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FM Logistic inaugurates first owned multi-client warehouse in India

The newly inaugurated Multi-Client Facility in Farrukhnagar will offer 7.6 Lakh sq. ft. of warehousing space

FM Logistic inaugurates first owned multi-client warehouse in India

The French third party logistics (3PL) company, FM Logistic, inaugurated its first owned Multi-Client Facility (MCF) in Farrukhnagar, Haryana on Tuesday. Global CEO Jean-Christophe Machet, managing director - Asia and strategic projects director Stéphane Descarpentries and FM Logistic India managing director Alexandre-Amine Soufiani were present.

The newly inaugurated MCF is part of the five-year €150 million euros investment plan the company announced in March 2019. Located on a 31-acre site, the state-of-the-art facility will provide cutting-edge warehousing & handling, co-packing, distribution, e-commerce, and omnichannel services to cater to the dynamic demands of customers. The construction of this facility has been supervised by NG Concept, the real estate sister company of FM Logistic.

Addressing the media at the newly inaugurated facility, Jean-Christophe Machet, global CEO of FM Logistic said, "FM Logistic in India is ready to cater to the rising demand for omnichannel commerce which is driving the demand for outsourced logistics services. With this new state-of-the-art facility in Farrukhnagar, we aim to help our customers efficiently answer their growing business needs and help them build and maintain sustainable omnichannel supply chains."

Alexandre-Amine Soufiani, managing director, FM Logistic India, added. "I'm extremely proud to announce the opening of our new Grade A facility. This new omnichannel-ready facility will help us to meet our customers' expectations in terms of cost-efficiency, warehouse space optimization, product and people safety, capacity flexibility, and sustainability. "FM Logistic aims to strengthen its leading position in India thanks to a good combination of multi-client and dedicated sites responding to customer needs, the management of a global supply chain (warehousing, distribution, value-added services) according to an omnichannel model (B2B and B2C), innovation, sustainable development, and social responsibility. "

Spread across 7.6 lakh sq ft, FM Logistic India's new warehousing facility is one of its kind in India. The facility enjoys strategic access to Kundali-Manesar-Palwal Expressway (Delhi) and thus, provides faster access to major consumption centers in the North. Equipped with a storage capacity of 1 lakh pallet positions, the facility also provides for a dedicated space to carry out co-packing and other value-added activities.

Ample docking stations, 2 & 3-wheeler parking slots, EV charging points, MHE charging points, etc. are some of the unique features of this newly constructed facility. The facility offers a 12-meter clear height and FM2 densified floors. To cater to unique customer requirements, provisions for battery-operated MHEs and MTS (Multi-Tier Shelving) racking systems have been made. Furnished with best-in-class safety and security features, the warehouse offers cost-efficient, quality storage, handling, and distribution services.

The new warehouse is replete with a pantry, medical room for emergencies, creche, and drivers' relaxation quarters. The warehouse is equipped with insulation panels on the roof as well as walls to ensure that the temperature within the warehouse is 6-8 degrees less than the external temperature. CO2 sensors have been installed to check the CO2 levels.

Sustainability being at the heart of operations at FM, the facility combines both FM Global and LEED Silver certifications. The facility is equipped with top-of-the-class fire safety provisions. On the 31-acre campus, more than 1 lakh sq. ft. has been covered with local plants and trees. Clean energy generation through the use of solar panels, water treatment plants, rainwater harvesting, pebble mulching for water conservation, sensory LED lighting, etc. are some of the other sustainable features of the facility.

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