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Pharma.Aero Onboards Five New Members And Associate Partners

Pharma.Aero announces four new additions to the global Life Sciences end-to-end supply chain stakeholders: Hellmann Worldwide Logistics and SAL Saudi Logistics sign up as members; VEXSL and QProducts & Services join as associate partners.

Trevor Caswell, Chairman of Pharma.Aero warmly thanks the new members and associate partners representing diverse industry segments, stating, “We are thrilled to welcome such a diverse group of supply chain stakeholders to our global community. We look forward to collaborating and leveraging their expertise to address the industry’s challenges and enhance end-to-end chain visibility for life science and MedTech products.”

Saudia Cargo is the cargo division of Saudi Arabia’s flag carrier and one of the world’s most dynamic cargo airlines. It operates a fleet of modern freighters with access to the belly capacity of SAUDIA, which flies to over 225 destinations worldwide.

Aymen Osilan, Executive Director of Marketing and Communications, expresses Saudia Cargo’s vision as a member of Pharma.Aero, “Strategic partnerships are integral to the continuous improvements we make to our airfreight product & service offerings, allowing us to consistently surpass our customers’ expectations. By partnering with Pharma Aero, Saudia Cargo will further broaden its pharmaceutical transportation network and connect with key players and the latest innovations & developments in this area. Our commitment to providing safe and efficient transportation of pharma products is unwavering, and we are excited to work with industry leaders to provide a wide array of specialized pharmaceutical transportation solutions catering to the specific needs of our clients.”

Hellmann Worldwide Logistics is a prominent international logistics provider with a rich history from 1871. Leveraging its expertise in global transportation solutions, Hellmann has established a specialized healthcare airfreight network to meet the healthcare industry’s unique needs. They excel in temperature-controlled logistics and offer efficient operational processes, regulatory compliance, and advanced digital solutions.

Mark van Os de Man, the Global Airfreight Product Director for Healthcare at Hellmann, recognizes the significance of collaboration within the healthcare supply chain for achieving continuous improvement: “We believe that becoming a part of industry interest groups such as Pharma.Aero offers a valuable platform to engage with all stakeholders and facilitate positive changes in the healthcare and life science industry. Hellmann aims to leverage their expertise, track record, and forward-thinking approach to become a significant contributor to Pharma.Aero community.”

SAL is a leading logistics and supply chain solutions provider in Saudi Arabia, providing its clients with innovative, efficient, and integrated services and solutions. SAL handles 95% of the country’s inbound and outbound air cargo, making it the national logistics champion within the Kingdom and a key driver in the sector’s transformation outlined in Vision 2030.

Wejdan Soruji, Manager of New Product Development at SAL, sees the partnership as a unique opportunity for knowledge sharing and collaboration. “We are excited to be a member of Pharma.Aero network as this is a great platform to share our experience in pharma ground handling with industry leaders”, said Soruji. “This is surely a step towards achieving our vision of becoming the logistics champion for a globally connected Saudi Arabia.”

QProducts and Services is an industry leader and innovator in passive thermal protection with over 25 years of experience in protecting temperature-sensitive goods.

Kevin Lynch, General Manager, Sales & Marketing, QProducts and Services, expresses the company’s excitement about partnering with Pharma.Aero. “We at QProducts & Services are proud to join the Pharma.Aero community! We are excited to collaborate with fellow members and associate partners to address temperature, sustainability & visibility challenges faced by the Pharmaceutical, Life Science & MedTech industry. Our recent expansion into APAC and EU creates more opportunities to leverage our nearly three decades of cold chain experience by contributing meaningful insights to support the Pharma.Aero mission”, added Lynch.  

VEXSL (Veteran Express Secure Logistics) is a Canadian-based, veteran-owned and operated business providing secure shipping services with end-to-end blockchain-based supply chain visibility, climate control, and a secure chain of custody.

Cole Fouillard, CEO of VEXSL, emphasizes the company’s enthusiasm for this partnership. “We at VEXSL are excited to join Pharma.Aero is in the pursuit of aligning with some of the top pharmaceutical logistics companies in the world. As a growing company, we welcome the opportunity to learn, adapt and apply cutting-edge technologies, procedures and strategies through the collaboration of fellow associate members, partners and board members of Pharma.Aero. Our mission is to provide a safe and secure shipping solution for our customers, ensuring the care and custody of the products shipped while purposefully employing military veterans and first responders. We couldn’t think of a more willing organization with a purpose-driven mission than Pharma.Aero, and we look forward to the future of pharma logistics.”

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