The TCI cold chain and the Japanese Mitsui create a joint venture
TCI Cold Chain Solutions (TCI CCS) – a unit of Transport Corporation of India Ltd (TCI) – and Japan’s Mitsui & Co Limited have formed a joint venture to meet India’s growing demand for temperature-controlled logistics solutions.
TCI CCS provides integrated cold chain logistics services in India, with a focus on temperature controlled storage and transport, for large local and global companies in various industries including fresh food sourcing, commodities pharmaceuticals, chemicals and quick service restaurants (QSRs).
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“Our heritage of over 60 years as one of the leaders in the Indian logistics space, in synergy with Mitsui’s global logistics and supply chain management expertise, positions us well for provide the best services to customers. Additionally, building on the logistics capabilities developed by Mitsui in Japan, we aim to further expand and build a robust cold chain infrastructure in India, thereby adding value to our customers ”, said Vineet Agarwal, Director General of TCI, in a press release. .
Cold chain company
Thanks to its multi-user and multi-temperature warehouses and its fleet of refrigerated vehicles, TCI CCS offers primary distribution of products from factory to warehouse and secondary distribution from its warehouse and distribution centers to retailers. .
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TCI CCS has a processing capacity of over 10,000 pallet locations across the temperature range (-25 to +25 ° C) in major Indian cities. This is in addition to TCI Group’s 12 million square feet of warehouse space and material handling capacity.
Mitsui’s investment in TCI’s cold chain business builds on more than two decades of cooperation between the two companies, dating back to the joint establishment in 1999 of Transystem Logistics International, a logistics company serving the Indian automotive sector. with “just-in-time delivery”. automotive components and spare parts.