Express logistics company TCI Express, which recently completed its initial trials for drone deliveries looks to officially commence deliveries using drones by the end of the ongoing fiscal, a top company official said.

The drone delivery trials which were conducted in Ahmedabad delivered medicines and other urgent/immediate delivery packages weighing 5-10 kgs to the customers, said Chander Agarwal MD, TCI Express

“TCI Express has been continually adopting and investing in cutting-edge technologies to bring long-term value for customers. We look forward to initiating the express drone delivery concept by the end of this fiscal year,” Agarwal said.

Agarwal without revealing the investment amount said the company has already defined a corpus for this pilot project which will be utilised towards setting up the necessary infrastructure.

He further added, more trials for a higher weight category will be conducted soon.

Conducted in collaboration with a startup, the trials used made-in India drones and made TCI Express the first express logistics company in India to conduct drone delivery trials,” Agarwal claimed.

 “Express drones delivery is going to be the future, helping to cut costs, reduce delivery times especially for urgent deliveries and drive efficiency while optimizing human resources and minimizing dependency on road transport,” he said.

Based out of Gurugram (Haryana), TCI Express, an express logistics services provider covers more than 40,000 locations in India with its 800 offices and caters to sectors like auto, pharma, textile, engineering, fast-moving consumer goods (FMCG), etc.

Source : logisticsinsider