Supply chain solutions firm Gati is sharpening focus on its cold chain business, with plans to procure 190 reefer trucks in the next three years.Gati Kausar, a division of the company that handles distribution of temperature-controlled products, including frozen foods, has increased its reefer fleet size from 140 to 162 this year. “By 2015, we plan to have a fleet size of 350, with focus primarily on organised retail, including food chain, pharmaceuticals and dairy and agro products,” a company statement said.
Gati entered the cold chain segment after it acquired Delhi-based trucking company Kausar in 2007.The company also plans to develop customised cold storage units to cater to different temperature-sensitive products, including pharmaceuticals.In its international business, the firm has entered into core-carrier partnerships with key airlines to expand its global distribution network. “Going forward, there will be increased focus on trade lanes between India and China, Hong Kong, Singapore and Germany. We will primarily cater to the automotive, telecom and electronics sectors,” the company said.