: The 55,000 sq. ft facility will boost chemical industry in Tamil Nadu
Mumbai, January 9, 2015: Rhenus Logistics India Pvt.Ltd., the Indian arm of the globally valued Euro 4 Billion Rhenus Group, today announced opening of second warehouse near Chennai, spread in an area of 55,000 sq. ft. With opening of this warehouse, Rhenus now has two multi-user facilities, with about 1 lac sq. ft of warehousing space near Chennai. This new warehouse will exclusively cater to the chemical sector and boost the industry in Tamil Nadu.
Due to the risk involved in handling and storing of Chemical products, the industry requires highest level of safety. Now more companies can take benefit of the facility, as Rhenus is among the few logistics players in India which adheres to stringent environment and safety standards.
This warehouse is a state of the art facility and fully enabled with latest technologies, facilitating the company to handle chemical products with the highest level of efficiency and safety. The warehouse is endowed with modern equipment’s and in-house warehouse management software “Rhenus WMS” that takes care of inventory trace ability and transactions. It has a capacity of 6000 Pallet Positions (PP) with further scalability options, efficient Reach Trucks with the lifting capacity of G+7 racking systems for 1100kgs and Forklifts for Floor management. It has prospects of fulfilling both JIT and Milk run concepts.
This warehouse has got clearance and approval from the Tamil Nadu Pollution Control Board (TNPCB). With this, Rhenus is probably one of the few logistics companies in India which has three PCB (Pollution Control Board) approved facilities for storage and operations of chemicals in India and they are also compliant with the HSE (Health, Safety and Environment) norms.
Rhenus is one of the few logistics companies in India, who have their warehouses certified with quality, environmental and safety accreditation’s in place such as ISO 9001, ISO 14001 & OHSAS 18001.
“In India we have about 11 lac sq. ft. of warehousing space of both multi user facilities and customer specific dedicated facilities in the cities of Mumbai, Delhi, Chennai, Pune and Ahmedabad. We plan to add 4-5 lac sq. ft. of warehousing space every year. We lease the space and invest in mechanization of operations”, says VivekArya, MD, Rhenus India.
“It shows our commitment to improving our already eminent customer service. We will continue to invest in infrastructure and logistics, to maximize our capability to perform as a leading integrated logistics player.” added Arya
“As a company, we give utmost importance to the EHS and Quality Systems. This warehouse meets all required safety standards and is compliant with all norms of PCB. It caters exclusively to the Chemical Industry, thus making Rhenus strong player in this vertical”, saysParamjitSaini, Director, Rhenus Contract Logistics India Ltd.
The Pollivakkam facility is 12kms from Chennai-Bangalore highway (NH4) which will be an added advantage. Several other multinational giants have their existence close to the facility.