As per industry reports, as at the end of 2020 India’s leading metros namely Mumbai, Pune, Ahmedabad, NCR, Kolkata, Hyderabad, Chennai, and Bengaluru) held approximately 230 million sq. ft. of Grade A and B warehousing stock with the total potential to add another 85 million square feet in the next two years (Source: Industrial & Logistics – Changing Market Dynamics, Savills, January 2021).
A number of factors have led to an exponential increase in the demand for warehousing, bolstered even further by the impact of the global COVID-19 pandemic on global business supply chains and consumer behaviour patterns.
Additionally, the Union Budget 2021 too has brought the sector into focus with favourable policies that are likely to open up new avenues for the warehousing sector in the coming months and years.
Well-timed with these positive developments, Allcargo Logistics and Industrial Parks Pvt. Ltd. (ALIPPL) is gearing up to offer state-of-the-art warehousing to customers across the country and help them streamline operations and increase efficiency of their supply chains with well-planned and easily accessible logistics parks.
Nationwide expansion, one Grade A warehouse at a time
Numerous factors come into play when businesses evaluate warehousing requirements and partners. For most of them, location is a critical determinant. A warehouse at a strategic location that ensures connectivity to the relevant industrial clusters and potential consumption centres in the vicinity is a tremendous advantage. It usually has a positive impact on cost and time efficiencies.
For leading players like ALIPPL, this has opened up avenues to further their existing warehousing footprint of close to 5 million sq. ft. Over the next few years, the company is targeting the creation of more than 15 million sq. ft. of warehousing space.
Having successfully met the warehousing requirements of some of the biggest names in the industry across sites in Hyderabad, Bengaluru (Malur) and NCR (Jhajjar), besides Hosur and Goa, the company is now set to offer built-to-suit warehousing in Ahmedabad, Pune (Chakan),MMR (JNPT, Bhiwandi and Panvel), Bengaluru (Hoskote and Dabaspete), Kolkata (Dankuni), and more.
Driving the ambitions of ‘Aatmanirbhar Bharat’
In the aftermath of the global COVID-19 pandemic, many global businesses that suffered disruptions and delays were compelled to rethink their supply chains and are looking to de-risk by possibly diversifying manufacturing into countries like India.
Along with bringing in high-end manufacturing techniques and technology into India, this will also lead to a demand for better logistics infrastructure and warehouses that comply with international engineering and safety standards.
Taking the demand for Grade A warehousing a notch higher is the upswing in the Indian economy and the consequent increase in consumer spending. With e-commerce growing exponentially and emerging as the preferred mode of shopping at the moment, e-commerce players are looking at ‘in-city’ warehouses to effectively meet shortened delivery timelines.
Production-Linked Incentives (PLIs) for various sectors such as electronics, pharmaceuticals, food products, white goods, the government’s thrust on enabling Dedicated Freight Corridors and Dedicated Rail Freight Corridors and the potential of strategically located warehouses in reducing logistics cost and improving efficiency are emerging as the driving factors for the expected growth in warehousing.
World-class excellence backed by reliability
“Being among the foremost in the country to offer built-to-suit warehousing, what sets us apart is our deep understanding of clients’ business requirements, market knowledge of identifying prospective catchment areas, and the commitment to excellence in delivering exceptionally engineered warehousing facilities that are on par with global standards and certifications. Backed by Allcargo Logistics’ more than two decades of experience as India’s biggest integrated logistics services provider and the recent collaboration with Gati, only adds to our strengths and enables us to offer truly end-to-end, customized solutions that India Inc. has come to rely on us for”, says R K Narayan, Chief Operating Officer, ALIPPL.
ALIPPL’s adherence to stringent quality specifications extends to numerous aspects that include pre-engineered building structures, docking, flooring, ventilation system, insulations, electric works, fire-fighting system and more.
The complete range of amenities of Grade A warehousing right from public transport availability, CCTV, Wi-Fi, canteen, medical centre, parking space, street furniture, administrative building, dormitory, mobile towers, etc. are ensured in all the facilities, thus setting high warehousing standards for the country.
Good for business, and for the environment
Over the past few years, the conversation around Environment Social and corporate Governance (ESG) standards has intensified and businesses across the world are integrating sustainability into their supply chains.
For ALIPPL, this has always been a non-negotiable and their warehouses incorporate a number of environment-friendly measures like rainwater harvesting, organic convertors, sewage treatment plant, use of natural light and solar energy, using LED and adding flyash in concrete.
With an aim to offer businesses across the nation the opportunity to explore world-class, built-to-suit warehousing facilities, ALIPPL continues to play a role in helping them broaden horizons, reach into new markets, maximize potential and optimize costs and productivity.