Mahindra Logistics Limited (MLL),
one of India’s largest Third-Party Logistics (3PL) solution providers,
announced that it has further strengthened its association with the Volkswagen
Group India, one of India’s leading car manufacturers. MLL will manage
the first of its kind Parts Distribution Centre (PDC) of the
Volkswagen Group, India at NCR and Bangalore. The project spans operating
two best in class PDCs that will feed spare parts to the Volkswagen Group,
India dealer partners in North, East and Southern
regions of India.
As part of this solution, MLL
will manage more than 200000 sq. ft. 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
customized storage, diverse Material Handling Equipment (MHE) and the very
latest in technological solutions. The technology solutions include Warehouse
Management Systems (WMS), specialized packaging solutions to ensure quality and
temperature-controlled zones for hazardous material.
MLL 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 start of this project once
again reinforces MLL’s leadership in logistics solutions serving the automotive
and engineering industries in India. With warehousing and transportation
operations spanning 15 million square feet and 75000 vehicle placements per
month, MLL continues to serve a diverse set of user industries, including
e-commerce, consumer, pharma, people transport solution, in addition to auto
It must be noted that MLL has
played a very significant role of being a logistics partner by producing more
than 6.5 lakh vehicles in the Volkswagen Group, India’s recent milestone of
producing its 1 millionth vehicle from its Chakan facility.
Mr. Pirojshaw Sarkari, CEO –
Mahindra Logistics, said, “We are very happy to be part of the Volkswagen
Group’s growth story over the last 6 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, India will achieve the desired cost efficiency and
more importantly, ensure that their products reach the end-user, on time.”
Mr. 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”.