India’s leading integrated temperature-controlled logistics service provider, Snowman Logistics has entered into a strategic partnership with Hyderabad based Dr. Reddy’s, under which it will provide temperature-controlled end-to-end logistics solutions for the delivery of the two-dose Sputnik COVID-19 vaccine across India.
The delivery of the vaccines will be managed by Snowman through its five high-capacity temperature-controlled warehouses in Mumbai, Delhi-NCR, Kolkata, Chennai, and Bengaluru.
Under the said partnership, the company will offer storage, order processing, shipper packing, and secondary transportation from these locations.
The fie location that will be leveraged by Snowman is strategically located, which will not only help the 3PL player to take care of the state distribution but the whole of the regional requirements as well.
The temperature throughout the logistics of the vaccine will be maintained between -20 degrees Celsius and -25 degrees Celsius. With this, Snowman will be the largest 3PL service provider for vaccines in the country offering national reach to Dr. Reddy’s Lab.
Snowman Logistics can store 650 million doses at any given time, which can be extended to 1.05 billion doses with short notice for Pan-India distribution. It can provide storage of up to -80 degrees Celsius, with real-time temperature monitoring to ensure the correct conditions for vaccine distribution during the entire supply chain.
Furthermore, the company has a CAPEX plan of roughly Rs.425 crores for capacity expansion, with a focus on the Pharma and E-Commerce sector where the company has seen huge increases in demand since the onset of the pandemic, especially as there is a dearth of capacities in the organized sector.
Vaccine delivery is the need of the hour. With this partnership with Dr. Reddy’s, we aim to reach maximum institutions administering vaccines through our five high-capacity temperature-controlled warehouses. We are hopeful of carrying a seamless drive from these warehouses through our fleet of refrigerated vehicles maintaining the requisite temperatures throughout the delivery cycle. We will be delivering Sputnik vaccine to nearby states and cities as well from these strategic locations.”~ Mr. Sunil Nair, CEO, Snowman Logistics Limited,
Snowman Logistics is a key vertical of the Gateway group, and we are proud to have built the largest private temperature-controlled warehouse capacity in India through which we can serve the country’s requirements at this difficult time. While we have been distributing COVID vaccines since the beginning of this year, we are excited about this partnership with Dr. Reddy’s Laboratories through which we hope to provide COVID vaccines across India.”Ishaan Gupta, Joint Managing Director, Gateway Distriparks Limited
Last year, Snowman designed solutions catering to small volume locations where there is no cold storage (Small towns, Taluka, Village, etc.), by using refrigerated containers, reach-in freezers, etc for effective temperature-controlled deliveries.