The drastic increase in demand for Grade A warehousing space can be attributed to the burgeoning cost of storage per square feet, implementation of stringent health and safety regulations, the need for high-operational efficiency, and better provisions of infrastructure and amenities for the people working in warehouses. In Bengaluru, AIPPL’s two million-square feet facility is ideally placed to meet Grade A requirements of customers from diverse industries.
Spread across 100 acres with over two million square feet under development, Allcargo Logistics and Industrial Parks Private Limited (ALIPPL) has built the biggest warehousing facility in the Bengaluru market. Strategically located on the city’s eastern periphery, with over 300 large and medium scale industries in its immediate surrounding, the site is grabbing all the headlines in the Bengaluru warehousing market.
This facility has been built to exacting Grade A standards and rides on rapidly growing demand for this top-tier warehousing space. The drastic increase in demand can be attributed to the burgeoning cost of storage per square feet, implementation of stringent health and safety regulations, the need for high-operational efficiency, and better provisions of infrastructure and amenities for the people working in warehouses.
Exploding Grade A demand
Exploding demand from the e-commerce industry, the enactment of a slew of government policies such as the Goods and Services Tax (GST), development of industrial corridors, and assigning infrastructure status to the logistics sector have all laid the platform for fuelling investments into Grade A warehousing facilities.
Allcargo has already forayed into the segment and is developing Grade A warehousing facilities spanning over 6.5 million square feet across key cities in India. Almost 3 million square feet of warehousing space has already been constructed and leased out to e-commerce, logistics companies and retail giants.
Location, location, Location
In Bengaluru, the Hoskote industrial area, where AIPPL’s unit is located, houses auto spare parts industries, auto body and chassis units and logistics and warehousing units. ALIPPL Bengaluru is also 20 km from Narsapura industrial area where around 4000 acres of development have top corporates like Mahindra Aeroscope, Honda Motorcycle, Volvo Bus and Scania already operating.
The Bengaluru facility is in a key warehousing hub—many operators such as DHL, DB Schenker, Amazon, Flipkart, FSC are operating within 7 km radius from the site—due to proximity to the eastern and south-eastern consumption centres of Whitefield, Outer Ring Road and Sarjapur Road, which are within an hour’s drive away. It is located near National Highway-4 which connects Bengaluru to Chennai.
With the emergence of Old Madras Road as a significant radial road in the Outer Ring Road (ORR) project, Hoskote has evolved as an industrial area with major auto manufacturers and ancillary industries setting up their plants. ALIPPL’s Bengaluru unit is very well located: Whitefield, which is 15 km away, is a prominent IT and residential hub, while Malur Railway station and Malur bus stand are close by. E-commerce and retail companies prefer this location due to ease of delivery to these consumption centres, which are within an hour’s drive away.
“ALIPPL is a market leader in Bengaluru and we believe our facility is ideally built and located for companies seeking to rapidly scale up their Grade A warehousing requirements,” says Mr. Jatin Chokshi, Chief Investment Officer, Allcargo Logistics. “We are capable of rapidly building facilities to suit the specific needs of a wide range of industries, while sticking to both international health and safety certifications and budgets,” he continues.
Built to suit and to last
ALIPPL Bengaluru doesn’t stand out for its location and swift connectivity alone. The facility also offers top Grade A space to clients. ALIPPL clinched one of the biggest deals last year to provide space to Flipkart and Decathlon, with Allcargo Logistics’ 25-year legacy in the business helping it seal the deal.
It isn’t just top-tier warehousing space on offer. This space is constructed it as per the tenant’s Health Safety and Environment (HSE) standards. Leveraging in-depth expertise in contract warehousing, third-party logistics, container freight business, and equipment rentals, ALIPPL is perfectly equipped to build customised Grade A warehouses for different industrial requirements.
Companies looking for large Grade A space in the Bengaluru market will find a strong fit with ALIPPL’s facility and capabilities. Built with 12-meter clear height buildings, wide column spacing and stand seam building, this unit offers top-of-the-line facilities including firefighting system as per NBC/ FM norms, sewerage plant with treated water for flushing and landscaping, mechanised loading capabilities using dock-levellers, conveyors, stackers etc., wide roads for 40-feet containers, ventilation systems with six air exchanges and much more.
ALIPPL’s pre-engineered building follows the MBMA and IS design code, NBC norms for STP design, firefighting system, domestic water usage and toilets constructed inside the park and FM global norms for the flooring work and fire-system.
As more companies graduate to Grade A warehouses, ALIPPL has ensured this facility makes the grade. For example, the flooring is super-flat and FM-2 compliant, over 50 years of rainfall data was considered while designing the stormwater drains, environment sustainability measures including rainwater harvesting and wastewater handling measures are operational. In addition, a robust electrical backbone and safety measures make this a much sought-after warehousing destination.
Already, corporates are looking to rush in- the facility has been leased out to Decathlon, Flipkart and Avvashya CCI. If you’re looking for industry-leading Grade A warehousing space in Bengaluru, don’t look beyond ALIPPL Bengaluru.