27 June 2019
JVS, a Chandigarh-based, family-owned apple trading company operating in the agricultural sector,today announced that it has appointed DHL SmarTrucking as its exclusive logistics partner. Incorporated under the Deutsche Post DHL (DPDHL) Group’s Corporate Incubations division,DHL SmarTrucking provides bespoke refrigerated trucking solutions for temperature-sensitive products, in addition to tailored trucking solutions for dry goods.
Mr. Vipan Sharda, Proprietor, JVS, said, “For over 28 years, we have been working with farmers in Punjab and Haryana to supply apples to businesses across the country.
As the quality of our produce can be affected by high ambient temperatures, a reliable cold chain solution that transports them at the optimal temperature enables us to reduce wastage and decrease our dependence on imports. DHL SmarTrucking is not only helping us achieve that, they are also helping us reduce transit times and improve our business performance. For example, it now takes four to five days, instead of the previous seven days’ delivery time, for our produce to reach south India.”
In addition to employing smart technology to ensure temperature accuracy and reliability in cold chain deliveries, DHL SmarTrucking leverages Internet of Things (IoT) technology and data-driven insights for route optimization to shorten transit times.
Mr. Charles Devlin D’Costa, Chief Sales Officer- ColdChain, DHL SmarTrucking, said, “For businesses that work with perishables, the use of smart solutions with reliable facilities and fleet is integral to ensuring the integrity and safety of their products. We are extremely happy to be able to help JVS maintain the freshness and quality of their products throughout its journey from farm to fork.”