Algor Supply Chain Solutions is all set to expand its business footprint in India by introducing temperature controlled logistics and supply chain services targeted at the enterprise-class customers. Starting with Mumbai and Gujarat, the company will extend its services to clients from Nagpur, Raipur, Hyderabad, Bengaluru and Chennai. It is also planning to expand its operations pan-India in the next two years.
The company combines its SOP-driven quality-focused offerings combined with international best practices to meet the customized logistical requirements of its enterprise clients. Apart from that, the fastest growing service provider in the country will also offer refrigerated warehousing and transportation for small consignments (less than a truckload).
The traditional logistics services with hub-and-spoke model are challenged with safety of goods and time-cost overruns as consignment changes hands multiple times before reaching the destination. This poses a serious challenge for companies from pharma and healthcare sector. The difficulties are accentuated when goods are shipped with passive cooling agents.
Temperature-controlled logistics is critically important in the pharma and healthcare sectors where the material being shipped can become unstable if temperature is altered. Algor, with its emphasis on active, heavy-duty precision cooling inside the reefer vans and speedy, direct connectivity between origin and destination ensures safety and security of the material at all times.
Algor has invested in HACCP-certified quality cold storages, operating in five temperature zones in order to meet the requirements of handling various products with ease. The temperatures that can be maintained range from +25 ºC to -25 ºC, and be changed as per customer-requirement. The right level of humidity can also be maintained along with temperature as deemed necessary.
Algor’s custom-bonded facility within the cold store allows for cargo storage under bond and seeks partial releases, helping clients with a phased-out payment of customs duty. Using Algor’s services, customers can save ground rent charges to CFS for eight to 10 days, refrigerated plug-in charges for eight to 10 days, container detention charges to shipping line for eight to 10 days, as well as transportation charges to the cold store.
The refrigerator systems inside the van are maintained and the air conditioning systems well-calibrated to maintain controlled temperatures as required. The inside walls of the reefer vans are adequately protected via a layer of insulated material so that the cargo inside remains safe and secure. Algor’s spill-kits is yet another innovation that makes sure that liquid items are contained within the units of casing they are packed in.
Source: Express Pharma