Mahindra Logistics, one of India’s largest Third-Party Logistics (3PL) solution providers, which has partnered Volkswagen Group India for over six years, has further strengthened its association with the German carmaker. It will now manage the Parts Distribution Centre (PDCs) of the Volkswagen Group India at NCR and Bangalore. The project involves operating two best-in-class PDCs that will feed spare parts to the German carmaker’s dealer partners in the North, East and Southern regions of the country.
As part of the arrangement, Mahindra Logistics will manage more than 200,000 square feet of warehousing space and PDC operations, servicing the Volkswagen Group India through a variable and scalable model. Both state-of-the-art warehouses are specially designed and equipped with customised storage, diverse Material Handling Equipment (MHE) and the very latest in technological solutions. The technology solutions include Warehouse Management Systems (WMS), specialised packaging solutions to ensure quality and temperature-controlled zones for hazardous material.
Mahindra Logistics currently services the inbound and outbound transportation of spare parts from Regional Distribution Centre (RDC) in Chakan, Pune – including export and import, In-plant Logistics, Just in Time (JIT) & Just in Sequence (JIS) at the Volkswagen Group production facility in Chakan, Pune.
The company has played a very significant role of being a logistics partner in the production of over 650,000 vehicles in the Volkswagen Group India’s recent milestone of producing its one-millionth vehicle from its Chakan plant on April 19, 2019.
Mahindra Logistics as a change agent
For Mahindra Logistics, the start of this new project reinforces its leadership in logistics solutions serving the automotive and engineering industries in India. With warehousing and transportation operations spanning 15 million square feet and 75,000 vehicle placements per month, the company caters to a diverse set of user industries, including e-commerce, consumer, pharma, people transport solution, in addition to automotive and engineering.
Commenting on the enhanced ties with Volkswagen Group India, Pirojshaw Sarkari, CEO, Mahindra Logistics, said, “We are very happy to be part of the Volkswagen Group’s growth story over the last six years. This project is a testimony to our capabilities in automotive logistics and the continuous faith the industry has showered to 3PL players like us. We are certain that the Volkswagen Group will achieve the desired cost efficiency and more importantly reach the end-user, on time."
Justin Nolte, director, Group After Sales & Vehicle Logistics - Volkswagen Group Sales India, said, “We are pleased to have been associated with Mahindra Logistics and look forward to working collaboratively towards a strengthened supply chain network and an increased footprint under the ‘India 2.0’ Project.”