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Menzies opens pharma cold zone in Bangalore

By Staff Reports on August 25, 2014

Menzies Aviation Bobba, operating a cargo terminal at Kempegowda International Airport in Bangalore, India, opened a Pharma Cold Zone for the handling of pharmaceuticals.

Bangalore is emerging as an important pharmaceutical hub in South India. To support the demands of the growing local industry, Pharma Cold Zone will offer a temperature-controlled facility.

“With the new and exclusive Pharma Cold Zone facility at our cargo terminal, with temperature controlled and state-of-the-art technology, the company would strengthen its leadership and capability in handling and transportation of pharma cargo between Bengaluru and rest of the world,” V.S Bobba, managing director of Menzies Aviation Bobba, said.

The facility provides dedicated truck docks for acceptance, customs clearance, screening and security clearances, and cargo build-up and storage.

“I would like to congratulate Menzies Aviation Bobba Pvt. Ltd on the successful opening of the new Pharma Cold Zone within its existing facility at Kempegowda International Airport, Bengaluru,” G V Sanjay Reddy, managing director, BIAL, said. “This is well-timed and in line with the city's emerging status as the pharmaceutical hub of South India. This airport aims to be the engine of economic growth for the region by connecting Bengaluru to the world and positioning itself as the gateway to South India, not only for passenger traffic but also for cargo. I am delighted that our partners share this vision.”