India Emerging Business Opportunities: Cold Chain Sector (Why to Invest, Project Potential, Core Financials, Market Size & Industry Analysis)


India Emerging Business Opportunities: Cold Chain Sector (Why to Invest, Project Potential, Core Financials, Market Size & Industry Analysis)

Author: NPCS Team
Format: Paperback
ISBN: 9789381039519
Code: NI278
Pages: 39
Price: Rs. 28,625.00   US$ 500.00

Published: 2014
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Often termed as the sunrise sector, cold chain logistics hold immense growth potential in India. Rising Indian Population, mounting consumer incomes and changing preferences have led to increased focus on food security and health services. The demand for processed food has also risen sharply necessitating the support from efficient cold chain logistics of the country. Responding to the high growth opportunities in the cold chain logistics sector, Niir Project Consultancy Services has released a new research report titled ‘India Emerging Business Opportunities: Cold Chain Sector (Why to Invest, Project Potential, Core Financials, Market Size & Industry Analysis)’ which identifies cold chain sector as a promising & lucrative investment option. The report classifies the sector after scrutinizing the various aspects like value drivers of the sector, the regulatory environment and prevalent subsidies, potential buyers, present players and the project details.
While expanding a current business or while venturing into new business, entrepreneurs are often faced with the dilemma of zeroing in on a suitable product/line. And before diversifying/venturing into any product, they wish to study the following aspects of the identified product:
• Good Present/Future Demand
• Export-Import Market Potential
• Raw Material & Manpower Availability
• Project Costs and Payback Period
We at NPCS, through our reliable expertise in the project consultancy and market research field, have identified cold chain project which satisfies all the above mentioned requirements and has high growth potential in the Indian markets.
The report, at first, discusses the present scenario and components of the industry as a whole covering the structure, segmentation and components. And then moves on to elaborately illustrate the factors that make case for investing in the sector. Industries like organized food retail and QSR (Quick Service Restaurants) owe much of their growth to the cold chain sector. An effective cold chain infrastructure forms the very backbone of the food industry in India. In the view of rising population and appalling healthcare status, ensuring food security to every Indian and easy availability of medicines has scored as a top priority in government agenda. The sector has effervescent future with the much revered government backing, apparent growth in user industries and favorable demographics of the country. Elaborating on the government support, the report disseminates information on various subsidies and government schemes applicable for cold chain development in the country followed by the outlook of the sector.
The report further navigates through the key player information of the sector. It includes company profiles of players like Kausar India, Snowman Logistics and Fresh & healthy Enterprises along with a snapshot of their financials and contact details of other players as well. Now, the part which forms the core of the report is the ‘Project Details’ segment. It includes project details like list of machinery and basic project financials. Project financials like plant capacity, costs involved in setting up of project, working capital requirements, projected revenue and profit are listed in the report.
Indian market is evolving with changing lifestyles, rising urbanization and growing disposable incomes which will be the key benefactors of growth in cold chain user industries like Food service industry, processed food industry and organized retail industry. Additionally mounting government endeavors towards reducing food wastage and penetrating healthcare in deep corners of the country will help in strengthening cold chain infrastructure in India. The cold chain sector in India is still in the nascent stage with enormous growth potential on the back of climatic diversification and geographically vast size of the country. Indian cold chain sector was estimated to be at INR 245 billion in 2013 and we anticipate it to cross INR 600 billion mark in the next 4 years.
Reasons for buying the report:
• This report helps you to identify a profitable project for investing or diversifying into by throwing light to crucial areas like industry size, market potential of the product and reasons for investing in the product
• This report provides vital information on the product like its definition, characteristics and segmentation
• This report helps you market and place the product correctly by identifying the target customer group of the product
• This report helps you understand the viability of the project by disclosing details like machinery required, project costs and snapshot of other project financials
• The report provides a glimpse of important subsidies applicable on the industry
• The report provides forecasts of key parameters which helps to anticipate the industry performance and make sound business decisions
Our Approach:
• Our research reports broadly cover Indian markets, present analysis, outlook and forecast for a period of five years.
• The market forecasts are developed on the basis of secondary research and are cross-validated through interactions with the industry players
• We use reliable sources of information and databases.   And information from such sources is processed by us and included in the report

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Table of Contents
1.1 Definition
1.2 Components
1.3 Structure
1.4 Segmentation
3.1 Expanding Organized Retail
3.2 High Food Wastage
3.3 Numerous User Industries
3.3.1 QSR industry
3.3.2 Pharmaceutical Industry
3.3.3 Processed Food Industry
3.4 Government Support
3.5 Favorable Demographics
3.6 Growing Affordability
4.1 Subsidies & Incentives for Investment in Cold Chains
4.2 Government Schemes & Benefits
5.1 Company Profiles
5.1.1 Kausar India Ltd
5.1.2 Snowman Logistics Ltd
5.1.3 Fresh & Healthy Enterprises Ltd
5.2 Contact Details
8.1 List of Machinery
8.2 Project Financials

List of Figures & Tables

Figure 1 Cold Chain Figuration
Figure 2 Key Steps Involved in a Cold Chain
Figure 3 Indian Cold Chain Industry- Components
Figure 4 Indian Cold Chain Industry- User Segments
Figure 5 Indian Cold Chain Industry- User Industries
Figure 6 Indian Food Retail Industry- Structure
Figure 7 Food Wastage in India across Various Categories (As a % of Total Production)
Figure 8 QSR Industry in India- Market Size (2011-17, In USD Billions)
Figure 9 Indian Pharmaceutical Industry- Market Size (2012-17, In INR Billions)
Figure 10 Cold Storage Capacity (As a % of Total Food Production)
Figure 11 Indian Population Distribution by Age
Figure 12 Indian Population- Rural & Urban (In Crores)
Figure 13 India's Annual Per Capita Income (2008-14, In INR)
Figure 14 Indian Middle Class Population (Current-2026)
Figure 15 Indian Cold Chain Industry- Market Size (2009-17, In INR Billions)

Table 1 Presence of Key Food Retailers in India- Total Stores
Table 2 Level of Food Processing Over Various Food Segments
Table 3 Kausar India Ltd- Financial Summary (2010-12, In INR Millions)
Table 4 Snowman Logistics Ltd- Financial Summary (2010-12, In INR Millions)
Table 5 Fresh & Healthy Enterprises Ltd- Financial Summary (2011-13, In INR Millions)
Table 6 Contact Details of Key Players in Cold Chain Segment
Table 7 Cold Storage- List of Machinery
Table 8 Cold Chain Plant- Capacity
Table 9 Cold Chain Plant- Fixed Capital Requirements
Table 10 Cold Chain Plant- Monthly Working Capital Requirements
Table 11 Cold Chain Plant- Total Cost of Project
Table 12 Cold Chain Plant- 5 Year Profit Analysis (INR Million)

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1              OVERVIEW


Cold chain, a series of temperature controlled logistics and storage facilities, forms the very backbone of all industries with perishable products like food, agricultural produce and pharmaceutical products. Companies invest huge sums of money to ensure their products reach consumers in its original form. In India, cold chain sector is termed as the sunrise sector gauging its indispensability in an industry’s growth and the investment potential present in the sector.


1.1          Definition


A cold chain is a combination of temperature controlled surface transport and storage facilities or simply temperature controlled supply chain.













It helps in extending the shelf life of products such as fresh agricultural produce, seafood, frozen food, photographic film, chemicals and pharmaceutical drugs. The presence and development of impeccable cold chain industry is therefore important for reducing the wastages of perishable yet vital products.


1.2          Components


Cold chain is a series of activities under controlled temperature conditions. The key steps involved in a cold chain are as follows:

1.            Procurement of product from source

2.            Pre-cooling

3.            Transportation to warehouses

4.            Cold Stores/warehouses

5.            Transportation to retail outlets

6.            End Consumer

An effective cold chain has an imperative role till the product reaches the doorstep of consumers. Right from the transportation of products from their source point to temperature controlled warehouses in temperature controlled vehicles till the retail outlets where they are made available for consumption in their freshest form.

The above mentioned steps take place under the two components of a cold chain: Temperature controlled Vehicles (TCV) and Temperature Controlled Storage (TCS) or Cold Stores. Cold storage solutions form about 80-85% of the Indian cold chain (or integrated cold chain) market by value and the balance 15-20% is contributed by transportation.




Figure 2 Key Steps Involved in a Cold Chain















1.3          Structure


Indian cold storage market is highly fragmented with a large number of units under small &unorganized sector. Organized sector gets small part of the pie with ~20% share while unorganized sector has a large bite in its mouth with ~80% of the market.


1.4          Segmentation


The Indian cold chain facilities are used by various industries extensively like pharma, food service, dairy and meat & poultry. Also the industry is segmented between wholesalers and retailers with the former holding a major share.

The charts below will decipher the information stated above.



Figure 4 Indian Cold Chain Industry- User Segments


Source: NPCS Research

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