Mumbai and the West Zone’s large and SME freight shippers while maintaining world-class service reliability and efficiency. Our investments in this facility’s cutting-edge automation systems will enable us to generate improvements in efficiency and speed, setting a new standard for our network and the industry at large.”

The facility is Delhivery’s second significant facility after its first facility in Tauru, Haryana, which became operational in 2021. The company is also working on a third facility based in Bangalore, which will start operating from 2024.

Following the launch of the Bhiwandi mega gateway, Delhivery's shares gained three percent on December 20.

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