Due to the increase in Omicron, fresh fruit importers expanding warehousing facilities
Due to an increase in Covid variant Omicron cases, fresh fruit importers in the country are expanding their warehousing and cold storage facilities. The spike of Covid cases has raised the demand for imported fruits in the country, and fresh fruit importers are taking no chances to keep the supply chain running smoothly.
Tarun Arora, director of finance and operations of IG International, a large fresh fruit importer, told: ‘Warehousing and logistics are critical factors that play a vital role in corporate growth.’
‘IG International is India’s largest fresh fruit importer. Because fresh fruits are particularly perishable, cold storages are essential to our operation. One of IG’s greatest achievements has been the establishment of a powerful fresh fruit distribution network in India, allowing fruit growers all over the world and Indian consumers to benefit from a unified marketplace. Our strategically positioned cold storage facilities are our most important facilitator in maintaining the integrity of our supply chain’ He stated.
Throughout the pandemic, there has been an increase in demand for imported fruits due to their immune-boosting and nutritious benefits. However, other reasons such as healthy lifestyle choices, increased income, and increased affordability have all contributed considerably to expanding demand over the years.
IG’s funding in cold storage facilities includes decisions with long-term impacts and that are environmentally friendly. We look forward to expanding our reach and penetration throughout India to fulfill our customers’ growing aspirations by recently adding 6,40,000 cubic feet of cool space in Delhi to our existing warehouse’ Arora continued.
In addition to Delhi and Mumbai, IG International has cold chain facilities in Chandigarh, Panvel, Chennai, Bangalore, Jaipur, Ganaur, and Amravati. the company intends to extend its cold chain terminals across India in conjunction with JM Baxi, an integrated infrastructure and transportation company.