Warehousing & Distribution & Free Trade Warehousing Zone (FTWZs)

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UNITED is a Unit Holder with - Free Trade Warehousing Zones (FTWZs)

Free trading warehouse zones are a category of special economic zones set up to improve logistics infrastructure and facilitate and promote cross-border and international trade. FTWZs serve as mega trading hubs with integrated logistics infrastructure such as special storage areas, world-class material handling equipment, container yards, inland container depot, customs office and commercial complex.

For Imports For Exports For Re-Exports
Flexibility towards end distribution in India Products from India entering the FTWZ are treated as deemed export providing immediate benefits to suppliers Service tax exemption on all activities conducted inside the FTWZ including rental & labour
Duty deferment benefits (freeing up working capital & increasing sales) Local Tax Exemption (e.g. CST, Sales Tax, Excise & VAT) on all activities like packaging material for VoS carried inside the Zone Exemption from custom and stamp duty on products imported into FTWZ meant for re-export out of India
Quality control capability prior to duty-payment Compliance to Export quotas of different categories. Supply into FTWZ being treated as deemed exports Income tax rebate on profit earned through export transaction (where applicable)
Exemption on Excise, VAT & CST on purchases for FTWZ operations. Service Tax exemption on all services, including transportation Increased efficiency through lowered reverse logistics through quality control before dispatch from India Hassle-free re-export process
Availability of Temperature controlled area for medicines & other human consumption Products Foreign exchange transactions capability Permission of 100% FDI for the set-up of units
Reduced buffer stocks, lowered product costs, foreign exchange transaction capability Increasing supply chain efficiencies (forward & reverse) while enhancing capital cash flow Ability to leverage India's cost, skill & geographic positioning advantage as a hub for regional/global distribution post Value Optimising Services

Warehousing is an integrated part of UNITED- including inbound checks, goods receipt and put-away, (bonded) storage, pick & pack and shipping. We provide warehousing as a component of the total supply chain.

Besides storage capacity the warehouses also act as cross dock and/or merge in transit center in order to speed up ultimate delivery to your customer in a reliable and cost effective manner.

The Global market is a complex market due to the different languages, cultures rules and regulations. In order to supply your customers with tailored goods we provide value added services like assembly of high-tech equipment, light manufacturing, configuration, kiting, packaging and customer support.

Within our warehouses three types of services are offered to our customers, namely:


Primary warehousing services

  • Receipt of goods including staging & control
  • Stock/inventory control
  • Consolidation
  • Deconsolidation
  • Immediate and Timed Dispatch
  • Client interfacing
  • (In-Store) Logistics
  • Inspections according to client stated criteria

Value added logistics

  • Marking
  • Palletizing
  • Order picking
  • Sorting & Kitting
  • Industrial packaging
  • Repackaging
  • Sampling
  • Labeling
  • Wrapping

Value added services

  • Invoicing
  • Fiscal representation
  • Customs consultancy
  • Call center services (in partnership)
  • Packing consultancy (in partnership)

All storage activities take place within a bonded warehouse, enabling us to offer you financial benefits (deferment of import duty payments). In addition to storage under bond we also can assist in:

  • Fiscal representation
  • Inward & outward processing
  • Applying for Drawback, IPR's, BIS etc
  • SAD Refunds