Wednesday, May 12, 2010

K and N Grab Eastern European Pharmaceutical Supply Chain Contract

Temperature Controlled Services for Major Supplier
Shipping News Feature

EASTERN EUROPE - Kuehne + Nagel have been awarded the management of temperature-controlled road transportation shipping thermolabile medical products to the Czech Republic, Poland, Hungary, Greece and Croatia for pharmaceutical giant Boehringer Ingelheim Pharma Ltd.

Kuehne + Nagel’s cool-chain transport solution, which the company says is adapted to the sensitive products’ specific nature, meets all relevant industry-specific regulations and the customer’s high quality requirements regarding handling, storage and distribution. In order to provide complete tracing of constant temperature, Kuehne + Nagel offers a dedicated control and reporting system.

“As one of the leading pharmaceutical companies we need a logistics service provider who combines thorough industry know-how with experience in the East European market,” says Martina Brzjchaczek-Koternetz, Head of Supply Chain Management at Boehringer Ingelheim.

Founded in 1885, the Boehringer Ingelheim group is one of the world’s 20 leading pharmaceutical companies. Headquartered in Ingelheim, Germany, it operates globally with 138 affiliates in 47 countries and 41,300 employees.

“In recent years we have specifically invested in our systems, facilities and employees in order to guarantee our high service and quality standards for the transport of thermolabile products,” said Bernhard Schilling, K & N’s Director Business Development Pharma & Healthcare, “To have been chosen by Boehringer Ingelheim as their logistics partner for these five Eastern European countries is proof of the success of our efforts.”