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Industry Excellence in Logistics and Warehousing for Agri Commodities to SLCM inaugural ‘Warehouse Excellence Awards 2018’

Chander Mohan
Chander Mohan

Sohan Lal Commodity Management (SLCM), India’s leading agri services solutions provider with operations across India & Myanmar has won the ‘Warehouse Excellence Awards 2018’ in the ‘Industry Excellence in Agri-logistics’ category for bringing in the best practices in Logistics and Warehousing for Agri Commodities into India. Mr Ankur Jaipuria, Chief Business Officer, Mr Vipin Aggrawal, Head, CM Operations and Ms Neeta Israni, Assistant Manager, Corporate Communication at SLCM received the award from Mr Dushyant Arya, Director, Indo Arya Group at the India Warehousing Summit 2018 on June 21, 2018, at Shangri-La Hotel, New Delhi. The award night was attended by 300+ leading industry leaders and decision-makers from across the intralogistics sector.

Sohan Lal Commodity Management Pvt. Ltd. (SLCM) is an ISO 9001:2015, ISO 22000:2005, ISO 33000, ISO 14001:2015 & OHSAS 18001:2007 certified Agri-Logistics Group. The company is equipped with technology to offer storage and protection services for the entire range of agri-commodities. SLCM has been handling about 873 agriculture commodities including Rice, Wheat, Maize, Mustard, Pulses, Cotton, Barley, Bajra, Castor Seeds, Spices, etc. across India. As on 31st May 2018, SLCM manages a technology-enabled network of more than 2835 warehouses and 19 cold storages pan India spread over 48.70 Mn sq. ft. area and a throughput of more than 662.62 Million MT. The Group has also applied for patenting this scientific technology of storage.

under the aegis of "AGRI REACH". The efficacy of 'AGRI REACH' has been attested in a study conducted by industry body FICCI that found that storage losses could be reduced from 10 per cent to a minimal 0.5 per cent using AGRI REACH.

The Group also has a wholly-owned NBFC in India christened as "Kissandhan" which has changed the paradigm of collateral financing by financing across diversified agri products whilst being agnostic to balance sheet of the borrower yet complying with the prudential norms of RBI.

In a short tenure, Kissandhan has already financed more than INR 1570.21 cr. for multiple commodities pan India. It has impacted about 343806 farmers till 31st May 2018. 

Speaking about the Award, SLCM Group CEO, Sandeep Sabharwal said, “We are proud of our achievements in Logistics and Warehousing for Agri Commodities. It was an absolute pleasure to be nominated for the first Warehouse Excellence Awards 2018, but to emerge, winner of the award, is simply outstanding.  This award is a testament to the hard work by SLCM team which has ushered in an era of digital scientific warehousing. We remain committed to spearheading innovation in the warehousing as part of our endeavour to improve industry standards.”

Warehouse Excellence Awards is an initiative of Reed Manch Exhibitions (RMX), India to recognise and facilitate logistics companies that are constantly evolving themselves, upgrading their current facilities, technologies and redefining their processes. Through these accolades, it aims to highlight & promote companies and their best practices in the intralogistics sector across 10 exclusive categories. The awards were judged by an eminent jury comprising a prominent member of the intralogistics community, with the right experience and eye to choose the winners.

Reed Manch Exhibitions (RMX) is a joint venture between Manch Communications, India and Reed Exhibitions, UK. Reed Manch is currently one of the most prominent organisers in India and is responsible for bringing Reed events to the Indian market in addition to launching shows on new subjects. RMX has a portfolio of shows serving to transport & logistics, paper & packaging, composites & advanced materials sectors.

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