AISATS achieves “Good Distribution Practices” Certification

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Mumbai, December 24th, 2014:  The Bengaluru (BLR) Airfreight Terminal facility of Air India SATS Airport Services Pvt. Ltd (AISATS), one of India’s premier airport services companies, received its Good Distribution Practices (GDP) certification, making AISATS the first service provider in India to get such a certification.

Maintaining product safety and quality is of utmost importance in the pharmaceutical industry and Good Distribution Practices (GDP) is a quality system that ensures that the quality of a pharmaceutical product is maintained throughout the distribution process.  With this certification, AISATS once again demonstrates its commitment to providing world-class and industry-recognised quality standards in every aspect of its facilities and services.  AISATS’ customers can be assured of strict compliance with the GDP requirements set out by the World Health Organisation (WHO) when it is handling pharmaceutical products.

Mr. Willy Ko, CEO, AISATS, said, “AISATS hasalways been aligned towards establishing itself as a world-class service provider. We firmly believe in setting the benchmark for Distribution Practices and this GDP certification is a sure-footed step in the right direction.  AISATS plans to continue to enhance its facilities and will look to invest in more multi- temperature control facilities to cater to the increasing demand of temperature-controlled cargo”.

This GDP certification is the latest in a line of firsts in AISATS’ BLR Airfreight Terminal.  This facility was the first air cargo terminal in India to introduce carton clamps on its forklifts for more efficient handling of loose cargo, the first to introduce the Automated Storage and Retrieval System (ASRS) and Very Narrow Aisle (VNA) equipment to assist in the smooth handling of cargo.  The AISATS Bengaluru terminal also has the  distinction of being the first Air Cargo Terminal in India, Middle East and Africa region to be awarded a TAPA (Transported Asset Protection Association) Class A  certification, showcasing their ability to achieve high security standards in warehouse operations while delivering efficient and excellent services.  In addition, this facility also recently launched an e-freight initiative, a significant step towards improving efficiency while contributing towards environmental sustainability.

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