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Opportunities in Indian Cold Chain Assets

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New investment class with untapped potential

The Indian cold storage market is currently very fragmented and unorganized with 8,200 facilities, that are largely suitable for storing single commodities, mainly potatoes. We believe that there is an ample opportunity for developers and third-party logistics players for developing multi-purpose cold chain facilities in India. Colliers forecasts the Indian cold chain sector to grow at 14% CAGR till 2023, driven by a surge in online grocery, pharmaceuticals sales and the ongoing Covid-19 vaccination drive.    

We recommend that:
• Occupiers explore smaller cold storage facilities closer to distribution centers, for efficient last-mile delivery. 
• Developers develop multi-commodity leasable built to suit assets with superior building specifications and optimum capacity for improving revenues. 
• Developers diversify cold storage offerings, catering to higher-value commodities such as chemicals and pharmaceuticals.



Opportunities in Indian Cold Chain Assets

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Shyam Arumugam

Managing Director

Industrial & Logistics Services


 Managing Director & Head - Industrial & Logistics Services | India 

"Real Estate Transaction professional with cognizance of multi-market trends in India and global connections across Asia specializing in Industrial and Logistics Assets"

Hi, I am Shyam Arumugam 👋 - nice to e-meet you.

I am the Managing Director & Head of the Industrial & Logistics Services business for Colliers in India with 11 offices spread across Delhi, Gurugram, Noida, Mumbai, Pune, Hyderabad, Bangalore, Kolkata, Kochi Ahmedabad & Chennai. Colliers is well poised to cater to local, national and international clients across India providing them superior service delivery and in-depth market knowledge to take well informed real estate decisions on land, factories & warehouses.

Over the last 17 years, I have had the opportunity to service global clients providing hands-on Consulting, Valuation & Brokerage services of Industrial, Logistics and Office Assets. A complete believer of the "India Growth Story" and positioning Real Estate as Real Advantage for High-Growth organisations.

I have thrived thus far and continue to do so in a competitive environment seeing multiple Real Estate cycles over the years. My specialization is to manage high performance teams and mentoring hard-hitters in the Industry that accelerate our client success. A Finance Post Graduate with Civil Engineering Bachelors' Degree I am able to enable clients to take informed decisions in tough situations and deliver long term value creation. I am proud to be an esteemed member of the Royal Institute of Chartered Surveyors (MRICS), UK.

Key Specialties & Areas of Expertise:

⏩ Industrial Real estate & Land for Industrial / Logistics Parks across India
⏩ Warehousing - Big Boxes, Fulfillment Centers, 3PL, Mid-Mile & Last Mile
⏩ Consolidation Strategy Formulation Expert
⏩ Factory Re-location Specialist
⏩ Corporate Location Strategy Formulation - Manufacturing, Warehousing & Data Centers
⏩ Optimal Development Strategy Formulation
⏩ Purpose-Built Development Expert

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