Pune, Maharashtra – Polyurethane insulation is playing a key role in India's ambitious coronavirus immunisation drive. Starting on 16 January, the country aims to vaccinate 300 m people.
Kool-ex PU reefer fleet to ferry Covid vaccine in India
The material will help keep doses at the required temperature on their journey from where they are manufactured to vaccination sites to all over the country.
Mumbai-headquartered cold chain logistics firm Kool-ex has been engaged to ferry the vaccine. The company has a specially designed fleet of 400 Reefer trucks for the cold chain distribution of pharmaceuticals.
'We will handle the vaccine transportation from all four pharma firms, starting with Covidshield, developed by AstraZeneca and produced by Pune-based Serum Institute of India (SII),' said Kunal Aggarwal, a director at Kool-Ex Cold Chain.
It will also be involve in the distribution of other vaccines under development, including Covaxin from Bharat Biotech, ZyCov-D from Zydus Cadilla, and the Russian Sputnik V vaccine.
'We have 400 trucks and can operate at temperatures from -25°C to 25°C,' he said. 'All the vehicles are enabled in terms of GPS and temperature tracking to opening of the doors.'
Kool-ex claims to have the largest pharma-dedicated reefer fleet in India. Its national delivery network covers more than 800 cities.