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AAH Pharmaceuticals wins MT technical excellence award

AAH Pharmaceuticals wins MT technical excellence award

Coventry, UK: AAH Pharmaceuticals won the Motor Transport technical excellence award for its new PharmaVan.

The awards, organised by Motor Transport magazine, were presented at London’s Grosvenor House  this week.

The new vans are born out of AAH’s commitment and determination to excel in delivering an exceptional first class, reliable service, providing customers with the best in pharmaceutical distribution so that they can meet the needs of their own communities.

Cameron Javed, Coolkit’s sales director, with the new PharmaVan II built for AAH

Cameron Javed, Coolkit’s sales director, with the new PharmaVan II built for AAH

Coolkit scooped the deal late last year to provide the 900 temperature-controlled Ford Transit conversions for AAH — the largest pharmaceutical wholesaler and distributor in the UK  — by the end of 2017.

Steve Anderson, operations director, Celesio UK, AAH Pharmaceuticals’ parent company, describes the vehicle as “the most technologically advanced pharmaceutical van on the road.”

Built exclusively for AAH by Coolkit to ensure all products are delivered within Good Distribution Practice (GDP) 2013 guidelines, each van is fitted with a Seven Telematics Transcan unit linked to the Seven Eye portal, allowing drivers to constantly monitor the temperature of the fridge, which is maintained between 2 and 8 degrees, and the cargo area, kept between 8 and 25 degrees.

The fridge and cargo area, which are independent of each other, continue to operate while the driver makes deliveries, ensuring no deviation of temperature.

PharmaVan II has undergone independent vigorous climatic testing with temperatures ranging from -20 and +40 degrees, ensuring products can be delivered safely whatever the weather. Temperatures can automatically be logged with real-time temperature recording, which is visible to the AAH branch and distribution network, and an audible alarm will be triggered, and group email alert generated, if there is any deviation of temperature.  An alert notification signals when the doors to the cargo area are open.

Coolkit sales director Cameron Javed said: “We are immensely pleased to exhibit this new product at CV Show 2016.  Providing an exceptional pharmaceutical distribution service is pivotal to AAH and we are very proud to have partnered with them to deliver this with the PharmaVan II.”