KWE India unveils India’s first dedicated GDP compliant warehouse – exclusively for pharmaceutical industry, at Hyderabad


KWE India, the Indian subsidiary of Kintetsu World Express (KWE) and part of the Japanese global conglomerate Kintetsu Group, has unveiled India’s first Good Distribution Process (GDP) warehouse at the Hyderabad airport cargo satellite building to exclusively handle pharmaceutical logistics. KWE India Managing Director Mr. Mineo Suzuki inaugurated the facility. With this KWE becomes the first to set up a unique and one of the kindfacilities by any Freight Forwarder and Logistics Company in India.

Strategically located at the country’s pharmaceutical hub, this facility will be exclusively utilized to provide logistics support for the pharmaceutical shipments – including both export and import trade. Set up in non-bonded area, the state-of-the-art facility is equipped with 24×7 temperature ambient control, CCTV, control access, racking, temperature and humidity indicators, alarm system and skilled & trained manpower to follow GDP compliant process throughout shipment handling.

Commenting on KWE’s pioneering initiative, Mr. Karthi Baskar, Deputy Managing Director, KWE India, said, “We have been at the forefront of introducing innovative logistics solution in India and this project marks a new milestone in our journey to carve a niche in offering contemporary solutions to address unique needs for the growing economy.”

According to Mr. Karthi Baskar the pharmaceutical companies in the region have evinced overwhelming response for utilizing the services provided by KWE at the dedicated warehouse. Following this response KWE management is keen to further expand its warehousing space and has already reserved two additional block spaces in the upcoming cargo satellite building of GMR Hyderabad. Going forward, KWE is keen to set up similar warehouses in Mumbai, Delhi, Bengaluru and Ahmedabad, in a phased manner, he added.

The concept of dedicated pharmaceutical warehouse is expected to help pharmaceutical clients of KWE to follow GDP quality assurance consistently as required by the marketing authorization (MA) or Product specification. In KWE group GDP is already operational in KWE Europe in countries including UK, Ireland, and Germany. Since there is no single global GDP standard, KWE’s Hyderabad warehouse is designed and set up to comply all the basic handling, storage and transportation of temperature sensitive pharmaceutical products as per guidelines from IATA, CDSCO, European Commission, USP, IPEC, PDA and other different health regulatory bodies in different countries.

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