News | Wednesday, 15 July 2009

Express Trailers partners with DHL Cold Chain to serve the pharmaceutical industry

“The partnership agreement between DHL Cold Chain and Express Trailers will provide the present and potential pharmaceutical investors with the needed infrastucture to achieve success in the global markets.” Minister of Finance, Economy and Investment, Hon. Tonio Fenech said this when today he presided the signing cereomny of an agreement of partnership between Express Trailers and DHL Cold Chain. This agreement will enable the pharmaceutical indrustry to benefit from an international network and high standards that the DHL company offers.
Minister Tonio Fenech insited that this is a vote of confidence in our industrial policy especially in the pharmaceutical industry. “Today we have more than 1000 employees working in this industry and we need to ensure that this industry will continue to flourish in the coming years. This agreement is a sign that our vision is shared and is a key component to achieve and translate this vision.”
Jonathan Vella, Commercial Relationship director of Express Trailers, said that this is a significant event. In line with the group of Vella Brothers’ vision, to be customer centric the company has teamed up with one of the major international players to the ultimate service for the pharmaceutical industry.
Jonathan Vella said that to be able to service the industry Express Trailers had to invest in order to increase the fleet’s sophistication. “We have therefore invested €250,000 in reefer trailers, and a sound I.T. infrastructure to assure the high standards required for such a service. Transporting medicine and pharmaceutical products require accuracy, diligence and reliability. We are glad to provide these attributes, together with DHL to serve you better”, concluded Vella.
Stefan Paul, Senior Vice President and Head of Sales of DHL Freight and Roman Bisig talked about the importance that the Maltese Market is gaining in the pharmaceutical industry. This is both on the level ofproduction and also on the level of cross docking where Malta is serving as a port of transport and distribution in Europe. “We believe that this agreement came at a very important time both for us as a company and also for the industry and the country.”
David Fleri Soler, Sales and Business Development Manager of Express Traielers said that “today continued partnership with DHL COLDCHAIN has brought about a new product that will give local pharmaceutical companies the chance to have a service that fully complies with the EU directives on the whole sale distribution of medicinal products for human consumption.”


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15 July 2009


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