DoKaSch Temperature Solutions has opened a new service station in India, 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.
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.
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.
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.”