Temperature-controlled warehouses are becoming increasingly important in India due to the country’s extreme weather conditions and the huge FMCG and pharmaceutical industries.
In fact, the Indian FMCG market alone reached $56.8 billion in 2022. The total revenue of the FMCG market is expected to grow at a CAGR of 27.9% through 2021 to 2027, reaching nearly $615.87 billion.
The FMCG market in India reached over $56B in 2022.
The rising need for safe and efficient storage of temperature-sensitive products means temperature-controlled warehouses have numerous benefits for businesses.
Here are the top reasons to keep your products in a temperature-controlled warehouse in India:
Preservation of product quality
Temperature-controlled warehouses help to maintain the quality of temperature-sensitive products, such as perishables, cosmetics and perfumes, food items and pharmaceuticals. By storing these products at the right temperature and humidity levels, businesses can reduce spoilage and maintain product freshness, leading to improved customer satisfaction and reduced waste.
Extended shelf life
Temperature-controlled warehouses and packaging can extend the shelf life of perishable products, not only reducing the risk waste, but keeping products safe for use. This also helps to reduce costs associated with product loss, which is especially important for small and medium-sized businesses in India.
Enhanced supply chain efficiency
Temperature-controlled warehouses help to streamline the supply chain by ensuring that products are stored at optimal temperatures during transportation and storage. This improves the overall efficiency of the supply chain, reduces the risk of product damage, and helps businesses build trust with customer.
Meeting regulatory requirements
Many industries in India, such as pharmaceuticals and food processing, are subject to strict regulatory requirements. Temperature-controlled warehousing solutions can help businesses meet these requirements by providing a safe and reliable environment for storing temperature-sensitive products.
The rising need for temperature-controlled warehouses in India is driven by several factors, including:
Increasing demand for perishable food products
The demand for perishable food items, such as fruits and vegetables, is increasing in India due to changing consumer preferences and the growth of the food processing industry. This has created a need for safe and efficient temperature-controlled warehouses.
The pharmaceutical industry in India is growing rapidly, and many drugs and vaccines require temperature-controlled storage to maintain their efficacy. As a result, there is a rising need for temperature-controlled facilities to ensure the safety and quality of these products. In fact, the Indian pharmaceutical industry is the world’s 3rd largest by volume and 14th largest in terms of value, worth $50 billion in 2023.
The Indian pharmaceutical industry is the world’s 3rd largest by volume and 14th largest in terms of value, worth $50B in 2023.
Changing weather patterns
India’s weather patterns are becoming increasingly unpredictable, with extreme heatwaves and cold spells affecting different parts of the country. This has made it more difficult for businesses to maintain the quality of their products without the use of temperature-controlled storage.
Temperature-controlled warehouses offer numerous benefits for businesses in India that need to store temperature-sensitive products. The rising need for such facilities is driven by increasing demand for perishable food items, a growing pharmaceutical industry, and changing weather patterns.
By investing in temperature-controlled warehouses, businesses can improve product quality, extend shelf life, enhance supply chain efficiency and meet regulatory requirements.
At Aramex, we are proud to announce the opening of our new warehouse in Bhiwandi, which features state-of-the-art temperature-controlled facilities. The new facility has been designed to meet the unique needs of businesses in India that require safe and efficient storage of temperature-sensitive products. With advanced temperature and humidity control systems, our warehouse ensures that products are stored at optimal conditions, maintaining their quality and freshness.