Freight Systems Limited (FSL) achieved a remarkable milestone today with the inauguration of its state-of-the-art Grade-A EDGE-certified Warehouse and Fulfilment center in Gurugram, Haryana.
Situated strategically close to consumption centers in Delhi and adjoining areas, the Grade-A EDGE-Certified Green Warehouse and Fulfilment Center represents a pioneering initiative in sustainable warehousing. With an investment of approximately INR 80 Crores, this facility is strategically located to serve a diverse range of industries, including automotive, FMCG, White Goods, Apparel, Retail, pre-packed Foods, consumables, Hi-Tech products, home appliances, and healthcare. The center is also poised to create opportunities for over 250 personnel, contributing to the local economy and fostering skill development.
The event, graced by esteemed guests Mr. Pramod Kaushik (Head Supply Chain at Apollo Tyres), Mr. Shounak Ray (Business Development Lead at IFC), Ms. Shruti Shukla (Head e-commerce at Monte Carlo Fashions), Mr. Abhishek Chaturvedi (GM Marketing at Godrej Material Handling), Mr. Manu Raj Bhalla (Director & Global Head at FSL), Mr. David Phillips (CEO at Freight Systems) and Mr. Suresh Kannappan (CCO at Freight Systems), marked not only the opening of a warehouse but a significant leap forward in sustainable logistics solutions.
Prioritizing Sustainability For The Greater Good
The center focuses on implementing a range of sustainable features to minimize environmental impact
and maximize operational efficiency:
- Solar Power: Installation of solar panels to harness clean energy, reducing the carbon footprint and operating costs.
- Water Recycling: Implementation of water recycling systems to minimize water wastage and ensure responsible water use.
- Rainwater Harvesting: Collection and utilization of rainwater to reduce dependency on external water sources and mitigate the risk of water scarcity.
- Battery-Operated Material Handling Equipment: Adoption of electric and battery-operated equipment to reduce emissions and improve indoor air quality. It also has provisions for charging of Electric Vehicles.
- Recycled Pallets: Utilization of recycled and sustainable pallets for storage and transportation, reducing waste and supporting eco-friendly supply chain practices.
“This warehouse is not just a testament to our commitment to sustainability but also of our commitment to serving the needs of a broad spectrum of industries, thereby, doing our share in promoting trade activity and generation of jobs in the area,” emphasized Mr. Manu Raj Bhalla during the ceremony.
As Mr. David Phillips, CEO at Freight Systems, expressed gratitude for the collaborative effort that resulted in this cutting-edge facility, he highlighted the strategic importance of India for FSL. “India is FSL’s biggest machine – this is where we do most of our business. We are committed to bringing sustainability and employment in the area,” he remarked.
The event also witnessed industry experts praising the facility’s innovative design and sustainability features. Mr. Abhishek Chaturvedi, GM -Marketing at Godrej Material Handling and Storage Solutions, commended it as one of the best in India, poised to set a benchmark for efficiency and sustainability in the warehousing sector.
Mr. Pramod Kaushik, Head – Supply Chain at Apollo Tyres, emphasized the critical role of logistics, stating, “Logistics and especially warehousing is one of the areas with the most investment in today’s time. It is the era of logistics, and only those who ace at their game will survive to see the light of the day.”
Shounak Ray, Business Development Lead – South Asia, Green Building Program at IFC, drew a powerful analogy, stating, “If India’s economy is the body, the logistics industry is the muscles – You need them for everything you do. And this is how the industry contributes to the Indian economy.”
FSL’s commitment to women’s empowerment in the warehouse sector was also highlighted during the event, underlining the company’s dedication to providing equal opportunities to all genders.
The vote of thanks was presented by Mr. Suresh Kannappan, CCO at Freight Systems, expressing gratitude to all involved parties. The ceremony concluded with an exclusive tour of the facility, offering a firsthand look at the warehouse’s sustainable features, advanced technology, and its pivotal role in supporting a diverse range of industries.
As FSL continues to pioneer sustainable logistics solutions, the EDGE-certified warehouse stands as a testament to its commitment to excellence, innovation, and environmental responsibility in the ever-evolving logistics landscape.