Snowman Logistics to expand

Snowman Logistics Ltd. (Snowman), India's first Cold Supply Chain Company with a nationwide presence connecting more than 100 cities and distributing to more than 4400 outlets, will be investing Rs 100 crores in a massive expansion drive adding 10 more warehouses across the country including in Chennai, Bangalore, Vizag, Delhi, Ahmedabad and Pune. The capacity will go from existing 19,250 pallets to 46,340 by this fiscal year along with adding new fleet of vehicles

Bengaluru, Karnataka, April 9, 2012 /India PRwire/ -- The company's comprehensive infrastructure covers end-to-end solutions from primary transportation, storage, inventory management and documentation to last mile retail distribution. On offer are complete and unique facilities for Temperature controlled Transportation/Storage, Handling and Retail Distribution of Frozen/Chilled Foods and also other dry goods handling.

The Company shows its commitment to the environment by using ozone friendly refrigerant in their plant. The system is designed for high efficiency, and there by limits the power consumption. The store is designed with minute care to minimize the flow of refrigerated air to the ambient. It is a multi room, multi temperature store to accommodate various products such as Fruits, Vegetables other Chilled products, Chocolates and Frozen Food items. ( Veg & Non Veg). The rooms are designed to accommodate products in the temperature range of +20 to -25 Deg. C, it also holds a blast freezer with a refrigerant temperature of -40 Deg. C. It has a 2000 sq. ft of floor space to accommodate products at ambient temperature. This shows the company's intention to develop all warehouse solution under one roof.

The Temperature Controlled Warehouse is fully palletized and handled by material handling equipment ensuring zero damage to the products handled.

The Temperature Controlled Warehouse has a separate pharma block to accommodate pharmaceutical products in the temperature range of +20 to -20 Deg. C. The store is adequately illuminated with special subzero light fittings.

It has 100% power backup with multi generator, again to have a better energy efficient operation.

Snowman is a part of Gateway Distriparks Ltd of Singapore, with Mitsubishi Corporation of Japan and International Finance Corportion as equity investors.. Snowman has already enhanced their storage capacities in Chennai, Bangalore and will be commissioning Mumbai in May 2011 where the existing operations are in fully fledge. Snowman is in the best position to act as a single window logistics solution provider for our business partners offering the entire range of integrated logistics service including Primary transportation, Storage, Inventory Management, Documentation, Secondary transportation etc. to the Food Chain, Super Markets, organized Retail trade and Institutions for inbound & outbound.

Says Mr Kannan, "We are planning to offer solutions on processing, packing and also providing dry warehousing space in our facilities, as then, we can provide customers with the convenience of all services under one roof".

The Company, has branches in 16 cities across India with a fleet of more than 200 company owned trucks of various sizes.

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