Schenker India opened the first phase of its largest warehousing hub in India that spans over a space of 25,000 sq mt in Badli, Gurgaon which is close to the KMP (Kundli Manesar Palwal) expressway for efficient supply chain management within NCR and North India.
DB Schenker plans to become one of the largest logistics service providers in the country and double the warehousing capacity to 650,000 sq mt from the current national footprint of 325,000 by 2024. DB Schenker, the global leading logistics service provider, is a 100 percent subsidiary by the German railway company Deutsche Bahn.
The new facility will extend the services to Schenker India’s existing customer base of 1800+ in sectors such as automotive, pharma, retail and consumer, industrial, electronics and aerospace.
Contract logistics strategy
Vishal Sharma, CEO, cluster India & Indian sub-continent, DB Schenker said, “This facility in Badli is part of our broader plan to develop similar large-scale warehouses in India and double the warehousing capacity to 650,000+ sq mt from the current national footprint of 325,000 sq mt. This we target to accomplish by 2024. The development will greatly enhance DB Schenker’s footprint in the Indian subcontinent to serve all our customers in all vertical markets.”
“It is a milestone development in the overall contract logistics strategy for the organization after years of careful planning and preparation. It is also a strong testament to DB Schenker’s long term commitment to India as it is one of its most strategically important market in the global network and is projected to grow over 100 percent by 2025,” he added.