va-Q-tec receives major order for thermal transports systems
- Pharma importer kohlpharma buys several thousand multi-use va-Q-med(R) thermoboxes
- Major order underscores growth momentum in va-Q-tec's business unit healthcare & logistics
- va-Q-med(R) thermoboxes secure temperature-controlled pharmacy supplies at no additional cost and energy for refrigerated vehicles
Würzburg, September 23rd, 2019. va-Q-tec AG (ISIN DE0006636681 / WKN 663668), pioneer in highly efficient products and solutions in the thermal insulation and TempChain logistics area, has received a major order from kohlpharma for a fleet of several thousand thermal transport systems. kohlpharma is one of the largest importers of patented and prescription drugs in Europe and the long-standing market leader in Germany. As a parallel trader, kohlpharma imports low-priced medicines from EU countries and sells them to pharmaceutical wholesalers and pharmacies in Germany. In the future, va-Q-med(R) transport systems will now ensure that kohlpharma's customers receive their medicines at the accustomed top quality thanks to constant temperatures during transport in the particularly critical 2°C to 8°C range. va-Q-tec commands a lot of experience in handling large transport volumes, having supplied Swiss Post with the first high-performance thermoboxes for the transport of pharmaceutical products for pharmacies from as early as 2017.
The Made-in-Germany thermal transport systems are insulated with vacuum insulation panels ("VIPs"), which va-Q-tec produces as a technology leader in the thermal insulation area. Equipped with phase change materials ("PCMs") va-Q-med(R) thermoboxes can ensure an inside temperature of 2°C to 8°C for 48 hours and more without battery and electricity. Thereby the last-mile-distribution is secured without temperature deviations directly to the recipient. Unlike conventional one-way packaging or cost-intensive transports with special refrigerated vehicles, va-Q-med(R) transport systems are reusable and consequently very environmentally compatible. By enabling transportation as a standard load on conventional courier vehicles without refrigeration, thermoboxes also make the transport of pharmaceutical products cheaper and less energy intensive.
Dr. Joachim Kuhn, CEO of va-Q-tec AG, comments: "With the va-Q-med(R) box we aim to make the future of pharmacy and last-mile logistics more cost-efficient, safer and more sustainable. Germany alone has almost 20,000 pharmacies that receive temperature-sensitive supplies several times a day - mostly delivered by refrigerated vehicles at the moment. With our solution - which is unique in the market - we are helping to make courier traffic more efficient in inner-city areas with heavy traffic. With kohlpharma, we have acquired as a landmark customer THE pharmaceutical importer in our home market of Germany."
"Validated, temperature-controlled transport of our medicines from suppliers in other EU countries to customers at on-site pharmacies in Germany is a long-standing practice at kohlpharma. With the va-Q-med(R) thermobox, we now ensure the transport of temperature-sensitive preparations between 2°C and 8!C to customers in Germany with an environmentally compatible, reusable and consequently cost-effective solution," was how pharmacist Dr. Christoph Frick, head of quality assurance and an expert at kohlpharma GmbH, summed up his company's decision.
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va-Q-tec is pioneer in highly efficient products and solutions in the area of thermal insulation and TempChain logistics. The company develops, produces and markets highly efficient and consequently thin vacuum insulation panels (VIPs) as well as phase change materials (PCMs) for reliable and energy-efficient temperature controlling. In addition, va-Q-tec produces passive thermal packaging systems (containers and boxes) through optimally integrating VIPs and PCMs, which can maintain constant temperatures, depending on type, for up to 200 hours without external energy input. To implement temperature-sensitive logistics chains, va-Q-tec - within a global partner network - operates a fleet of rental containers and boxes meeting demanding thermal protection standards. Along with Healthcare & Logistics as the main market, va-Q-tec addresses the following further markets: Appliances & Food, Technics & Industry, Building and Mobility. The high-growth company, which was founded in 2001, is based in Würzburg, Germany. For more information, please visit
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