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IKEA and Gati-KWE Come up as Logistics Partner

July 10, 2018

Express logistics company GATI-KWE has been selected as the logistics partner for the world’s largest furniture retailer IKEA’s first India store in Hyderabad. The partnership will enable IKEA to manage home deliveries of its products to customer homes across Telangana. The overall scope of partnership is a combination of contract logistics, last-mile distribution and reverse logistics. A vital facet of the solution is the use of a fleet which will deliver the products to IKEA customers “As a company, we have ambitious plans to adopt electric vehicles across our operations and in our first year in India, around 20% of our customer delivery fleet will comprise of electric vehicles. That number is planned to increase to 40% in the second year and 60% in the third year of the IKEA’s operations. We will be installing charging pods at our IKEA store in Hyderabad to encourage both our employees and customers to switch to electric vehicles. The initiative concerns our own vehicles at our stores and offices, but also includes our partners who take care of our home deliveries,” said Patrik Antoni, Deputy Country Manager, IKEA India.

 

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