Maersk India has inaugurated its brand new warehouse in Bhiwandi on the outskirts of Mumbai. Spread over 250,000 sq. ft., the new facility will be the company’s fifth warehouse inaugurated this year in India, taking the total footprint to over 2.1 million sq. ft., including the warehouses from the recently completed acquisition of LF Logistics.
As an integrator of logistics, Maersk is developing and providing solutions ranging from ocean transportation to landside and air transportation, contract logistics including warehousing & distribution (W&D) and depots, custom clearances, visibility solutions and so on. When supply chains were impacted due to the disruptions caused by the pandemic, Maersk’s resilient end-to-end solutions ensured customers’ cargo kept moving.
As explained, the integrated solutions allow Maersk to have greater control over the movement of the cargo at multiple stages of its journey and thus bring resilience to the supply chains. With the expansion of W&D facilities, Maersk is strengthening its position further by providing a larger array of services through a single window to its customers.
“We are delighted to open doors to our fifth warehousing facility in India this year, with JK Tyre & Industries as the anchor customer and the second one in Bhiwandi, Mumbai,” said Darryl Judd, Head of Products, Maersk South Asia.
JK Tyre is one of India’s leading tire manufacturers and is the 22nd largest manufacturer in the world. It has 12 manufacturing plants globally, including nine in India and three in Mexico, that collectively produce around 33 million tires annually.
Maersk’s new facility in Bhiwandi will be the fifth warehouse going live in 2022 after one each at Sikandrabad in Uttar Pradesh, Kolkata in West Bengal, and Pune and Bhiwandi in Maharashtra. Being strategically located on the Mumbai – Nashik highway, the facility provides excellent connectivity to the manufacturing hubs and the Jawaharlal Nehru Port in Mumbai.