Retail in Asia


GEODIS opens a new multi-user facility in India

GEODIS, a global transport and logistics services provider, announced the upcoming launch of a new multi-user facility at the LOGOS Logistics Estate in Luhari, 60 kilometres north of Delhi, India.

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This supports the rapidly growing needs of GEODIS clients within the retail sector.

Developed by LOGOS, one of Asia Pacific’s logistics property groups, the new purpose-built facility offers both a modern infrastructure and an extensive space that allows GEODIS to fully optimise its contract logistics offerings to the Indian market which is currently experiencing unprecedented demand.

The shift towards online shopping and omnichannel platforms, accelerated by the pandemic, has compelled retailers to seek logistics operators who can provide the sheer capacity to manage large merchandise inventory, along with the necessary tools to ensure both real-time and end-to-end visibility. The 26,654 sqm warehouse will have a state-of-the-art storage system consisting of both selective and very narrow aisle (VNA) pallet racks.

Equipped in this way, the new facility addresses retailers’ concerns regarding space availability and packing efficiency to ramp up order processing procedures.

The LOGOS Luhari Logistics Estate is strategically located within close proximity to other large industrial clusters, including Bawal, Bhiwadi and Dharuhera, as well as the central business districts of Gurugram and Delhi, the International Airport and National Highway 48.

The location is a prime spot for manufacturers and retailers alike, who wish to strengthen their presence in New Delhi and Northern India. With these strong networks in place, GEODIS’ customers can look forward to faster and more reliable delivery options when the facility officially opens in March 2022.

“The new facility in the LOGOS Luhari Logistics Estate ushers in a new era for GEODIS’ contract logistics capabilities and reinforces the company’s commitment to being a strategic growth partner for our retail and e-commerce customers,” said Lakshmanan Venkateswaran, Sub-Regional Managing Director, South Asia, GEODIS.

“We look forward to unveiling the facility and its potential to strengthen both our own and our partners’ presence in an industry that is currently undergoing a great deal of change,” added Venkateswaran.

The Luhari Estate will incorporate market leading sustainability and environmental initiatives including 20 acres of Miyawaki Forest Plantation, solar power generation and distribution for warehouse and common infrastructure energy provision in line with both partners’ commitments to care for the environment.

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State of the art monitoring to measure warehousing air circulation, temperature, energy and water usage will also be employed within the Estate in conjunction with heat mapping on the movement of trucks and people throughout the property. Such operational control will also influence the future design requirements of logistics estates.