FIAT Group Automobiles India Private Limited (FGAIPL) has installed its first state-of-the-art stockyard at Ranjangaon, near Pune. The new stockyard, which has been designed and constructed by FIAT’s logistics partner Mercurio Pallia, is spread across a massive area of 12 acres within the Ranjangaon MIDC industrial area. The new stockyard is located close to FIAT India’s manufacturing plant. The stockyard has the capacity to house 2000 cars at any given point of time.
In order to ensure that the cars are stored in impeccable condition, the storage area is paved with concrete paver block. The stockyard also comprises of a separate loading area to allow loading of cars into car carrier trailors.
At the onset, the stockyard will cater to the Punto hatchback and Linea sedan. The new stockyard will also store other FIAT and the Chrysler group cars in near future.
Speaking on the occasion, Mr. Enrico Atanasio, MD, FIAT Group Automobiles Pvt. Ltd, said,”The FIAT Group views India as a key strategic market and one which will soon be amongst the top 5 automobile markets in the world. The inauguration of the state of the art stockyard is in accordance with our expansion strategy for the Indian market. We are confident that India will be a driving force in terms of volumes for the group and therefore, the development of this stockyard in association with Mercurio Pallia, our logistics partner will enable us to bridge the demand-supply gap and put us in a strong position to achieve our objectives.”
The state-of-art stockyard adheres to all the safety, security and environmental requirements of the FIAT group.
Robert DeCrick (Head-SCM, APAC FIAT Chrysler) added, “The development of this stockyard is in alignment with the Group’s strategy to replicate its’ global operational standards. Our objective here is to establish a modern, high quality distribution facility which will support our plan to provide a high level of service to our dealers and customers.”
In order to conduct quality checks to maintain global standards, the facility has state of the art PDI booth along with necessary tools and equipments. The stock yard is also equipped with proper storm water drainage system and water harvesting facility to keep it water neutral and help the environment. The facility boasts of an effluent treatment plant to avoid any effluents generated during washing to get into the soil directly.