Gati-KWE, one of India’s premier express distribution companies and now an Allcargo company has been steadily making its mark in the domestic air freight space, with an aggressive expansion plan targeting 3x growth by March 2022.
With its nationwide network that reaches into more than 19,800 PIN Codes in 735 of India’s 739 districts, Gati-KWE aims at offering end-to-end multi-modal supply chain solutions to its marquee customers across diverse industry sectors and domains.
Having already established excellence in surface express and first and last mile logistics, its future-ready domestic air freight services are an ideal complement and enable customers to rely on Gati-KWE for truly integrated logistics solutions that add value to their business supply chains.
A network that drives efficiency
Gati-KWE’s air freight services are designed to deliver speed and efficiency with direct connections to 34 commercial airports across the country and strategic tie-ups with India’s leading commercial airlines.
Connectivity across major Indian airports and in-roads into the country’s hinterlands make it possible to transport cargo to any corner of India, with deliveries within 24 to 48 hours available for a wide range of locations.
Gati-KWE operates Air Transit Centres (ATCs) at eight metro cities in India and their strategic locations planned near the airports works well to facilitate faster retrieval of cargo, multiple times. Adding to the strength of the network is the recently launched ATC at Chandigarh and an upcoming one in Indore. For all the industry clusters and consumption catchment areas across Chandigarh, Punjab, Himachal Pradesh and some parts of Haryana, these development are likely to translate into best-in-class TAT, enhanced supply chain efficiencies along with the reliability of services from a market leader.
“When it comes to transporting special cargo that is extremely time urgent or very sensitive via air freight speed and timeliness is of the essence. Our partnerships with leading airlines and connectivity to airports across the country help us assure space availability and add to the our customers’ convenience with value-added services like late pick-ups, next-day deliveries, last mile transportation to their respective destinations and many more. Considering that our domestic air freight expertise extends to cargo of varied sizes and types and offer end-to-end transportation, we are a preferred partner for many market-leading players”, says Amit Mande, Business Head – Air Express and SCM, Gati-KWE.
Delivering sector-specific expertise
For time-sensitive shipments of the pharma sector that are perishable in nature, Gati-KWE’s air freight services ensure transportation within 24 – 48 hours and temperature-controlled deliveries.
Customers of the auto parts and ancillaries sectors choose to opt for domestic air freight with Gati-KWE because they benefit from the seamless deliveries of consignments within 24 to 48 hours that help supply chains to function optimally and may also reduce inventory-keeping cost.
When it comes to shipments of electronics and white goods, Gati-KWE ensures a zero-cooling period and thus customers can leverage the benefits of cost optimization and reduced turnaround times.
Customised solutions for unique needs
For offering customers seamless, customised air freight solutions, there needs to be a thorough, well-planned and organised operation that works with clockwork precision and still accommodates for flexibility that is required to cater to specific customer demands. With over 25 years of experience, a deep understanding of business and industry segments and a relentless commitment to excellence, Gati-KWE has developed its robust air freight offerings.
Customers vouch for the organization’s expertly trained staff members equipped to handle Dangerous Goods or Hazardous Materials (Hazmat) cargo with utmost safety and care to ensure efficient transportation across the country. Gati-KWE’s specialised capabilities to handle cargo loads of especially more than 5 kg set it apart from competition and give customers an edge of advantage.
A number of facilities like multiple cut-offs, late pick-ups and next day deliveries, door-to-door, door-to-airport, and airport-to-airport services, packaging and handling solutions, multiple pick-ups in a day, time-slotted and customized deliveries make Gati-KWE a force to reckon with in the air freight space.
Additionally, the unique synergies between Gati-KWE’s air and express services combined with those of Allcargo’s NVOCC and international air freight across more than 180 countries and expertise in diverse logistics verticals create unmatched possibilities for single-window services that can significantly enhance global supply chains of businesses and customers.
Customer-first approach backed by latest in technology
Customer centricity forms the key consideration for all of Gati-KWE’s strategic and business decisions, and is one of the core values the organization lives by.
Its air freight services are no exception to the rule and are designed to be fast, reliable and effective, just the way customers expect and demand them to be in the new normal. Safe Handling, continuous improvement, assured space in prime flights and hand-carry services for SOS requirements are some steps taken in this direction.
In order to enhance the customer experience even further, Gati-KWE has adapted a number of new-age digital tools and technology that enhance operations and processes across the organization, thus making it possible to deliver nothing but the best to customers. API integration, online tracking, all applications linked to central data servers, and enterprise-wide system for efficient data sharing and decision-making optimize and streamline operations to a great extent. Customers can also explore the convenience of instant services on WhatsApp through Gati-KWE’s friendly assistant Genie and will soon be able to transact with ease and convenience on a brand new customer portal.
All in all, Gati-KWE aims to become a trusted and reliable end-to-end cargo transport solutions provider for its customers in the air freight and other segments, across India and the world.