Gati launches advanced air freight solutions for key industry sectors, to invest 100 crores in FY 21-22

Leading express transportation services provider, Gati-KWE Limited— an Allcargo company— has launched advanced air freight solutions for pharma, electronics and auto ancillaries. The firm has also earmarked a budget of Rs 100 crores for infrastructure and technology development in FY21-22.

With direct connections to 34 commercial airports across the country and strategic tie-ups with India’s leading airlines, Gati-KWE ensures cargo deliveries within 24-48 hours to almost all key locations. The presence of trained staff ensures that even dangerous goods or hazardous materials (hazmat) are handled efficiently and transported with complete safety and care. Customers rely on Gati-KWE for air freight services with value-added services and customised delivery options like multiple cut-offs, late pick-ups, next day deliveries, and more.

Gati-KWE operates Air Transit Centres (ATCs) in 8 metro cities across India and is expediting efforts to strategically position some of the ATCs near the airports for facilitating faster and multiple retrievals of cargoes. Two more ATCs proposed to be launched in Chandigarh and Indore can bolster the company’s air freight services even further. In order to facilitate seamless multi-modal cargo transportation across the country, Gati-KWE is set to launch a state-of-the-art 1.5 lakh sq ft Surface Transportation Centre (STC) in Delhi on June 2021, to be followed by four more at Mumbai, Nagpur, Indore and Bengaluru in future.

Sector-specific expertise and specialised solutions are a hallmark of Gati-KWE’s air freight offerings. Temperature-controlled transportation for perishable cold chain shipments and deliveries within 24 to 48 hours, are ideal for the pharma sector. Customers of auto parts and ancillaries can enhance supply chain efficiency with seamless consignments within 24 to 48 hours. Zero-cooling periods for electronic shipments lead to better cost optimisation and reduced turnaround times.

A number of technology initiatives like API integration, online tracking, instant assistance on WhatsApp and enterprise-wide digital tools and systems to streamline processes enable Gati-KWE to optimise and boost its air freight operations.

“Our air freight solutions offer the convenience of nationwide reach with customised solutions, smooth connectivity and tie-ups with leading commercial airlines in the country. We have an aggressive expansion plan, targeting robust growth of 30% Y-O-Y by FY22 with the air freight business contributing a healthy double digit to the top-line. We are committed to add value to our customers’ supply chains by providing end-to-end air cargo and multi-modal transport solutions in a time-efficient and cost-effective manner,” said Bala Aghoramurthy, Deputy Managing Director, Gati-KWE.

Creating a unique advantage for Gati-KWE’s air freight operations is its express distribution excellence and possibility to offer customers end-to-end cargo transportation to more than 19,800 PIN codes in 735 of India’s 739 districts. Additionally, as an Allcargo Company, Gati-KWE can complement its domestic air freight services with a host of solutions for diverse logistics verticals and connectivity to a global network of more than 180 countries.

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