va-Q-tec signs up with Chinese partner
08 / 10 / 2019
va-Q-tec is expanding its services in Asia
Temperature-controlled shipping container specialist va-Q-tec has formed a partnership with Worldwide Logistics Group to open a TempChain Service Center in Shanghai. The move is part of its strategic plan for expansion in Asia and follows the formation of subsidiaries in Japan, South Korea and Singapore.
The company says it will offer Chinese clients “a comprehensive portfolio of safe, cost-efficient and green temperature-controlled packaging solutions” and its partnership with Worldwide Logistics will ensure “optimum availability and access to the company’s container and box rental fleet”.
China’s pharma market is calculated to be the second largest in the world, with the US number one. Va-Q-tec says pharma companies are growing at an above-average rate and major global healthcare players are pushing into China as they see it has great potential.
“This means the annual growth rates of the demand for temperature controlled transportation and storage are the highest in the world – for outbound business and domestic distribution.”
Roland Rappl, responsible for the container rental business at va-Q-tec says: “We are very happy to cooperate in China with a multimodal logistics company like Worldwide Logistics. Our partner has long term experience and a great network across the country. Our TempChain Service Centre in Shanghai is for us the gate to the entire Chinese market and we have already gained business with leading players in China which rely on our advanced passive door-to-door thermal container solutions.”
He adds that the company’s products are not only relevant for pharma and biotech products but also for other temperature-sensitive products such as high performance glues, components for the semiconductor industry and chemicals.
Henry Pek from Worldwide Logistics explains that his company will receive, inspect, clean, pre-condition, prepare, load and release containers as well as boxes from va-Q-tec at the Shanghai TempChain Service Center.
“In addition we will manage the entire transportation management plus Customs formalities. In the future also a direct trade facilitation or an engagement in sales and marketing is possible,” he adds.