Celcius Logistics, India’s rapidly expanding cold chain marketplace startup, is delighted to announce the appointment of Mr. Tarun Goyal as the Business Head. With 26 years of profound experience in the logistics industry, Mr. Goyal’s appointment marks a significant step in Celcius’s journey towards revolutionizing India’s cold chain logistics sector.
India’s traditional cold chain infrastructure grapples with inefficiencies, resulting in staggering food losses totaling approximately $14 billion and causing as much as 29% of vaccines to lose their efficacy due to damages and temperature fluctuations during transportation. Celcius has developed a comprehensive platform from scratch, employing proprietary technological solutions tailored explicitly for the cold supply chain. This platform addresses the challenges faced by all stakeholders, ranging from manufacturers and small-scale transporters to end consumers.
As the exclusive aggregator platform in India, Celcius Logistics provides cutting-edge proprietary technology and operational solutions for reefer logistics and cold storage warehousing. It is revolutionizing the fragmented sector, working to establish a truly seamless cold chain network nationwide. Celcius Logistics boasts an impressive fleet of over 4,500 vehicles, operates 107 cold storage facilities, manages seven distribution centers, and is supported by a team of over 100 hyperlocal riders. In April 2023, the company successfully secured INR 100 crore in funding, positioning Celcius Logistics as the first startup in the cold supply chain sector to achieve rapid growth and carve out a distinctive niche in the cold chain industry.
In the coming years, Celcius Logistics has ambitious plans to roll out all-encompassing cold storage warehousing solutions, extend its reach to over 500 cities nationwide, and substantially augment its workforce. These endeavors are in perfect harmony with Celcius’s fundamental vision, which is to create a seamless and uninterrupted cold supply chain network by leveraging state-of-the-art technology to enhance efficiency and cost-effectiveness across diverse sectors.
The inclusion of Mr. Tarun Goyal on the Celcius team is poised to advance the company’s overarching vision. With a career spanning more than 26 years in the logistics industry, he has held pivotal roles in some of India’s top logistics firms. His illustrious career encompasses significant positions at renowned companies, including Gati, Safexpress, Radhakrishna Foodland, Transocean, V-Trans India Ltd, DP World, and Delhivery.
Speaking about the new addition to the team, Mr Swarup Bose, Founder and CEO of Celcius Logistics, said, “Mr Tarun Goyal has been a versatile Industry stalwart and has successfully managed express cargo, hard freight and cold chain logistics, making him an experienced business leader with deep domain insights in the world of logistics. We are delighted to welcome him to the Celcius family. His appointment strengthens the company’s position as a leader in the cold chain logistics industry and reinforces its commitment to transforming the logistics landscape in India. I am confident that his extensive experience, strong leadership, and business development acumen will play a pivotal role in furthering our vision of excellence in the cold chain logistics industry.”
Commenting on his new role at Celcius Logistics, Mr Tarun Goyal expressed, “I am excited to join Celcius Logistics, a company that has been redefining the cold chain logistics industry. It’s an honour to be part of a team that is setting new service benchmarks and supporting cold chain vendors in achieving their full potential. I am thrilled to be part of Celcius and look forward to working closely with Mr Swarup Bose and the entire team to take the company to new heights.”
Mr. Goyal boasts a strong educational foundation, having completed his primary education at St. Xavier’s Institute in Mumbai, followed by his undergraduate and postgraduate degrees in marketing from Dehradun. Furthermore, he is a certified ISO Auditor and has participated in workshops such as “Train The Trainer” and NLP.
The company’s progressive expansion strategy involves the implementation of advanced Warehouse Management Systems (WMS) and the enhancement of its existing Transportation Management Systems (TMS). Having achieved a remarkable growth of 20 times in the past year, Celcius has garnered an esteemed clientele, including Zepto, Zomato, Maersk, Prabhat Dairy, Baskin Robbins, Vadilal, Domino’s, Keventers, Godrej Agrovet, and Zydus Pharma. Celcius has successfully transported more than 125,000 tons of perishable goods across various sectors like dairy, fresh agricultural produce, pharmaceuticals, fruits, seafood, and vaccines, spanning over 350 cities in India.