TESSOL – Adding flexibility to last mile cold-chain delivery

TESSOL is a cold chain technology company building products to enable viable and reliable cold chain applications across all food and pharmaceutical products. Rajesh Rajgor engages in an exclusive interaction with Rajat Gupta, Founder and CEO, TESSOL to know more about the company’s products and growth strategy.

Thermal Energy Service Solutions (P) Ltd. (TESSOL) was founded in 2013 with the goal of solving the problem of temperature-controlled food and pharmaceutical delivery in India. Today, the company has a wide range of products, both in terms of temperature required and size, from a food transportation standpoint that can help large customers transport essentials. Their solution that replaces dry ice for long distance movement of frozen food is quite noteworthy. Having worked with more than 200 customers over the last eight years, TESSOL has built a fair expertise on cold chain distribution while also forging relationships with operating companies to offer end-to-end solutions to these brands.

Owing to rapid urbanisation, frozen foods, ice creams, fresh and chilled agricultural items like fruits and vegetables, dairy products, and other products have seen tremendous expansion and acceptance over the previous decade. The outbreak of the pandemic fuelled the growth of e-commerce and last-mile delivery, both of which require a reliable cold chain from the point of manufacture to the consumer’s door. What TESSOL has created is a viable solution that can be reused. Most of their last mile solutions are passive in nature, i.e. they are not dependent on a plug point connection to cool. Founder and CEO Rajat Gupta explains: “We use proprietary formulations called Phase Change Materials (PCM) that can store energy for cooling and heating. Once they store, they can maintain temperatures for a period from one hour to 100 hours depending upon the application.”

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