Fleet for quality
To ensure quality and eliminate the risk of contamination, S-CCI India has invested in its own fleet. Made up of 32 tankers and trucks, the company has at its disposal 3000 to 25,000 litre of bulk space. This space is efficiently utilised to transport brake fluid, which is hygroscopic and has to be handled very carefully. Only on recommendation does the company supply it through third party operators. The risk of contamination is very high, Singh said. The tanks of bulk carriers are often not washed properly after doing a round of hydrogenated oils, fatty acids, and edible oils. S-CCI India carries out supply in 2 ways – bulk tankers and containers for the OEMs, and small packs for the aftermarket.
“Dealers do not buy in large packs. Companies do not allow them to buy in large quantities. At the other end, companies buy in bulk quantities and then supply them to the dealerships,” Singh said. Designed specifically to address the needs of OEMs, S-CCI India has procured stainless steel tankers for brake fluids as they tend to react with painted surfaces. Since OEMs have different storage capacities, the movement of tankers happens as per the demand. “After pouring, we seal the tank and give it a serial number. At the receiving end, the same number is matched to check the authenticity,” Singh said. In case the seal is broken, that compartment is not off-loaded. A sample is taken out, tested and off-loaded only after it is found to be genuine.