Mahindra Logistics acquires Whizzard to strengthen last-mile delivery services

by Autocar Pro News Desk , 28 Feb 2022

Mahindra Logistics, one of India’s largest third-party logistics (3PL) solution providers has announced its acquisition of majority stake in Hyderabad-based ZipZap Logistics, a last-mile logistics service provider operating under the brand ‘Whizzard’.

This the company says will complement its existing last-mile delivery business and EDeL, its electric vehicle-based delivery services.

MLL says expanding technology based last0mile services is an integral part of its growth strategy and this transaction will help accelerate addition of technology, geographical coverage and operational capabilities. Whizzard operates an intra-city distribution network for digital commerce and last-mile delivery. It currently enables seamless handling of 60 million packages per year, across diverse segments. The company led by Ankit Madhania and Arun Rao, has grown 10x in the last 3 years and serves customers with its full stack digital capabilities and micro-distribution centres catering to more than 3,000 pin codes.

Rampraveen Swaminathan, MD and CEO, Mahindra Logistics said, “Last-mile delivery and fulfilment continues to see strong tailwinds with increased digital adoption, expanding delivery networks and onset of quick commerce. This association will enhance and strengthen our existing presence for our customers in e-commerce and other segments. The Whizzard team has built deep capabilities and delivered strong growth till date. We look forward to building the association together and providing customers integrated solutions”.

Ankit Mandhania and Arun Rao, said, “Mahindra Logistics is one of the most respected logistics companies in India. We believe that being downstream to this and respected brand with a large customer base is significant strategic advantage for a last-mile delivery company like us. We are thrilled to join hands with Mahindra Logistics and look forward to rapidly scaling our business in the coming years”.