Earlier this week, Maersk Pakistan committed to establishing two cold chain W&D facilities for TezMedz and Tabiyat.pk. Asad Khan, CEO and founder of TezMedz and Tabiyat.pk, signed a deal with Aruna Hussain, Managing Director, Maersk Pakistan to establish cold chain W&D facilities for the Healthtech startup in Pakistan.
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.
Both TezMedz and Tabiyat.pk provide unique services in Pakistan, with the former providing authentic medicines to pharmacies and the latter to end consumers through their online platforms. Through the provision of authentic medicines in optimal conditions to customers at their doorstep, the company aims to solve the problem of counterfeit medicines in Pakistan. This partnership with Maersk helps strengthen their mission by ensuring that medicines are stored at optimal temperatures & retain their efficacy by the time they reach the consumer.
CEO, CSO (Co-Founders) of Tabiyat.PK & Maersk MD along with their respective teams
Aruna Hussain commented:
TezMedz and Tabiyat.pk had a special requirement – they needed temperature-controlled warehouses that were equipped with robust inventory management systems that offered fast distribution to match the speed 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.
In our journey to becoming an integrator of logistics, we at Maersk are constantly interacting with our customers, understanding their challenges, their requirements and designing solutions that connect and simplify their supply chains. We want our customers to focus on their core business and let us take care of their logistics needs.”
The two facilities will together cover a total footprint of 20,000 sq. ft. with modern racking. To ensure precise inventory management, state-of-the-art warehouse management systems will be deployed, which is extremely critical, even more so when it comes to medicines and pharmaceuticals with a short shelf life. Although Maersk has provided warehousing solutions in Karachi in the retail space before, this will be the first time the company will operate in Islamabad.
TezMedz Korangi Warehouse
Asad Khan, CEO of TezMedz and Tabiyat.pk, expressed his views:
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.”
Facilities for W&D will be operational by January 1, 2022.