MJ commences cold storage warehouse
MJ Logistic Services Ltd (MJ) has commenced operations of its state-of-the-art four thousand tonnes* capacity cold storage warehouse and distribution facility with new customer wins in the frozen food & vegetables segment at its Palwal facility in Haryana near Delhi/NCR.
The cold storage is part of the 200,000 sq ft logistics centre offering temperature controlled chambers from 18 degrees to – 25 degrees centigrade under a single roof. It is strategically located for customers in the food processing industry wanting to cover the supply chain across the northern region of India and Delhi/NCR. At present the facility is host to customers in the frozen food & specialty products segment like McCain’s Foods India Pvt Ltd, Danisco India Pvt Ltd, and couple of other customers in the frozen vegetables segment.
Anil Arora, Managing Director, MJ said, "The dearth of organized supply chain in cold storage in India is proving to be a major bottleneck while supplying fresh and quality perishable produce to the consumers and also in minimizing loss of the farm produce post harvest". He further added, "Through this ultra modern technology driven cold storage warehouse, we are committed to address the ever growing complexity in the cold storage management by helping our customers reduce waste and cost of handling, increase shelf life, maintain superiority and storage of perishable products through efficient management of cold chain network.”
“We chose MJ cold storage warehouse as it best fits with our business requirements through its unique offering of pay per use model, best in the class technology driven facility and is ideally located in the fast growing northern region.” says Pradeep Wadhwa, GM Distribution and Logistics (Asian Sub Continent, McCain Foods India Pvt Ltd, subsidiary of McCain Foods, Canada. He further adds "Being the world’s #1 producer of French Fries & appetizers we are committed to provide the highest quality of our range of frozen potato based products like French Fries, Wedges, Smiles, Aloo Tikki’s to our customers and this facility will play an important role in helping us achieve this."”
The state-of-the-art facility boasts of having 5000+ pallet positions for freezer & chilled products, fully equipped multi temperature control and is built to provide end-to-end handling and shipping of temperature-sensitive products. A feature unique to this facility is the intelligent storage systems capable of handling frozen and chilled products including humidity controls for Food & Vegetables (F & V).
With separate storage areas for vegetarian and non-vegetarian products, the warehouse has provisions for chiller rooms that are capable of maintaining temperatures between 0°C & 18°C with a RH ranging from 65 to 90. As part of its ‘Green’ initiative, the high-tech warehouse has an environment friendly Ammonia based system with variable frequency drive.
*Info error corrected by Company