Maersk Opens New Warehouse Outside Mumbai
Maersk India, the integrated logistics company, today inaugurated its brand new warehouse in Bhiwandi on the outskirts of Mumbai.
Present at the inauguration of the new facility were Ryan Best, Head of Logistics & Services, Maersk West & Central Asia, Darryl Judd, Head of Products, Maersk South Asia, Anuj Kathuria, President (India), JK Tyre & Industries Ltd., Rajesh Gupta, Head of Supply Chain, JK Tyre & Industries Ltd., along with leadership teams of both companies.
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.
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.
JK Tyre is one of India’s leading tyre manufacturers and is 22nd largest manufacturer in the world. A global force, JK Tyre is present in 105 countries with over 180 global distributors.
The company has 12 globally benchmarked ‘sustainable’ manufacturing plants - 9 in India & 3 in Mexico that collectively produce around 33 million tyres 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.
Anuj Kathuria, President, JK Tyres India said: "We have been working with Maersk for our ocean requirements, and the warehousing solution along with primary transportation creates an end to end seamless experience for us. The Bhiwandi site will be the hub for our export as well as our domestic OEM supplies creating synergy of operations.