The latest addition to the network contributes to the global supply of lifesaving medicines
DoKaSch Temperature Solutions has opened a new service station in India. It is located at GMR Hyderabad Air Cargo terminal. Strategically, the Hyderabad Airport location is a very important network station for the global supply of lifesaving medicines given Hyderabad’s status as a major pharma production and export hub. With the new location in India, DoKaSch strengthens its network in the region and globally. In turn, the solution provider contributes to a reliable cool chain for highly sensitive pharmaceutical products, especially during the pandemic.
Hyderabad was chosen because of its outstanding importance for the global pharmaceutical industry. The city’s Genome Valley business district is a hub for research and development as well as manufacturing for pharma and lifesaving medicines. Furthermore, a vast amount of generic medicine and bulk active pharmaceutical ingredients (API) are also produced on-site. Some of the largest and most important vaccine producers have facilities in Hyderabad, which gives it additional relevance during the ongoing pandemic. Several key pharmaceutical companies are located here and export their products to the USA, EU, Japan, and other major countries across the globe. The upcoming Pharma City, an extensive industrial park for pharmaceuticals, will further increase the city’s importance.
Furthermore, Hyderabad’s airport is an international hub with global connections. The new station is part of the GMR Hyderabad Air Cargo Terminal complex, located within the airport premises, which is highly beneficial for forwarders and airlines. With its dedicated pharma export terminal named ‘Pharma Zone’, the GMR facility at Hyderabad is well established as the preferred hub for pharma exports in South Central India, and positioning containers at the Hyderabad network station gives the local pharmaceutical manufacturers, forwarders, and airlines easy access to solutions for the global transport of high-value lifesaving medications.
The staff at the station make sure the required capacities are available and prepare the necessary number of containers for each flight. The station in Hyderabad has a capacity to equip up to 100 containers and can easily accommodate requests of up to 20 containers per day.
Andreas Seitz, Managing Director at DoKaSch Temperature Solutions, stresses the importance of the new station: “India is a highly relevant location for pharmaceuticals, biosimilars and biotech and especially Hyderabad is of outstanding importance. In turn, we decided to open our new service station to complement our extensive network and contribute to a capable cool chain for these products. Not only is the station located at a globally relevant industry hub, but the airport is also used by many of our partner airlines and is well connected to destinations worldwide. We are certain that our new location will play an important role for the global supply with lifesaving pharmaceutical products like vaccines, especially during the ongoing pandemic.”
Mr. Pradeep Panicker, CEO-GMR Hyderabad International Airport commented, “Hyderabad Air Cargo terminal is the preferred gateway for pharmaceuticals and vaccine movements in the South Asia region and we are very pleased to partner with DoKaSch Temperature Solutions to establish a service station at our Cargo Terminal. The new facility will make the world-class DoKaSch Opticooler containers readily and easily accessible to our shared customers who will be assured of ready availability and fast turnaround with our new on-airport container station. With the addition of this facility, GMR Hyderabad Air Cargo will be the biggest hub for temperature-controlled air cargo containers in the region.”
India is a key location for the global pharmaceutical supply. In turn, a capable and reliable cool chain infrastructure is highly relevant for the research and manufacturing locations in the county. Currently, many of the vaccines used to fight the ongoing pandemic are being produced in India. Accordingly, DoKaSch’s new station plays an important role in the global supply of products from Hyderabad.