FLYJAC – LOGISTEED opens Rs 300 cr state-of-the-art multi-purpose logistics centre in Mumbai

Marking a significant milestone in its three-decades-long journey, FLYJAC Logistics (a subsidiary of Japanese logistics company Hitachi Transport System Group — now renamed LOGISTEED) recently announced the inauguration and operationalisation of a Multi-Purpose Logistics Centre (MPLC) at a vantage location in India’s financial capital, Mumbai.

This latest state-of-the-art facility in Taloja, Navi Mumbai, set-up at an investment of Rs 300 cr, is spread across 5 lakh sq ft on 22 acres of land area. This is the company’s second MPLC, after the maiden facility in Oragadam, near Chennai in Tamil Nadu.

The momentous occasion of the MPLC inauguration was graced by Kaneko Toshihiro, Chief Consul, Consulate General of Japan, Mumbai; Kazuhiko Zaiki, General Manager- Business Development HQ, LOGISTEED, Japan; Bharat Kaushal, MD, Hitachi India; A V Ravikumar, CEO and MD, FLYJAC Logistics; founding members of Flyjac and high-level representatives from Flyjac’s esteemed customers.

Speaking at the inaugural event, A V Ravikumar acknowledged the immense faith and contributions of the customers, that has propelled FLYJAC thus far, from it’s humble beginnings. Sharing his enthusiasm and optimism regarding the growth opportunities that lay ahead, he re-affirmed that FLYJAC would continue to uphold their founding values of ‘Customer Delight, Self-development and Social Welfare.’ Towards accomplishing the same, he humbly solicited the continued support and trust of customers.

The new MPLC facility is equipped with automation technologies, including automatic battery-operated pallet trolleys and auto truck unloading, which will enhance overall efficiency of logistics operations. Additionally, the complete functioning of the warehouse and related business processes can be monitored and controlled through an AI-based control tower that ensures speedy and efficient execution. The infrastructure at the MPLC has been setup in a manner that can be scaled up for future requirements in warehousing, as well as trucking and technology.

As a leading integrated logistics solution provider in India, FLYJAC serves more than 300 corporate customers. Employing 3,500 personnel, FLYJAC operates out of 30 offices across the country and abroad, and runs more than 100 warehouses with cumulative space spanning more 70 lakh sq ft. In line with the strategy of transforming itself from a “light asset organisation to a right asset organisation”, FLYJAC is working on setting up MPLC in all Indian metros at a cost of more than Rs 700 crores. These MPLCs are aimed at offering improved efficiency and sustainability in serving FLYJAC’s esteemed customers to meet their Integrated Logistics needs in the coming times.

Following the MPLC inaugural, a customer meet was hosted at Hotel Leela, Mumbai. The programme was presided over by Dr Yasukata Fukahori, Consul General, Consulate General, Japan, Mumbai.

Addressing the gathering, Dr. Fukahori conveyed his hearty congratulations to FLYJAC – LOGISTEED, for this monumental achievement that depicts the ever-growing Indo-Japan cooperation. He also touched upon the historical ties between India and Japan, and how both countries share common spiritual roots and values that date back more than 1,500 years.

Adding a philosophical touch to the evening, spiritual leader, and Management Guru Swami Sukhabodhananda delivered a special address on ‘Total Quality Individual’. His deep insights about human nature and the pursuit of excellence, ignited the minds of the audience and offered a unique experience.

Speaking on the occasion, Kazuhiko Zaiki shared his thoughts on the bullish and vibrant Indian market, and how it had prompted a sea-change in LOGISTEED Japan’s India investment strategy – “switching from a light-asset model to a right-asset model”. “In keeping with this, the organisation would be setting up MPLCs at Delhi and Bengaluru, while expanding the existing MPLC at Chennai,” he stated.

Delivering the keynote address, Bharat Kaushal, MD, Hitachi India, highlighted the assured quality of Japanese products and technologies, which have captured the imagination of, and met the expectations of customers worldwide.

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