JWL Group’s Cold Comfort

Since 1986, the JW Group has been a leading player in the Indian logistics sector for over three decades, with businesses divided in four firms— JAC Air Services Pvt Ltd (air cargo ground handling activities), JWC Logistics Park Pvt Ltd (container freight station focusing on full container load, DPD yard and 3PL warehousing and distribution), JWR Logistics Pvt Ltd (container freight station focusing on less container load), and JWL Cold Store Pvt Ltd (cold chain warehousing and distribution).

Beyond the Freezer

JWL Cold Store aims to serve the FMCG, Food, Pharma and healthcare industries for which it has specially designed dedicated food and pharma divisions— JWL Food Hub with 13,000 pallet capacity and JWL Pharma Hub with 24,000 pallet capacity. Facilities are FSSAI and FDA approved, ISO and GDP certified.

JWL’s cold chain facilities are built with FM approved fire rated sandwich panels for superior fire rating and preventing the spread of fire within the panel itself and, as such, can be compared to non-combustible panels for protection purposes. It has installed specialised flooring which is pharma and food grade approved. Its selective racking systems are customisable as per customer’s demand.

JWL Cold Store is equipped with the state-of-the-art warehouse management systems which support barcoding, FIFO and FEFO system controls. This has enabled the efficient and methodical handling of products and timely, accurate inventory and billing management.

JWL’s multi-temperature facilities and ambient storage spaces have specific temperature ranges to accommodate customer specifications:

  • Frozen temperature range: – 25°C to -20°C
  • Chiller temperature range: + 2°C to +8°C
  • Chiller temperature range: +2°C to +4°C
  • Chiller temperature range: +15°C to +25°C
  • Ambient: +15°C to +30°C
  • Ambient: +30°C and above

Secure storage for assets, including:

  • Food and food ingredients
  • Pharma and healthcare 
  • Medical devices
  • Shelf-stable compounds
  • Retains
  • Other finished goods

In 2014, JWL started out with an initial capacity of 6,800 pallets, but due to the huge demand for value-based cold chain capability requirements, it expanded its capacity to 37,000 pallets.

Additionally, with JWL and its group companies being into different business models in logistics, they are able to offer complete end-to-end solutions to customers, combining value-added services including:

  • Customs bonded and non-customs bonded facilities
  • Excise bond facility for exports
  • Bulk breaking and packing activities
  • Labelling activities
  • Inventory visibility – daily automated reports
  • Barcoding
  • Specialised palletisation
  • Online temperature monitoring – access to customers
  • Container plug-in facility
  • Container cross-loading facility
  • Transportation facility

In its journey so far, JWL Cold Store has created a strong partnership with brands such as OSI Vista Foods, Ferrero India, CIPLA, Haagen-Dazs, Mondelez India, Dupont, etc. to name a few.

The ‘FOOD HUB’ storage and logistics

JWL’s unique Food Hub is a specially designed facility to service the perishable food industry and has augmented capacity for 6,800 pallets.

In June 2017, JWL Cold Store inaugurated JWL Food Hub-II in Mumbai. Located at Padeghar in Panvel, the ultra-modern facility boasts world-class cold chain solutions. It is aimed at servicing the rapidly growing perishable food industry and has 6,200 pallets storage capacity and temperature ranging from -250C to +250C.

The new Food Hub is being commissioned keeping in mind the rise in demand of the sector. With taking service commitment levels to newer heights, this facility is designed in a way that it caters to specific needs of the perishable food industry. Specialised material handling equipment, imported fire-proof PUF panels, and pollution-free ammonia-based cooling systems are some examples of high standards that are followed by JWL.

The ‘PHARMA HUB’ cold chain

JWL’s specially developed Pharma Hub is a unique facility meant to serve the pharmaceutical industry’ storage requirements with augmented capacity for up to 7,500 pallets.

Committed to taking service solutions to new heights, in June 2019, JWL Cold Store inaugurated JWL Pharma Hub 2.0 in Mumbai. Located at Palaspe in Panvel, the specialised facility boasts best-in-class cold chain solutions. It has 5,500 pallets storage capacity and temperature ranging from -250C to +250C. This facility has been designed to cater to specific needs of the Industry with specialised material handling equipment, imported fire-proof PIR panels, and eco-friendly cooling systems.

Added to this, in the year of 2021, JWL added another 12,000 pallets capacity to cater to the growing needs of the pharmaceutical and life sciences sector.

Existing along the trade gateway

Mumbai and Pune are large industrial regions where food/FMCG/pharma manufacturing and production takes place. Being close to these manufacturing and consumption hubs of Maharashtra, JWL provides unique B2B solutions in the storage of perishables and pharmaceuticals and their distribution services.

JWL’s Food and Pharma hubs have unique advantages in terms of its location. Situated close to India’s largest port JNPT, JWL becomes the most logical choice amongst the importers and exporters who are associated with the port. Also, both Food and Pharma hubs have the facility of bonded cold storage within their premises— which makes them a value proposition for all EXIM-related activities. They also offer multiple types of value-added services which makes JWL different and superior from others in the trade.

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