New Delhi, August 23: With most the businesses have come to standstill amid the COVID-19 pandemic, logistics firm Delhivery is mulling to invest up to Rs 300 crore in 18-24 months on expansion. The firm is planning to increase its fleet size and set up trucking hubs to meet the increased demands for more organised players in the sector.
According to reports, Delhivery is planning to add around 150 trucks to its fleet apart from launching trucking terminals in Delhi, Mumbai and Bengaluru. With this new move, the logistic firm is setting eyes on clocking revenue close to Rs 7,000 crore in the next 24 months, up from Rs 2,800 crore last year.
Informing about the plan, Delhivery Chief Executive Officer & Co-Founder Sahil Barua said, as quoted by news agency PTI, "Our total capital investment over the next 18-24 months is going to be in the range of Rs 250-300 crore. We will continue to invest behind growing our trucking network. We are going to launch three of the largest trucking terminals in the country in Delhi, Mumbai and Bangalore."
Barua added that Delhivery is planning to grow its fleet with Volvo and other partners. He said, "Our own fleet all put together is 300 vehicles. We will expand that to about 400-450 vehicles over the next 18 months." It is to be known that daily Delhivery operates close to 5,000-7,000 vehicles daily, in association with other partners. He also expects that the firm would grow at least 35-40 per cent this year.