12th April 2021: 3PL service provider, FM Logistic India, is deploying its first batch of electric vehicles (EVs) in Bengaluru. The first batch of EVs comprises 3-wheelers from a leading commercial vehicle manufacturer having a load capacity of 500 kg. The vehicles take approximately 3 hours for charging and can cover a distance of about 80 km in a single charge. The EVs will be used to carry out intra-city deliveries for WayCool, India’s fastest growing Agri-commerce company and a leading player in the FMCG and Food segment. FM Logistic India will be helping WayCool to carry out hyper local deliveries to local kirana stores, supermarkets as well as end consumers.
Elaborating on WayCool’s efforts towards sustainable Agri-commerce, Mr. Amrit Bajpai, COO, WayCool Foods said “Our partnership with FM Logistic is another step towards advancing fleet electrification. To start, we will have EVs constituting 5% of our total fleet and will continue to increase it. As a soil to sale company, WayCool is committed towards sustainable actions and innovations to drive efficiency across the Agri-commerce value chain. We strongly believe that responsible behavior needs proactive efforts and it’s our duty to leave the earth better than how we found it”.
Speaking on the occasion, Alexander Amine Soufiani, MD – FM Logistic India, said, “At FM Logistic, sustainability is at the heart of our operations. When WayCool approached us to help them to develop a green network, we were excited to be able to provide them with a green distribution offer to help fulfill their delivery commitments within city limits. We include the challenges of sustainable development in our strategic vision – teams creating solutions for a sustainable supply chain. We are committed to reducing the impact of our business activities on the environment. We are focussed on helping our customers to develop and maintain a sustainable supply chain.”
The newly launched EVs are part of FM’s initial pilot to check for their effectiveness to carry out urban and hyper local deliveries. The EVs will be used to carry out intra-city deliveries for their customers in the FMCG, Food, Pharma and retail segments. FM Logistic India plans to deploy at least 50 EVs and cover more geographical areas under its green distribution network by this year end.
FM Logistic has expertise in designing dedicated, pooled and collaborative solutions that are not only cost effective but also help their customers to reduce their carbon emissions. In 2014, FM Logistic launched Citylogin in Italy, Spain and France. Citylogin is a sustainable and effective urban logistics solution. The objective was to limit the impact of delivering goods (pollution, noise, congestion, etc.) in city centres, by using small depots in urban areas and last mile delivery vehicles, including small hybrid or electric vans.
WayCool Foods & Products Pvt. Ltd. is one of India’s fastest growing Agri-commerce companies, driving social impact while transforming India’s food economy. Founded in July 2015, WayCool aims to build the world’s largest food development and distribution services company and positively impact the lives of 500,000 farmers. With this goal, WayCool’s operation has spread across product sourcing, food processing, branding and marketing, last mile distribution, and farm inputs. This gives WayCool end-to-end control over the food value chain.
Founded in France in 1967, FM Logistic is an independent, family-owned company that provides supply chain solutions to a broad range of companies in the FMCG, retail, perfume & cosmetics, industrial manufacturing, and healthcare industries. It is active in 14 countries across Europe, Asia, and Latin America (Brazil). It achieved revenue of €1.43 billion in the fiscal year to March 2020 and has more than 27,500 FTE employees.For more information please visit: https://www.fmlogistic.com/eng-gb.
FM Logistic in India is one of the key 3PL companies. It has a presence over 90+ locations and manages 6.0+ million sq. ft. of warehousing space. FM Logistic India provides Warehousing & Distribution Logistics services for the FMCG, Retail, Automotive, E-commerce, Engineering, Telecom, Pharma and other sectors. Our 4,000+ Indian employees provide a range of warehousing and distribution services that include Warehousing and Distribution Management, Intra-City deliveries and Value-added services. FM Logistic India has an extremely strong client base that includes several blue-chip Indian and multi-national corporations. The company is the recipient of several Logistics and Supply Chain Management awards that bear testament to the quality and focus that it brings to its customers. Its vision is to be recognized as the most dependable and responsive logistics service provider. For more information, please visit: http://www.fmlogistic.in. You may follow FM Logistic India on LinkedIn at #fmlogisticindia.