LANXESS India consolidates its Warehouse facilities near Thane
04/16/2010

 Opts for automated vertical storage and handling solutions

Online PR News – 16-April-2010 – – Mumbai, 16th April 2010 – LANXESS India, the specialty chemicals company has successfully inaugurated a new warehouse at Purna in Thane District, Mumbai today. The warehouse spans across approx.3,400 Sq.m. of built up area and provides automated vertical storage and handling solutions to nine Business Units of LANXESS doing trading business in India.

LANXESS India has been following shared warehousing and distribution concept in India since 2005. However due to multifold expansion of trading business over the past five years, it was necessary to consolidate multi-location warehousing facilities within the same area, under one roof and to also provide efficient and quick material receipt and disposition activities using electromechanical handling equipments. This would also ensure faster delivery of goods to customers and better handling of goods till they reach the customer’s doorstep.

The new warehouse has distinct features like secured location, carefully planned storage layout, racking system, material handling equipment like battery operated forklift truck, semi-automatic stacker, dock leveler etc. and also well connected office infrastructure. The standard operating procedures in warehouse ensure very little human exposure to chemicals stored and also comply with LANXESS’ material safety standards.

On this occasion, Dr. Joerg Strassburger, Managing Director and Country Representative, LANXESS India said, “We are happy to have been able to upscale and automate our storage facility. This would certainly give us a competitive edge in serving our customers better with minimum lead time and with increased operational efficiencies”.

About LANXESS:
LANXESS is a leading specialty chemicals company with sales of EUR 5.06 billion in 2009 and currently around 14,300 employees in 23 countries. The company is represented at 43 production sites worldwide. The core business of LANXESS is the development, manufacturing and marketing of plastics, rubber, intermediates and specialty chemicals.

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