Shree Maruti Courier industry-first green energy supply chain

Shree Maruti Courier joined hands with Hero Electric to launch industry-first green energy supply chain

  • Ahmedabad headquartered leading courier company launched eco-friendly delivery service with electric vehicles
    • Kicked off the pilot project in Ahmedabad, New Delhi, Mumbai, Pune, and Chennai
    • Plans to expand in 20 cities and to purchase more than 500 E-bikes in FY21
Ajay Mokariya, MD, Shree Maruti Courier Services P Ltd

Shree Maruti Courier Services, one of India’s largest logistics companies, has launched an eco-friendly delivery service using Electric two-wheelers in five cities in India. The Ahmedabad headquartered company has kicked-off a pilot project in five major cities in India including Ahmedabad, New Delhi, Mumbai, Pune, and Chennai. It has joined hands with Hero Electric, India’s largest electric two-wheelers company, and became the first company in the courier and logistic sector to initiate a novel concept of creating a green energy supply chain. The company plans to expand this service into 20 cities and to add more than 500 E-bikes in the financial year 2021.

Speaking about the initiative, Mr. Ajay Mokariya, Managing Director, Shree Maruti Courier Services Pvt Ltd said “We have launched a pilot project in the five cities in India and the response for the same has been very encouraging. The courier and logistics industry is very price sensitive and fuel cost is an essential element in our business. With the E-bike adoption, we would be able to reduce the fuel cost significantly, contribute to reducing carbon footprints, and provide competitive services compare to the traditional delivery tools. The delivery persons will also find it easy and comfortable to deliver the parcels within the city. This model seems more sustainable and cost-efficient for us and we are planning to roll-out the same in multiple cities in a coming time”.

Speaking about the association, Mr.Sohinder Gill, CEO, Hero Electric said, “It has been our endeavor to partner with more and more businesses to convert their fleets into electric two-wheelers. We are happy to have partnered with Shree Maruti Couriers who are among the largest in our country to create this green corridor with our bikes. The new Nyx-HX series is flexible, modular and versatile to answer most of the needs of a discerning customer. We will thus be able to offer longer mileage ranging from 82km per charge to an incredible 210kms per charge to address the last mile deliveries.’’   

Shree Maruti Courier Services has a nationwide network of over 2,650 outlets and round the clock working at 89 regional offices across India. The company has more than 15,000 committed and passionate workforces including employees, franchisees, and other associates. In addition to the courier service, the company has expanded its verticals in supply chain and international cargo services too. The company handles 2.5 lakhs courier and consignments on a daily basis through air and surface transport routes.

According to a new report by Arthur D Little and the Confederation of India Industry (CII), India’s supply chain and logistics sector is one of the largest globally, with a logistics industry of $215 billion, growing at a CAGR of 10.5%. The central government is putting sincere efforts switching towards green energy and reduce carbon footprints, appropriate policies and initiatives will help India’s logistics sector grow further and make it globally competitive.

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