Snowman will manage the delivery through five of its temperature-controlled warehouses in Mumbai, Delhi-NCR, Kolkata, Chennai, and Bengaluru.
The company will offer storage, order processing, shipper packing and secondary transportation from these locations, said a company statement.
The temperature, throughout, will be maintained between -20 degrees Celsius and -25 degrees Celsius. With this, Snowman will be the largest 3PL service provider for vaccines in the country offering national reach to Dr. Reddy’s Lab, added the statement.
Snowman Logistics has the capability to readily store 650 million doses at any given time, which can be increased to 1.05 billion doses for Pan-India distribution, claimed the company.
In addition, the company has a capex plan of roughly Rs.425 crore for capacity expansion, with a focus on the Pharma and E-Commerce sector where the company has seen huge increases in demand since the onset of the pandemic, especially as there is a dearth of capacities in the organised sector.
“Vaccine delivery is the need of the hour. With this partnership with Dr. Reddy’s, we aim to reach maximum institutions administering vaccines through our five high-capacity temperature-controlled warehouses. We are hopeful of carrying a seamless drive from these warehouses through our fleet of refrigerated vehicles maintaining the requisite temperatures throughout the delivery cycle. We will be delivering Sputnik vaccine to nearby states and cities as well from these strategic locations,” said Sunil Nair, CEO, Snowman Logistics Limited.
“While we have been distributing Covid vaccines since the beginning of this year, we are excited about this partnership with Dr. Reddy’s Laboratories through which we hope to provide Covid vaccines across India,” said Ishaan Gupta, Director, Snowman Logistics.
With 35 strategically located temperature-controlled warehouses, having a total pallet capacity of 1,13,208 across 16 cities, including the key markets of Mumbai, Chennai, Bengaluru & Kolkata, Snowman caters to various services like dairy products, canned food items, poultry and meat, seafood, healthcare and pharmaceutical products.