French telehandler and aerial lift manufacturer Manitou has inaugurated a new 8,300 square metre parts and logistics centre in Greater Noida, on the south east edge of New Delhi, in India.
Completed in less than a year, the new logistics centre is set up to ship 90,000 order lines a year when it reaches maximum capacity, with 40 employees working in shifts at the new facility.
The new facility will be managed by Anand Maheshwari and is part of the company’s strategy to develop its production and distribution activities in a market that has high growth potential. The warehouse inventory will be dedicated to spare parts for the machines manufactured at Manitou’s Indian plant, which is also located in Greater Noida, and ships its production within Asia, but also to South America and Africa, where Indian made Manitou or Gehl compact track loaders, telehandlers and backhoe loaders are distributed.
Pierre-Yves Malgogne, vice president of the Spare Parts Business Unit, said: "This new logistics centre will enable us to continue improving the service we provide to our customers in this region, where the group has great ambitions. This warehouse will also benefit from the process and flow management standards already in place in our other logistics centres, to optimise the safety of our employees and carriers."
Manitou now has eight strategically located parts and logistics centres around the world.