Motherson Group launches SAMRX for logistics solutions
August 27, 2019: Auto ancillary products and services company Motherson Group has launched an advanced transport solutions company for the Indian market.
August 27, 2019: Auto ancillary products and services company Motherson Group has launched an advanced transport solutions company for the Indian market. Samvardhana Motherson Hamakyorex Engineered Logistics Limited (SAMRX) is a JV company between Samvardhana Motherson International Ltd. (SAMIL), India and Hamakyorex Co. Ltd., Japan.
According to a company release, "SAMRX aims to revolutionise the transportation of finished vehicles in India by developing a modern, technology enabled and equitable socially conscious solution for the OEM customers."
The company was launched in the presence of Osamu Suzuki, chairman, Suzuki Motor Corporation and Ambassador of Japan to India, Kenji Hiramastsu. Also present were RC Bhargava, chairman, Maruti Suzuki India; Kenichi Ayukawa, MD and CEO, Maruti Suzuki India; M Osuka, chairman, Hamakyorex; Vivek Chaand Sehgal, chairman, Motherson Group and Laksh Vaaman Sehgal, vice-chairman, Motherson Group.
SAMRX is expected to deploy 360 degree technology mapping to enhance transportation efficiencies.
“Safe and cost effective transportation solutions are the key to the success of ‘Make In India’. SAMRX will work in this direction by ensuring seamless supply chain across the length and breadth of the Indian economy. With introduction of GST and construction of brand new superhighways, a systemic ecosystem level change is required in the transportation industry to drive efficiencies. While SAMRX will take the lead, we need all the support from the industry and the customers. We need to do this together for the nation,” said Sehgal.
Hoping to bring technologically advanced Japanese transportation solutions to India, SAMRX will start with 20 self-owned trucks and 42 drivers. The company plans to scale up its fleet of trucks to over 1,500 and employ 3,200 drivers by FY 2023. It intends to support the Make In India government initiative by bringing in investments worth Rs700 crore in the next few years and creating over 5,000 direct and indirect jobs.