The industrial and automotive supplier Schaeffler India on Wednesday inaugurated its Consolidation and Distribution Center (CDC) in Hosur, a part of their logistic footprint project to open four consolidation and distribution centres across India. The facility will be operated by third-party logistics (3PL) service provider, the company said.
The CDC enables material handling through equipment, including reach trucks, electric trucks, forklifts, etc. High rise rack of G+7 height has a capacity of 16,000 pallet positions which caters to all automotive, industrial, and automotive aftermarket products for distribution.
According to a press release from the company, the warehouse expands across 100,000 sq feet in area and is the largest external warehouse of Schaeffler in the Asia Pacific region and is equipped with modern infrastructure and technology.
Additionally, the centre is fully Wi-Fi-enabled to support wireless scanner utility and other digitised activities, along with modern infrastructure offerings like roof insulation that helps keep the inside temperature three-four degrees Celsius cooler than the outside temperature.
The company noted that the centre also has multiple integrated safety features such as roof sprinklers, a fire hydrant system, and an automatic fire alarm in case of emergencies.
Harsha Kadam, MD & CEO, Schaeffler India, said, “The centre is capable of running automated and digitised operations and will help us to improve material handling and facilitate faster delivery, advancing our capabilities towards our customers, true to our claim and efforts of pioneering motion.”
He added that it will also improve sustainable practice in the plants by reducing waste and material consumption through the utilisation of returnable packaging.