Mulls to set up similar warehouses in Mumbai, Delhi, Bengaluru and Ahmedabad in a phased manner
KWE India, the Indian subsidiary of Kintetsu World Express (KWE) and part of Kintetsu Group, has launched a Good Distribution Process (GDP) warehouse at the Hyderabad airport cargo satellite building to exclusively handle pharma logistics. Mineo Suzuki, MD, KWE India inaugurated the facility.
Reportedly, this facility will be exclusively utilised to provide logistics support for the pharma shipments – including both export and import trade. Set up in non-bonded area, the facility is equipped with 24×7 temperature ambient control, CCTV, control access, racking, temperature and humidity indicators, alarm system and skilled & trained manpower to follow GDP compliant process throughout shipment handling.
Commenting on KWE’s initiative, Karthi Baskar, Deputy MD, KWE India, said, “We have been at the forefront of introducing innovative logistics solution in India and this project marks a new milestone in our journey to carve a niche in offering contemporary solutions to address unique needs for the growing economy.”
According to Karthi Baskar the pharma companies in the region have evinced overwhelming response for utilising the services provided by KWE at the dedicated warehouse. Following this response KWE management is keen to further expand its warehousing space and has already reserved two additional block spaces in the upcoming cargo satellite building of GMR Hyderabad. Going forward, KWE is keen to set up similar warehouses in Mumbai, Delhi, Bengaluru and Ahmedabad, in a phased manner, he added.
Reportedly, since there is no single global GDP standard, KWE’s Hyderabad warehouse is designed and set up to comply all the basic handling, storage and transportation of temperature sensitive pharma products as per guidelines from IATA, CDSCO, European Commission, USP, IPEC, PDA and other different health regulatory bodies in different countries.
EP News Bureau