Gati-KWE strengthens storage and distribution capabilities to cater to festive e-commerce rush

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Express logistics company, Gati-KWE has revamped its express distribution, warehousing, and supply chain management services to cater to the upcoming festive season demand. Despite the COVID-19 pandemic, the company expects robust 50% growth in volumes during the period from October-December.

While gearing up for the upcoming festive season, Gati-KWE is actively building and hiring capacity with added trucks, to efficiently leverage its varied offerings and cater to customers’ diverse requirements.

The company is geared to offer advanced warehousing that benefits customers’ business supply chains by reducing time and cost, along with enhancing product availability. It has rolled out multi-level warehousing solutions with inventory optimisation, risk management, and contingency strategies, sales and operations planning, demand repository, and POS data adoption.

“We are further augmenting our express logistics capacity for the upcoming festive season. Our decision to expand resources and service bandwidth by hiring additional trucks is a consequence of our experience and understanding of the market underlined by our commitment to efficiently accommodate the increased and dynamic demands of our customers during this period,” said Bala Aghoramurthy, Deputy Managing Director, Gati-KWE Ltd.

Brands across different industry sectors along with e-commerce market places and players are gearing up for the festive season. They are aggressively promoting various offers to drive sales. These intense efforts are expected to significantly drive logistics volumes and demand in the festive season.

Additionally, the changes in buying patterns suggest that consumer sentiment in India is gradually improving. According to the recent Mintel research findings, almost 30% of Indian consumers surveyed, plan to spend more on clothes and accessories followed by other goods.

In the express distribution segment, Gati-KWE offers customised distribution services and on-time deliveries as per the requirement and convenience of customers.

Through Gati AIR, Express Plus Service, and Express Service, Gati-KWE Express offers cost-effective and time-sensitive services for parcels, freight, and special cargo movement.

Gati’s domestic network covers 735 of India’s 739 districts and more than 19,800 pin codes. The company operates a large fleet of more than 5000 vehicles and offers assured space across 32 airline sectors.

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