Maersk to build new cold storage facility in Gujarat
260,000 sq. ft. temperature-controlled facility at Mehsana for HyFun Foods will attract over Rs 113 crore investment
Maersk, a global, integrated logistics company, is strengthening its cold chain logistics footprint with a new cold store facility in Mehsana, Gujarat.
Being built exclusively for HyFun Foods, the 260,000 sq.ft facility will offer temperature-controlled storage solutions for perishable, frozen processed food items, says a release from Maersk.
“Frozen food items need high quality, unbroken cold chain logistics solutions to preserve their integrity," says Vikash Agarwal, Managing Director, Maersk South Asia. "Our new, state-of-the-art facility at Mehsana will be equipped with the highest standards of temperature compliance with customised racking systems to suit customer’s exact requirements, and modern technology to ensure top-notch operational accuracy."
Maersk’s new cold store facility will be constructed close to the customer’s manufacturing facility and will serve as the mother cold store facility, the release added. "The 14,700-pallet position facility will be built at the Fanidhar Mega Food Park and will be one of India’s largest single-shed cold stores. The large facility will help the customer store all the cargo in a single facility instead of multiple smaller facilities before dispatch."
Maersk also provides the customer with the Captain Peter solution, a remote container management system that provides full visibility during cold chain transportation, says the release. "It monitors temperature and other critical elements necessary to ensure the integrity of cold chain logistics at the fingertip of the customer."
Kamlesh Karamchandani, Director – Sales & Marketing, HyFun Foods says: “Food security and quality are our top-most priority for ultimate customer satisfaction. To be able to deliver on those, we were looking at redesigning our supply chain model in a way where an unbroken cold chain becomes the backbone of how we move our processed food. Maersk’s single-window solution for the entire cold chain logistics strengthened by the brand new cold store facility simplifies supply chains for us.”
Maersk will invest in solar energy to power the facility in a bid to ensure that the solutions offered are in line with the decarbonising targets set by the company for NetZero by 2040. Green Building requirements like rain harvesting, STP and zero discharge are also a part of the construction and operations plan, the release added.