Fleet for qual­ity

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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.

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