Transport Hub, a boot-strapped digital logistics assistance start-up, is scouting for partnerships to scale up its business. The company has developed a device — ICE (improvement in cold chain efficiency) — to address the inefficiency in the transportation of perishable goods and cold storage systems.
The device uses Internet of Things (IoT) and advanced analytics to maintain optimal temperature for perishable goods throughout the transportation and cold storage process, and at the retail store. ICE enables the remote management of the entire transportation of goods — including ice cream, dairy products, fruits and vegetables — till they reach the consumers’ shopping bag.
Major clientele of the ICE solution include Vadilal Industries, Sakata Seeds and Kanchan Pharma. Promoted by Rohit Chaturvedi, an ex-KPMG and Crisil logistics veteran, Transport Hub’s device enables users to remotely control the air-conditioners of a moving truck through a customised mobile application.
The mobile app-based control system allows users to control temperature of a factory in Gujarat, a cold storage in Uttar Pradesh or a retail shop in a remote village of Rajasthan from anywhere in the world, said Chaturvedi.
Based on external temperature, automatic updates from the device are sent to the cold storage company for optimal utilisation of energy. This ensures substantial reduction in loss of perishable goods and ensures high quality of produce for the end-consumer, he added.
The customised solution provided by Transport Hub helps to reduce wastage by 20 per cent, maximise savings by 18 per cent, and improve utilisation by 15 per cent.
Source: The Hindu