Snowman Logistics, India's leading cold chain & integrated temperature-controlled logistics service provider, has completed the construction of a temperature-controlled warehouse at Siliguri. The facility has become operational from 6 September 2021. The total capacity of the facility is 4032 Pallets. It is a multi-temperature facility designed to store products ranging from ambient temperature to -25°C with eight chambers, five loading bays with related infrastructure including G+5 racking system, modern handling equipment, etc., and ample refrigerated truck parking space.
According to the company, the facility will mainly cater to the storage, handling, and transportation of seafood, ready-to-eat food, ice cream, dairy products, quick service restaurants, confectionery & bakery products, fruits & vegetables, pharma, and other products. A similar facility is under construction at Coimbatore and is expected to be ready and operational by the end of October 2021.
Snowman also has built an eCommerce backend (fulfillment center) for food and grocery in Mumbai. The facility is already operational. It is a 54,000 sqft warehouse with a freezer, chiller, ambient storage, and various value-added facilities such as sorting, grading, packing, labeling, and others. Another eCommerce facility is under construction at Pune and is expected to be ready and operational by mid of September.
Snowman has also expanded in their existing locations: Mumbai (1944 pallets), Krishnapatnam (560 pallets). Expansions in Palwal are under construction, adding 720 pallets.
With the addition of the above, Snowman will have a total of approximately 1,20,000 pallet positions of shared warehouses and 1,10,000 sq. ft. of eCommerce fulfillment centers by October 21. With these expansions, Snowman would have operations in 17 cities and 38 warehouses.
Commenting on the development, Prem Kishan Dass Gupta, chairman, Snowman Logistics, said, "I am happy that after a small pause, we are back with our expansion strategy. The expansions at existing locations are to take care of additional volume from customers, and the new locations are helping us offer larger geography to our customers."
Speaking of the expansion, Sunil Nair, chief executive officer and whole-time director, Snowman Logistics, said, "We see huge potential to expand our business profitably. With our SnowLink technology platform, we have been progressing well in our transport aggregation model. This is helping us offer end to end services to an additional set of customers. All these should help us optimize our overheads. Our IT systems are the best in class and are built to handle 3 lac pallet business. We are happy that we are optimizing all our such investments."
Snowman Logistics is the market leader in integrated temperature-controlled logistics services, catering to its clients' varied cold chain logistical requirements on a pan-India basis. With 37 strategically located temperature-controlled warehouses, having a total pallet capacity of 1,13,544 across 16 cities, including the key markets of Mumbai, Chennai, Bengaluru & Kolkata, Snowman caters to its comprehensive network of reputed clients, which source and consume temperature-sensitive products in bulk amounts. Snowman caters to various services like dairy products, including butter and cheese, canned food items, poultry and meat, seafood, healthcare, and pharmaceutical products.