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Algor launches temperature controlled logistics and supply chain services

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Plans to expand its footprints in India

Algor Supply Chain Solutions has introduced temperature controlled logistics and supply chain services targeted at the enterprise-class customers. With its professionally managed and top-notch quality service offerings, Algor is all set to expand its business footprint in India.

Starting with Mumbai and Gujarat, the company will extend its services to clients from Nagpur, Raipur, Hyderabad, Bengaluru and Chennai. It plans to expand its operations pan-India in the next two years.

The specialist service provider Algor combines its SOP-driven quality-focused offerings combined with international best practices to meet the customised logistical requirements of its enterprise clients’. Apart from logistics, the fastest growing service provider in the country will also offer refrigerated warehousing and transportation for small consignments (less than a truckload).

Right from the primary movement from the manufacturing or processing units to local distribution in its own fleet of reefer vans, Algor provides end-to-end temperature-controlled warehousing and distribution for export, import and domestic cargo movements.

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 addresses the specific quick-transportation needs of corporates when it comes to shipping small consignments. With a world-class fleet management system, satellite navigation and online temperature monitoring in real time, Algor addresses the organisations’ critical requirement of just-in-time quality logistics with high visibility.

Algor knows that temperature-controlled specialised logistics and supply chain services are not just about moving goods from one place to other. With a clear focus on global standards in service quality, its promise to the clients is fundamentally different.

Algor’s team of professional ensure that there is no damage to the goods. The company offers a range of specialised services including packaging support, pelletisation and bulk transportation.

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.

A strong emphasis on standard operating procedures (SOP) and cutting-edge technology tools are some of the focus areas of Algor. Backed by over 25 years of rich industry experience of the founding team, the company invests heavily in internal training programmes to ensure its professionals surpass the global industry standards in terms of domain knowledge and technical expertise. From its R&D team members to reefer van pilots, every professional it hires is rigorously trained and qualified to excel in the job assigned.

For instance, Algor conducts refresher courses for its reefer van pilots every six months, educating them about relevant transportation rules and regulations, understanding of technology, maintenance of vehicle and on-vehicle equipment, and remedial course of action to save time when any urgent repairs are required.

Besides the job-specific skill-sets, Algor’s pilots are trained in soft skills and the right attitude towards hygiene. The pilots also undergo for physical fitness tests and vision check-up regularly.

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. The company has several years of experience to carry out the transportation of hazardous chemicals or other dangerous goods.

EP News BureauMumbai

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