GEODIS announced the upcoming launch of a new multi-user facility at the LOGOS Logistics Estate in Luhari, located 60 kilometres north of Delhi.
In a statement, it said the facility will support the rapidly growing needs of GEODIS clients within the retail sector.
GEODIS said the new purpose-built facility offers both a modern infrastructure and an extensive space that allows GEODIS to fully optimize its contract logistics offerings to the Indian market which is currently experiencing unprecedented demand.
"The shift towards online shopping and omnichannel platforms, accelerated by the pandemic, has compelled retailers to seek logistics operators who can provide the sheer capacity to manage large merchandise inventory, along with the necessary tools to ensure both real-time and end-to-end visibility," the transport and logistics firm said.
It added that the 26,654 sqm warehouse will have a state-of-the-art storage system consisting of both selective and very narrow aisle (VNA) pallet racks.
March 2022 opening
The new facility also addresses retailers’ concerns regarding space availability and packing efficiency to ramp up order processing procedures.
"The LOGOS Luhari Logistics Estate is strategically located within close proximity to other large industrial clusters, including Bawal, Bhiwadi, and Dharuhera, as well as the central business districts of Gurugram and Delhi, the International Airport and National Highway 48," GEODIS said, adding that the location is a prime spot for manufacturers and retailers alike, who wish to strengthen their presence in New Delhi and Northern India.
GEODIS noted that the facility officially opens in March 2022.
"The new facility in the LOGOS Luhari Logistics Estate ushers in a new era for GEODIS’ contract logistics capabilities and reinforces the company’s commitment to being a strategic growth partner for our retail and e-commerce customers," said Lakshmanan Venkateswaran, sub-regional managing director, South Asia, GEODIS.
"We look forward to unveiling the facility and its potential to strengthen both our own and our partners’ presence in an industry that is currently undergoing a great deal of change," he added.