“Over the past 50 years, we have built a global sourcing infrastructure made up of strong associations and partnerships with the world’s top fruit growers. We have the largest distribution and wholesale network of imported fresh fruits in India. We have our own cold storage in different cities and a fleet of reefer trucks for efficient handling and transportation of fresh fruits in temperature-controlled environments,” said the firm’s director Tarun Arora. IG International is a group of 14 companies operating in diverse sectors. Besides imports, IGIPL’s portfolio includes temperature-controlled warehousing and third-party logistics, with facilities in Amravati, Theog, Chandigarh, Jaipur, Bangalore, Chennai and Mumbai. “We have a fleet of around 100 reefer trucks and trailers; with each trailer comprising 40 reefer containers. They move around 40,000 tons of fresh fruit annually around India,” said Arora.
IG International Pvt Ltd has managed to become a leader in the fresh produce industry thanks to its strong cold chain infrastructure for the past two decades. “IGIPL has by far the largest cold chain network in India and has been continuously investing in upgrading and bringing best cold chain technologies to the country. It is vital to have a strong cold chain when it comes to perishables,” said Arora. As for the future, IG is at the forefront of digital ecosystems, backwardly integrated for last-mile online order fulfilment and delivery in cities and tier-2 and tier-3 towns across India. The firm’s strategy is to expand its reach to customers across India through this “phygital” route. IG is working on expanding its physical network in order to serve a larger number of wholesalers and retailers in tier-2 towns through its wholesale outlets. The company’s underlying strategy is to promote the imported fruits category across all consumer segments.