Maersk Pakistan will set up two cold chain warehouse & distribution (W&D) facilities in Karachi and Islamabad for TezMedz and Tabiyat.pk.
The two dedicated cold chain warehousing & distribution (W&D) facilities will cater to B2B and B2C requirements of the pharmaceutical eCommerce platforms from Karachi and Islamabad.
TezMedz and Tabiyat.pk offer unique services in Pakistan, wherein TezMedz delivers authentic medicines to pharmacies while Tabiyat.pk to end consumers through their online platforms.
The company aims to solve problems of counterfeit medicines in Pakistan through providing authentic medicines in optimal conditions to customers at their doorstep.
This partnership with Maersk helps ensure that medicines are stored at optimal temperatures & retain their efficacy by the time they reach the consumer.
The two facilities will together cover a total footprint of 20,000 sq. ft. with modern racking.
Warehouse management systems will be deployed to ensure precise inventory management which is extremely critical especially when it comes to expiry-sensitive pharmaceuticals and medicines.
While Maersk has provided warehousing solutions in Karachi earlier in retail space, it will be the first time that the company will enter the Islamabad geography.
The event was attended by Babar Ali Lakhani, Co-founder and CSO for TezMedz and tabiyat.pk and Wajeeh Ahmed CCO Maersk Pakistan along with other senior team members.
Aruna Hussain, Managing Director, Maersk Pakistan, commented, “TezMedz and Tabiyat.pk had a special requirement – they required temperature-controlled warehouses that were equipped with robust systems precisely managing inventories and a setup offering fast distribution to match the speed expected of any eCommerce platform.
“After carefully studying the requirements and thoroughly designing the processes, we were able to tailor-make a cold chain W&D solution for them.”
Asad Khan, CEO of TezMedz and Tabiyat.pk, added, “At TezMedz and Tabiyat.pk, our ambition is to ensure every person in Pakistan has access to authentic medicines and to ultimately revolutionize the healthcare ecosystem. This meant that we required a W&D partner who had the strength and ability to deliver on this promise and an intent to provide uncompromised service to customers. With Maersk we are confident of getting all this and more
The W&D facilities will be ready and operational from 1 January 2022.