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India: Agility opens life sciences centre in Hyderabad

Logistics provider, Agility, has opened 557 sqm Life Sciences Excellence Centre (LSEC) at Rajiv Gandhi International Airport in the Indian city of Hyderabad.

The centre is strategically placed to serve pharma manufacturers in Hyderabad, Goa, Pune, Vishakhapatnam, and Bangalore. The centre will provide conditioning, preparation and storage of pharmaceutical goods, and operate as a control tower for Agility life sciences customers in India.

Detlev Janik, CEO of Agility South Asia, said: “Life sciences are one of the cornerstones of the Indian economy with exports expected to grow an astonishing 60% in 2017. This new centre will help fast-growing Indian life sciences companies meet the rising global demand for their products.”

The centre will operate as the primary warehouse for solutions from va-Q-tec, a passive packaging company specialising in high-end, secured cold chain products.  The LSEC will house va-Q-tec’s inventory, perform quality checks, conditioning and preparation of containers, and box packaging for va-Q-tec’s products before the release of packaging for customers.

Joachim Kuhn, CEO, va-Q-tec, said: “Our partnership with Agility is a further example of how va-Q-tec develops and provides transportation systems with accompanying services for life sciences logistics. The cooperation will further strengthen va-Q-tec’s footprint in India, one of the fastest growing pharma exporters.”

In India, Agility operates from 61 locations and controls 150,000 sqm of warehouse space covering all major ports, airports, and inland locations in the country. In the pharmaceutical sector, it helps companies move, store, distribute and manage goods in the highly attractive Indian market and helps Indian companies looking to explore opportunities outside of the country.