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CC-Pharma introduces active temperature control for all of its sensitive pharmaceuticals
Despite cost pressure: in order to ensure product quality and increase customer satisfaction, one of Germany's five largest importers of pharmaceuticals has chosen to co-operate with trans-o-flex ThermoMed
Until now, CC-Pharma had commissioned two different service providers with the transportation of its temperature-sensitive pharmaceuticals. Those products that had to be transported at a temperature range of between 2 °C and 8 °C were passively cooled, using additional packaging and cooling elements. "trans-o-flex ThermoMed's actively controlled network makes it possible to ensure optimum quality without this additional packaging. And: the return and disposal of packaging material and cooling elements is no longer necessary", says Carsten Glos, Managing Director of trans-o-flex ThermoMed. Instead, the handling and transportation of the goods takes places using exclusively temperature-controlled warehouses and vehicles.
"Even though we managed to simplify our logistic process, e.g. by reducing the packaging, the conversion to active temperature control was associated with an increase in costs", explains Dr Weppelmann. "However, the documented quality with which we deliver our products to pharmacies, hospital pharmacies and hospital suppliers more than justifies this investment. All parties involved are on the safe side and we can give top priority to the satisfaction of our customers". It is not least for this reason that CC-Pharma also selected trans-o-flex ThermoMed's Time-definite service, thus ensuring that all shipments are delivered by noon. "Especially for pharmacies, this is an important aspect because the end consumers get their medicine on the same day."
About trans-o-flex ThermoMed:
trans-o-flex ThermoMed GmbH & Co. KG, headquarters Weinheim, is the quality and market leader in Germany for the transport of temperature-sensitive shipments for the pharmaceutical industry in the temperature ranges of between 2 and 8°C as well as 15 and 25°C. The company's nationwide network consists of two sorting centres and 38 depots. Considering the degree of specialisation, ThermoMed uses its own vehicle fleet and specially trained drivers who are full-time employees. Around 600 people work for ThermoMed, which is a member of the trans-o-flex logistics group. Apart from Germany, the company's specialist services are also available in Austria, Belgium, Luxembourg and the Netherlands. More detailed information at: www.thermomed.trans-o-flex.de.
trans-o-flex Express GmbH
trans-o-flex, based in Weinheim, South-West Germany, is a logistics group active throughout Europe. In Germany, via its express delivery service, it offers a full-coverage network for efficient and safe transport of parcels and pallets (combi-freight). Apart from its nationwide 24-hour deliveries (usual transit time) with numerous Express and added-value options such as hazardous material transport, trans-o-flex has developed the Eurodis network which provides delivery services in European countries, making trans-o-flex one of the leading combi-freight service providers in Europe. trans-o-flex implements tailor-made logistics concepts and has developed numerous solutions for specific sectors, for instance for the pharmaceutical and consumer electronics / home entertainment industries. The trans-o-flex network is also able to transport hazardous goods in large quantities. Annual sales of the group, which has 1,125 employees in Germany, amounted to € 500 million in 2009. Since June 2008 the Austrian Post (ÖPAG) has been sole shareholder in trans-o-flex. More detailed information at: www.trans-o-flex.de.
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