20th November, Celcius Logistics announced the launch of its Hyper-Local temperature-controlled delivery services for food and pharma orders, as part of its last mile solution. The startup is India’s one of the fastest growing marketplace which is aiming to expand to 9 metro cities, including Mumbai, Delhi, Kolkata, Bangalore, Hyderabad, Lucknow, Jaipur, Gwalior and Amritsar, with 200 riders, within 3 months of the launch.
The brand has joined hands with Zomato for their temperature-controlled deliveries for inter-city orders. Over the time, Celcius wants to expand its business with delivering fruits & vegetables, pharma products, vaccines, dairy, meat, etc -all for quantities within the range of 500gms to 5kgs.
Celcius Logistics is the first of its kind cold-chain online marketplace that offers an integrated smart platform for all stakeholders to explore, book, monitor and process their cold supply chain needs, with utmost efficiency and transparency. With their hyperlocal service, Celcius is the first to ensure perfect quality of materials being transported through real-time tracking of temperature at every point.
Speaking about their efforts to strengthening the last mile delivery of cold supply chain, Mr. Swarup Bose, Founder and CEO, Celcius Logistics, said, “India currently incurs food losses worth about $14bn, due inefficiencies in cold supply chain, especially last mile deliveries. These include lapses in maintaining optimum temperatures, using non refrigerated vehicles for transit for shorter distances, lack of tracking and tracing technology, and handling of products by untrained drivers in the final leg of a cold supply chain. This is especially true for smaller quantities/ volumes which are transported using thermocol / foil wraps, or make shift ice boxes that do more damage than preserve the quality of the product being transported. Celcius’s Hyper local service is designed to deploy tech-first solutions to reduce the massive in-transit wastage of perishables caused by cold chain malpractices and inefficiencies, while ensuring speed, quality and agility to transport volumes ranging 500 gms to 5 kg through bike riders and larger reefer trucks for bigger volumes. We aim to transform the temperature-controlled transport and delivery spectrum with integrated, tech enabled solutions which ensure superior quality of products delivered anywhere within a maximum time frame of 18 hours!”