Schenker India set to double its warehousing capacity by 2022

  • Focus on Digital-first approach to enhance efficiencies for local customers

Schenker India Pvt. Ltd. a subsidiary of DB Schenker, the transport and logistics division of the Euro 40.4 Billion Deutsche Bahn Group, plans to strengthen its local footprint and become the one of the largest warehousing players in the country over the next three years. Schenker India plans to double its warehousing capacity, from the current 3.5 Million sq. ft spread across 53 warehouse locations and enhance efficiencies through technology deployment for faster processing and real time updates across the value chain.

Schenker India has a portfolio of 1100+ clients supported by specialised professionals based in 37 offices in 34 cities across the country. With the objective of doubling its contribution in the Asian region, the company is aggressively rolling out an ‘Asia MNC’ strategy wherein the group leverages existing partnerships across borders to build the business. This region currently makes up 15% of DB Schenker’s business globally and is projected to grow to 30% by 2025.

“India is a priority market for DB Schenker globally and with the growth spurt triggered by the implementation of GST, we are well-poised to increase capacity and expand aggressively to better serve our customers. We are looking to double our warehousing capacity from the current 3.5 million sq. ft. making us one of the largest 3PL player in the next three years with a special emphasis on ttransforming our customers through innovative technology solutions.”, said Vishal Sharma, Chief Executive Officer, Schenker India, Cluster India and Indian Sub Continent.

Focussing on a digital first approach by providing eSchenker services to customers which incorporates all transport modes in one portal, Schenker India is bringing transparency and visibility across the supply chain and reducing the efforts on track and trace. With this customers can plan, order track and follow up on their shipments without any hassles at their convenience.

Moving forward the company plans to grow its cross-border road transport services and contract logistics to make deeper in-roads into verticals such as the automotive, electronics, consumer, retail and aerospace industry. The plans of expansion will be supported by DB Schenker’s state-of-the-art Enterprise Lab for Logistics and Digitization located in Germany which offers the best location and resources to innovate, develop, and test new solutions which will shape the logistics world of tomorrow.