DP World has recently announced the launch of its 3,80,000 sq. ft. State-of-the-Art warehousing facility in Bhiwandi in Maharashtra. The facility will be catering to businesses in segments that include agriculture, pharmaceuticals, electric vehicles and chemicals in and around the region.
The facility is divided into two sections. One section that is spread over 1,90,000 sq. ft. has been specially designed for hazardous chemical storage, offering a capacity of 20,000 pallet positions for the normal temperature zone, along with an additional 1,000 pallet positions for the 20 to 25-degree temperature-controlled area, which can be further expanded when needed.
The other section is spread over 1,50,000 sq. ft. and is dedicated to non-chemical storage. Further, the warehouse includes a 40,000 sq. ft. separate area featuring two distinct cold storage rooms.
The new facility offers extensive range of safety features throughout the premises. This also includes a chill temperature-controlled area, maintained at 20° to 25°C for Pharma, Food Reagents, etc. Further, there are fireproof partitions, a dedicated firewater system, a spill containment pit and rockwool insulation on the roof.
The facility utilizes High-Volume Low-Speed Fans (HVLS) for efficient air circulation in order to enhance air quality and promote employee well-being. Additionally, as a sustainability initiative, the facility is equipped with a solar system.
The facility’s two-sided Docking system reduces the picking path whereas a Safety Lifeline system ensures driver safety while removing tarpaulin from trucks. The facility also features an extended canopy area of over 5 meters, ensuring smooth loading and unloading of vehicles across all seasons.
Anoop Chauhan, Head – Contract Logistics and Cold Chain Solutions at DP World India, who had commented on the occasion stated – “We are constantly working towards building a seamless multi-modal network. The addition of the state-of-the-art warehouse in Bhiwandi in the DP World network will not only expand our robust infrastructure but will also enable us to aid our customers in achieving greater connectivity between global and domestic markets.”