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February 14, 2024

Rhenus Group has announced the launch of electric vehicle (EV) trucks to augment local distribution support and extend its existing logistics services for Brenntag in India.


In a statement, Rhenus said discussions are also on the future partnership plans to include Air and Ocean freight, enhancing local distribution movements and other value-added services.


Brenntag offers chemicals and ingredients distribution.


"This step complements the comprehensive warehousing solutions and domestic distribution network across India," Rhenus said, adding that these warehousing solutions are state-of-the-art, equipped with the latest technology and adhering to international standards of safety and efficiency.


Rhenus noted that the introduction of EV trucks is the latest sustainable logistics initiative from Rhenus India.


Its new warehouses are equipped with skylighting to enhance the use of natural light and reduce electricity usage.


In 2023, Rhenus India installed 350 kilovolt (kv) solar panels at their multi-user facility in Bhiwandi, Mumbai.


For 2024, it said it aims to implement up to three solar projects in a phased manner at the new upcoming facility in Bhiwandi, specifically for non-chemical clients and multi-user facilities at Gurgaon.


Rhenus India appoints new joint managing director

Separately, Rhenus announced the appointment of Bhaswar Arya as the joint managing director for India.


Prior to this, he was a strategic assistant to the chairman of Rhenus Group in Germany and played a pivotal role in a variety of global projects and strategies.


Rhenus noted that under his management, Rhenus India would focus on establishing the company as a leader in comprehensive, integrated logistics solutions, augmented by technology, for the Indian market.


Industry segments of focus include Automotive, Engineering and Industrial, Chemicals, Healthcare and Consumer Goods.


"We understand that our role in logistics extends beyond mere transportation and storage — it is about creating a sustainable future. This commitment to sustainability is not just an ethical choice but a business imperative, guiding us to innovate, operate responsibly, and contribute positively to the planet and its people," Arya said.

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