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  • trans-o-flex Express GmbH
  • Hertzstraße 10
  • 69469 Weinheim
  • http://www.trans-o-flex.com
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  • Sabine Kolaric
  • +49 (6201) 988-0

trans-o-flex ApoServ: new special solution for pharmacies and their growing demand for logistic services

Transports to other pharmacies / Disposal of old medications / Cost-favourable solution with collection service / Easy ordering on the Internet

(PresseBox) (Weinheim, ) With the introduction of a new service tailored to the needs of pharmacies, the trans-o-flex Logistics Group, has used its close customer contacts and knowhow to extend its range of logistic solutions for the healthcare market and other specific industries: since September, trans-o-flex ApoServ has been offering pharmacies a cost-favourable and easy-to-order logistic solution for the transportation of self-made products and pre-finished medications to other pharmacies as well as the proper and safe dispatch and disposal of old medications.

"Pharmacies have an increasing demand for the comfortable transportation of new and old medications", says Kai Schmuck, Director Sales & Marketing of trans-o-flex. One of the reasons for this development was last year's decision to abolish the nation-wide system for the disposal of old medications, within the scope of which unused medications were collected from the pharmacies at no cost. "Today, pharmacies are no longer obliged to accept old medications from their customers, although many of them continue to do so as a customer service. As soon as larger quantities are involved, they then have to face the problem of proper disposal", explains Schmuck. trans-o-flex not only takes over the transportation of the old medications but also ensures their proper disposal in accordance with the legal provisions and provides the corresponding disposal certificates. In order to offer the pharmacies the easiest and most cost-favourable service possible, the logistic expert has developed an Internet-based collection solution. "Using our new Internet portal https://tof-aposerv.inetorder.de, the pharmacy sends a notification so that the driver will automatically collect the old medications, when he delivers the next shipment." Since trans-o-flex Schnell-Lieferdienst supplies every pharmacy in Germany almost every day, the company is the only organisation in the country that can offer such a collection service as a cost-favourable and fast solution. Schmuck: "Our service clearly reduces the pharmacy staff's burden associated with the disposal of old medications because, instead of having to bring the parcels to a specific collection point, they can simply give them to our drivers". Upon receiving the pick-up order, the trans-o-flex EDP system automatically initiates the invoicing process in order to, depending on the shipment frequency, make out and present invoices on a monthly or biweekly basis. The charges for the transportation and disposal are subject to transparent weight-based rates.

trans-o-flex Express GmbH

trans-o-flex, based in Weinheim, South-West Germany, is a logistics group active throughout Europe. In Germany, via its express delivery service, it offers a full-coverage network for efficient and safe transport of parcels and pallets (combi-freight). Apart from its nationwide 24-hour deliveries (usual transit time) with numerous Express and added-value options such as hazardous material transport, trans-o-flex has developed the Eurodis network which provides delivery services in European countries, making trans-o-flex one of the leading combi-freight service providers in Europe. trans-o-flex implements tailor-made logistics concepts and has developed numerous solutions for specific sectors, for instance for the pharmaceutical and consumer electronics / home entertainment industries. The trans-o-flex network is also able to transport hazardous goods in large quantities. Annual sales of the group, which has 1,125 employees in Germany, amounted to € 500 million in 2009. Since June 2008 the Austrian Post (ÖPAG) has been sole shareholder in trans-o-flex. More detailed information at: www.trans-o-flex.de.