trans-o-flex ThermoMed acquires Rhenus Life Sciences
A new network provides customers with special solutions for temperature-sensitive pharmaceutical products
"For us, this takeover means an extension of our capacities in a promising market. In addition to this, a new network will help us meet the pharmaceutical industry's requirements with respect to covering the two temperature ranges between 2 and 8°C as well as between 15 and 25°C", says Carsten Glos, Managing Director of trans-o-flex ThermoMed. Until today, ThermoMed had specialised in the 2-to-8-°C range, while trans-o-flex had focused its activities on combi-freight solutions (combined transport of parcels and pallets in a full-coverage network) as well as not actively temperature-controlled solutions for specific industries. "We have realised that the active temperature control of shipments in the range between 15 and 25°C has also become very important for our customers", adds Wolfgang Weber, Managing Director of trans-o-flex. "This is why, starting with the takeover of Rhenus Life Sciences, we will strongly extend this service within the trans-o-flex Logistics Group."
In other respects, the company sees itself strengthened in its course and is determined to continue it. It is important for the customers to have a real package solution that makes it possible for them to meet the requirements made by the German regulation for the manufacturing of pharmaceuticals and APIs (AMWHV) on temperature-sensitive products and, at the same time, have access to a network for the remaining shipments that are not temperature-controlled. "The trans-o-flex Logistics Group can meet all these requirements and offer these services from one source", concludes Weber.
trans-o-flex Schnell-Lieferdienst 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, amounted to € 500 million in 2008. Since June 2008 the Austrian Post (ÖPAG) has been sole shareholder in trans-o-flex. More information at www.trans-o-flex.de.
About trans-o-flex ThermoMed:
trans-o-flex ThermoMed GmbH & Co. KG, headquarters Weinheim, is the quality and market leader in Germany for transport of temperature-sensitive shipments for the pharmaceutical industry between 2° and 8°C. The company’s nationwide network consists of a sorting centre and 39 depots. Considering the degree of specialisation, ThermoMed uses its own vehicle fleet and specially trained drivers who are full-time employees. Around 500 people work for ThermoMed, which is a member of the trans-o-flex logistics group. Apart from Germany, the company’s specialist services are also available in Austria, Belgium, Luxembourg and the Netherlands.