ThermoMed passes re-certification and expands its quality management with a focus on the pharmaceutical industry

Logistic specialist for the healthcare market is not only given the ISO 9001 certificate but is also confirmed to meet the GDP guidelines for the pharmaceutical industry

(PresseBox) (Weinheim, ) trans-o-flex's subsidiary ThermoMed has not only successfully passed its re-certification but has also expanded its quality management system with a focus on the pharmaceutical companies' specific customer requirements. BSI Management Systems und Umweltgutachter Deutschland GmbH certified that ThermoMed's quality management complies with the ISO 9001 regulations. At the same time, the auditors confirmed for the first time that ThermoMed also meets the Good Distribution Practices (GDP) guidelines, which are very important for the pharmaceutical industry.

"For us as a specialist in serving the pharmaceutical and healthcare market, meeting the GDP guidelines has been a matter of course for many years now", explains Carsten Glos, Managing Director of trans-o-flex ThermoMed GmbH. trans-o-flex ThermoMed's new certificate is valid for three years. After that period, a complete re-certification audit has to be performed. A yearly re-audit is carried out in addition to this. Among the locations audited were the two hubs in Kassel and Baunatal as well as ThermoMed's warehouses in Berlin and Alzenau.

About trans-o-flex ThermoMed:

trans-o-flex ThermoMed GmbH & Co. KG, headquarters Weinheim, has specialized in the fine distribution of temperature-sensitive shipments within the pharmaceutical industry between the temperature ranges of 2° - 8°C and 15° - 25°C. Considering the degree of specialisation, ThermoMed operates its own specialized vehicle fleet with more than 700 specially instructed personnel dedicated to handling pharmaceutical goods according to GDP standards while maintaining cold-chain compliance. As a member of the trans-o-flex logistics group, ThermoMed provides multinational pharmaceutical distribution in Europe with daily deliveries to 7 countries including Germany, Austria, Belgium, Luxembourg, The Netherlands, Denmark, and France via the ThermoMed European Network. Further information: www.thermomed.eu.

trans-o-flex Schnell-Lieferdienst GmbH

The success of the Europe-wide operating trans-o-flex Logistic Group is based on three pillars: 1. trans-o-flex Schnell-Lieferdienst offers a full-coverage network for the efficient and safe transportation of parcels and pallets (combi-freight) all over Germany. This also includes numerous additional services, such as the transportation of hazardous goods without being limited to small quantities. At the same time trans-o-flex, in its capacity as shareholder and partner of the Eurodis network, provides full-coverage combi-freight services in 34 European countries. The company has developed a large number of tailor-made solutions for specific sectors, e.g. for the pharmaceutical and home entertainment / consumer goods industries. 2. With a special network for active temperature control in the temperature ranges of between 2 and 8 °C as well as 15 and 25 °C, trans-o-flex ThermoMed takes over the transportation of temperature-sensitive goods for the pharmaceutical industry ThermoMed provides multinational pharmaceutical distribution in Europe with daily deliveries to 7 countries including Germany, Austria, Belgium, Luxembourg, The Netherlands, Denmark, and France via the ThermoMed European Network. 3. Additional logistic services from storage and picking/packing to value-added services, such as the set-up service for sales displays or electrical appliances, up to customer-specific transport networks are developed and implemented under the umbrella of trans-o-flex Logistik Service. In 2010, annual sales of the Group, which has a workforce of approximately 1,600 employees, amounted to ca. € 524 million. Since June 2008, trans-o-flex has been a 100-% subsidiary of Österreichische Post. For more information, go to www.trans-o-flex.com.

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