Schaeffler India Inaugurates Consolidation and Distribution Center in Hosur

  • Part of Schaeffler’s logistic footprint project, which consists of four consolidation and distribution centers across all four corners of the country
  • Covers 100,000 sq feet area and is equipped with 16,000 pallet positions
  • Fully Wi-Fi enabled warehouse to support automation and digitalization activities
Schaeffler India Inaugurates Consolidation and Distribution Center in Hosur
Schaeffler India Inaugurates Consolidation and Distribution Center in Hosur

India | August 3, 2022 | L Leading industrial and automotive supplier, Schaeffler India Limited (BSE: 505790, NSE: SCHAEFFLER) today announced the inauguration of its largest Consolidation and Distribution Center (CDC) in Hosur, a part of their logistic footprint project to open four consolidation and distribution centers across all four parts of India. The center will help in moving the consolidated material from all plants to the South region, pioneering material handling and faster delivery. 

Schaeffler India Inaugurates Consolidation and Distribution Center in Hosur
Schaeffler India Inaugurates Consolidation and Distribution Center in Hosur

The warehouse expands across 100,000 sq feet in area and is the largest external warehouse of Schaeffler in Asia Pacific region. The state-of-the-art facility is equipped with modern infrastructure and technology.

The facility was inaugurated at a function held in Hosur in presence of Harsha Kadam – CEO Schaeffler India, Sameer Mathur – COO Schaeffler India, Stefan Kinscher – Head of Supply Chain & Logistics Asia Pacific along with the leadership team of Schaeffler India.

Mr. Harsha Kadam, MD & CEO, Schaeffler India said, “The state-of-the-art distribution facility enables us to strengthen our logistic footprint in India. The center is capable of running automated and digitized operations and will help us to improve material handling and facilitate faster delivery, advancing our capabilities towards our customers, true to our claim and efforts of pioneering motion. It will also improve sustainable practice in our plants by reduction in waste and material consumption through the utilization of returnable packaging.”

The distribution center is fully Wi-Fi-enabled to support wireless scanner utility and other digitized activities. Modern infrastructure offers roof insulation that helps to keep the inside temperature three-four degrees Celsius cooler than the outside temperature. There are multiple integrated safety features such as roof sprinklers, a fire hydrant system, and an automatic fire alarm in case of emergencies. 

The CDC enables smooth and efficient material handling through equipment including reach trucks, electric trucks, forklift, etc. High rise rack of G+7 height has capacity of 16,000 pallet positions which caters to all Automotive, Industry, and Automotive Aftermarket products for distribution. The facility will be operated by third-party logistics (3PL) service provider. 

Schaeffler Group – We pioneer motion

As a leading global supplier to the automotive and industrial sectors, the Schaeffler Group has been driving forward groundbreaking inventions and developments in the fields of motion and mobility for over 70 years. With innovative technologies, products, and services for CO₂-efficient drives, electric mobility, Industry 4.0, digitalization, and renewable energies, the company is a reliable partner for making motion and mobility more efficient, intelligent, and sustainable. The technology company manufactures high-precision components and systems for powertrain and chassis applications as well as rolling and plain bearing solutions for a large number of industrial applications. The Schaeffler Group generated sales of approximately EUR 12.6 billion in 2020. With around 83,900 employees, Schaeffler is one of the world’s largest family companies. With more than 1,900 patent applications in 2020, Schaeffler is Germany’s second most innovative company according to the DPMA (German Patent and Trademark Office).

Schaeffler India Limited

Schaeffler has been present in India for over 50 years. With 3 well known product brands LuK, INA and FAG, 4 manufacturing plants and 8 sales offices, Schaeffler has a significant presence in India. Schaeffler is among the largest Industrial and Automotive supplier with sales of INR 55.6 billion in 2021 and around 2,922 employees. The manufacturing plants in Maneja and Savli (Vadodara), produce a vast range of ball bearings, cylindrical roller bearings, spherical roller bearings and wheel bearings that are sold under the brand name of FAG. The plant at Talegaon near Pune, manufactures engine and powertrain components for front accessory drive system, chain drive systems, valve train, gear shift systems and a range of needle roller bearings and elements, under the brand INA. The fourth manufacturing location is based out of Hosur, producing a wide range of clutches and hydraulic clutch release systems for passenger cars, light commercial vehicles, heavy commercial vehicles and tractors sold under the brand of LuK. Schaeffler also has the largest after-market networks serving the industrial and automotive customers. All of this is backed by dedicated engineering, research and development support based in India in support of product teams.

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