On June 1, 2017, AsstrA launched a new division focused on developing logistics services for the pharmaceutical industry. The AsstrA Pharma Logistics Division's unique, integrated service approach involves being not only a reliable pharmaceutical product carrier but also a large-scale logistics provider. Specific services include the transportation of finished products and raw materials used in the pharmaceutical industry, storage in specialized warehouses with temperature controlled sections, goods packaging, customs clearance, and distribution to final recipients.
The main role of the division is the development of quality logistic schemes with the most cost-efficient routes for clients. Specialists will build on AsstrA's established reputation as a premier global provider of pharmaceutical product logistics services. In forming this division, the main goal is to build a track record of solving the industry's most complex transport problems and to serve new, large clients in the space. According to Ekaterina Lis, Pharma Logistics Division Manager, the work is complicated but rewarding: "Today, we mainly transport consolidated cargo, ship urgent cargo by express air delivery, and organize the refrigerated transport of pharmaceutical products. We add value by working together as a cohesive team of professionals truly committed to their cause. Effective communication between the company's departments and divisions allows us to provide clients with ready-made, time-tested industry solutions."
AsstrA has been transporting pharmaceutical products for over 10 years. During this time, the amount of pharmaceutical supplies shipped has increased 16-fold. Experience allows the company to be fast and flexible in solving transportation problems and minimizing costs.
AsstrA's principle is to prioritize service quality while continuously adhering to all relevant rules and regulations. As a result, AsstrA's high level of service quality was recognized in 2016 when the company received Good Distribution Practices (GDP) certification. The certificate attests to a carrier's responsible and careful approach to the transportation of finished medicines and raw materials for the pharmaceutical industry. Of particular importance in the pharmaceutical industry is the preservation of product quality and safety. GDP certification also indicates an outstanding attitude throughout the company towards observing quality standards in all areas of activity.