Allana Cold Chain Solutions, a division of the renowned Allana Group and a leading provider of end-to-end cold chain storage and transportation services, has announced its expansion in operations with the construction of storage facilities in Kolkata, Kakinada, and Dera Bassi. This expansion marks progress in Allana Cold Chain Solutions' long-term and extensive expansion plans.
With the additions of the Kakinada and Dera Basi facilities, the total holding capacity will increase to 65,000 tones. This expansion is a testament to Allana Cold Chain Solutions' commitment to providing end-to-end solutions by integrating the experience and expertise in blast freezing, packing, inspection, freight forwarding and customized offerings to varied sectors and reputed clients such as McCain Foods, Britannia Industries, Morde Foods, Abbott India, Sapphire Foods (KFC supplier), Varun Beverages, Mars International and others, ensuring integrity of cold chain logistics requirements throughout the process. The new facility will pave the way for the company to serve a wide range of customers in the food, pharmaceutical and other industries that heavily rely on efficient cold storage and transportation.
The company currently operates and manages cold storages in Uttar Pradesh (Ghaziabad, Aligarh, Unnao) with a holding capacity of 11000 tonnes, Kolkata (2800 tonnes), Mewat, Haryana (2000 tonnes), Mumbai and Aurangabad (28000 tonnes) and Zaheerabad, Telangana (6500 tonnes). It also boasts a state-of-the-art fleet of 125 refrigerated trailers and trucks up to 40 feet in length, a rare sight on India's inland logistics routes, monitored 24/7 through a modern “Transport Control Tower” in Mumbai.
Commenting on the foray, Manish Muley, chief executive officer, AllanaSons, said, "Our effective management module has enabled us to be operational 24x7 resulting in a 20% increase in revenue over the previous three years, with the new additions the growth rate is poised to be between 30% to 35% per year. The expansion of operations with the addition of these new facilities bears witness to our efficient management. The demand for cold chain logistics services has been continually expanding, and these new facilities will assist us in meeting that demand from our existing and newer clientele. We are convinced that we can cater to our customers with the finest quality of service thanks to our cutting-edge technology and considerable industry expertise."
Allana Cold Chain Solutions has established a strong reputation as a dependable provider of cold chain logistics in India due to their dedication to excellent service, advanced facilities, and up-to-date technology and equipment. The company is progressively scaling its position as a leader in the industry and keep upgrading by collaborating with the world’s leading “OEMs” for refrigeration unit, tyres & containers to ensure highest quality of services. High-end Tubeless tyres are fitted in the vehicles, which is uncommon in Indian markets, ensuring the on-road safety of the truck, cargo, and pedestrians.
The firm has also substantially invested in futuristic features to assure best-in-class client service by building a 24x7 operations and a highly qualified engineering team for in-house assistance supervising the Cold Storages and fleet maintenance. The trucks in the fleet feature telematics similar to luxury automobiles, including ADAS (Advanced driver-assistance systems) to assure road safety and DMS (Driver Management System) to track each driver's conduct and driving style. The DMS is supplemented by cameras in the trucks and generates notifications to both the driver and the Control Tower in the event of a deviation from the plan, the use of DG sets, high stoppages at any location, inattentive drivers, and pedestrian safety.