FM Logistic breaks ground on new facility in North India

by Autocar Pro News Desk , 28 Sep 2019


FM Logistic, a leading provider of logistics and transportation services, has broken ground on its new multi-client logistics facility (MCF) in Jhajjar, near Gurgaon, Haryana. This warehouse, which is expected to be completed in December 2020, is part of the five-year US$ 150 million investment plan the company announced in March 2019. Located on a 31-acre site, the future facility will provide cutting-edge warehousing, handling, value-added and omni-channel services to FM Logistic’s clients in the Northern Region of India.

The construction of the warehouse will be supervised by NG Concept, the real-estate sister company of FM Logistic. NG concept has more than 30 years of experience in constructing ‘A’ grade, XXL multi-client warehouses. 

According to Stéphane Descarpentries, Director for Asia and strategic projects, FM Logistic, “This new warehouse near Delhi fits into our strategy of constructing multi-client warehouses near major Indian cities, such as Mumbai, Bangalore and Calcutta. All these facilities will meet our customers’ expectations in terms of cost efficiency, warehouse space optimisation, product safety and capacity flexibility. They also answer the demand for fewer, bigger distribution centres, which is driven by the GST.” 

Highlighting the key features of the facility, Alexandre Amine Soufiani, Managing Director, FM Logistic India said “With a built-up area of 700,000 square feet, the Jhajjar MCF enjoys strategic access to the Kundali, Manesar and Palwal expressways for faster connectivity to all major consumption centres in the Northern Region. 

The new warehouse will have a storage capacity of 100,000 pallet positions and provide a dedicated area for co-packing and other value-added services.  
Furnished with best-in-class safety and security features, the warehouse will offer cost efficient, quality storage and handling services. It will also allow for good working conditions, in addition to respecting the environment. 

Alexandre Amine added: “FM Logistic aims to strengthen its leading position in India thanks to a good combination of multi-client and dedicated sites responding to customer needs, the management of a global supply chain (warehousing, distribution, value-added services) according to an omni-channel model (B2B and B2C), innovation, sustainable development and social responsibility. I sincerely thank our customers and employees for their trust.”

Jeremy Lefevre, Construction Director Asia, NG Concept, said, “The new A+ Grade facility will be the first in India to combine LEED-certification (Leadership in Energy and Environmental Design), FM Global firefighting and natural hazards protection, and high quality insulation and ventilation"  

FM Logistic in India is one of the key 3PL companies. It has a presence over 40 locations and managing over 4.50 million square feet of warehousing space.FM Logistic India provides warehousing and distribution logistics services for the automotive, FMCG, retail, e-commerce and engineering sectors.

 

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