A.P. Moller – Maersk (Maersk) has broken ground on its planned Cold Store facility in Mehsana, Gujarat, in western India.
The brand-new facility, developed specifically for HyFun Foods, will provide temperature-controlled storage options for perishable frozen processed food items.
The facility will employ the Captain Peter solution, a Remote Container Management system that gives complete visibility during cold chain transit. This monitors temperature and other essential parameters to maintain the integrity of cold chain logistics at the customer’s fingertips.
Maersk’s new Cold Store facility will be built near the customer’s industrial site and will function as the primary Cold Store facility.
The 14,700-pallet facility, located at the Fanidhar Mega Food Park, will be one of India’s largest single-shed cold stores.
According to Maersk, the facility will employ high-efficiency compressors and PIR panels, which are fire-resistant and have reduced thermal conductivity. Maersk noted that it will also invest in solar energy to power the facility, ensuring that the logistics solutions provided are in accordance with the company’s decarbonisation ambitions for NetZero by 2040.
Vikash Agarwal, Managing Director, Maersk South Asia, said: “Frozen food items need high quality, unbroken cold chain logistics solutions to preserve their integrity.
“Our new, state-of-the-art facility at Mehsana will be equipped with the highest standards of temperature compliance, with customised racking system to suit customer’s exact requirements, and modern technology to ensure top-notch operational accuracy.”
Kamlesh Karamchandani, Director – Sales & Marketing, HyFun Foods, stated: “Food security and quality are our top-most priority for ultimate customer satisfaction. To be able to deliver on those, we were looking at redesigning our supply chain model in a way where an unbroken cold chain becomes the backbone of how we move our processed food.
“Maersk’s single-window solution for the entire cold chain logistics strengthened by the brand new cold store facility simplifies supply chains for us.”