Efforts to Modernise & Reinvent Cold Chain

The 4th India Cold Chain Show exceeded expectations and gathered industry in Mumbai

Mumbai: The 4th India Cold Chain Show 2013, took place at Bombay Exhibition Centre in Mumbai welcomed trade visitors from all across end user segments on 12-13-14 September 2013. The exhibition showcased equipments, solutions and technology and had 110 participants from over 14 countries.

Attended by 4,029 trade visitors including 185 conference delegates the event had food, pharma, FMCG, seed, seafood, chemicals, fruits and vegetables as major visitors.

A thought-provoking conference – Indian Cold Chain Summit, took place on 12-13 September and centred on the theme ‘Modernising and Reinventing Cold Chain is need of the hour. Let’s make it happen together’. The summit was inaugurated by J P Meena, joint secretary, Ministry of Food Processing Industries (MoFPI); R K Sharma, director, National Horticulture Board, and Arvind Surange, ACR Project Consultants Pvt Ltd.


During the summit, the speakers mapped the journey of the Indian cold chain industry and the way forward, and spoke about the regulatory initiatives, the need for creation of cold chain standards and schemes in India, energy saving with automation, and the socio-economic impact of cold chains. Other issues focused upon during conference included – the need for training staff responsible for transportation of the perishables – including drivers, loaders and handlers – about the refrigerated vans, affordable alternatives to the refrigeration technology, and the need to develop quality standards for processed foods.

Arie Veldhuizen, agricultural counsellor, the Netherlands’ embassy in India, was present at the summit. He said, “India has great potential for export, production and business in the food sector. With this, there is a need to spread awareness regarding the importance of cold chains and mechanisation from the farmer level.”


During the three days of the exhibition, various product launches took place including launch of CITIMAX, a product by carrier. While networking and business matchmaking was at its prime during the exhibition, the day two at the conference focussed on safety issues, temperature and other issues faced by cold chain sector.

The topics discussed on the second day of the summit included safety issues, controlled atmosphere (CA) technology, maintenance of temperature and improving and monitoring the temperature. R Sivakumar, senior manager, cold chain division, Voltas Ltd, who convened the conference also made a presentation on CA technology in cold chains for fruit and vegetables produced in India, which experiences a variety of climatic conditions, which mandate the need for adaptations in the cold chain.

Cold chain owners were advised to building secure cold storage premises to protect them from any untoward incident. The need to insure their assets and stocks, to have insurance audits conducted on their premises, and to be accurate in keeping the records of the stored stocks were also highlighted. The speakers also focussed on the evolution of integrated solutions, retail distribution and technology in the cold chain logistics space in India, and the need to keep customer’s expectations in mind.

Informative conference and comprehensive display of products and solutions during the exhibition – gave visitors a total package of knowledge and technology at display.

For media queries, contact: Siddharth Narain; +91-9971600355 or siddharth.narain@reedmanch.com

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Reed Manch Exhibitions Pvt Ltd
A-78, First Floor, Sector – 4
Noida – 201301, Uttar Pradesh, India

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