Expolanka Holdings PLC’s logistics arm EFL has entered a strategic partnership with SpiceJet India and Tower Cold Chain Solutions of South Africa.
EFL Global CEO and Managing Director for India Senthilnathan Shanmugam and Airfreight EFL India Director Sudeep Narayan signed the tripartite memorandum of understanding to formalize the arrangement for cold chain logistics solutions.
EFL spans a footprint of 19 locations across India, which is widely regarded as the pharmaceutical hub of Asia and arguably the world. India’s exports range from non-prescription and long-term prescription medications, surgical equipment, vaccines, and medical devices.
Catering to local demand and export destinations in Asia, Africa, Middle East, and America requires a complex variety of supply chain solutions ranging from material procurement to delivery and distribution for an ever-expanding global and domestic market.
Pharmaceutical transportation requires solutions that range from ambient temperature to sub-zero conditions and preserving these standards is a necessity to meet the value chain’s mandate.
Despite the complexities within the supply chain, EFL has gained extensive experience in the pharma industry by continually developing innovative products and solutions that meet requirements and overcome limitations at all stages of the supply chain whilst remaining customer-centric.
Tower Cold Chain Solutions provides a unique range of products that meet the needs of the pharmaceutical industry that is IATA approved, and SpiceJet has a modern fleet of widebody and narrow body aircrafts with a reach of 54 domestic and 45 international destinations. EFL with its experienced team of global logisticians, pharma vertical experts, and an established global client base; providing this solution not only meets regional requirements but also global needs including vaccines and other medical deliverables that are essential to all.
EFL is a member of Expolanka PLC – a leading multinational with interests in logistics, leisure, and investments and part of the larger conglomerate of Japan’s SG Holdings Group. The company is ranked among the top 30 air forwarders and the top 50 ocean freighters in the world.
With solutions ranging from dedicated weekly freighters from Asia to the USA, warehouse management of over 360,000 m2 of floor area worldwide, the company offers a host of supply chain solutions across its network of over 60 offices in 24 countries.
In Sri Lanka, the company has 3PL facilities for raw materials and finished goods which includes End to End Freeport solutions along with additional services for transport and distribution operating over 1,800 vehicles across Sri Lanka.
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