Allana Cold Chain Solutions, a division of the renowned Allana Group and a leading provider of end-to-end cold chain storage and transportation services, has announced its business expansion with the construction of storage facilities in Kolkata, Kakinada and Dera Bassi. This expansion marks an advance in Allana Cold Chain Solutions’ long-term and extensive expansion plans.
With the additional facilities in Kakinada and Dera Basi, the total storage capacity will increase to 65,000 tons. This expansion is a testament to Allana Cold Chain Solutions’ commitment to providing end-to-end solutions by bringing the experience and expertise in blast freezing, packaging, inspection, trucking and customized offerings to diverse industries and prestigious clients such as McCain Foods, Britannia Industries, Morde Foods, Abbott India, Sapphire Foods (KFC supplier), Varun Beverages, Mars International and others ensuring the integrity of cold chain logistics requirements throughout the process. The new facility will pave the way for the company to serve a wide range of customers in the food, pharmaceutical and other industries that rely heavily on efficient cold storage and transportation.
The company currently operates and manages cold storage facilities in Uttar Pradesh (Ghaziabad, Aligarh, Unnao) with a storage capacity of 11,000 tons, Kolkata (2,800 tons), Mewat, Haryana (2,000 tons), Mumbai and Aurangabad (28,000 tons) and Zaheerabad, Telangana ( 6500 tons). It also boasts a state-of-the-art fleet of 125 refrigerated trailers and trucks up to 40ft long, a rare sight on India’s inland logistics routes, which are monitored 24/7 from a modern ‘Transport Control Tower’ in Mumbai.
Commenting on the foray, Mr. Manish Muley, CEO of AllanaSons, “Our effective management module has enabled us to be operational 24/7, resulting in a 20% increase in revenue over the last three years, with the new additions have accelerated the growth rate is expected to be between 30% and 35% per year. The expansion of operations with these new facilities is a testament to our efficient management. The demand for cold chain logistics services has continued to grow and these new facilities will help us meet that demand from our existing and new clientele. We are convinced that we can offer our customers the highest quality of service thanks to our cutting-edge technology and our extensive industry expertise.”
Allana Cold Chain Solutions has built a solid reputation as a reliable cold chain logistics provider in India due to its commitment to excellent service, advanced facilities and state-of-the-art technology and equipment. The company continues to build and improve its position as a leader in the industry by partnering with the world’s leading refrigeration, tire and tank OEMs to ensure the highest quality of service. The vehicles are fitted with high-end tubeless tyres, which is unusual in Indian markets, ensuring the road safety of the truck, cargo and pedestrians.
The company has also invested heavily in futuristic capabilities to ensure superior customer service by establishing 24×7 operations and a highly skilled engineering team for in-house support in cold storage monitoring and fleet maintenance. The fleet’s trucks feature telematics similar to luxury cars, including ADAS (Advanced Driver-Assistance Systems) to ensure road safety and DMS (Driver Management System) to track each driver’s behavior and driving style. The DMS is supplemented by cameras in the trucks and notifies both the driver and the control tower of deviations from the plan, the use of DG sets, high stops at random locations, inattentive drivers and pedestrian protection.