Godrej enters medical refrigeration business with state of the art technology
Godrej Appliances signs technology transfer agreement with The Sure Chill Company Ltd., UK to manufacture and market Vaccine storage devices
Ahmadabad, Godrej Appliances, leading home appliances brand and pioneers in Refrigeration technology in India, has entered into specialised refrigeration products for Medical & Healthcare Application. The company has signed a technology transfer agreement with â€˜The Sure Chill Company Ltd. (UK)’, for development & manufacturing of vaccine storage devices, for sale in India and select overseas market.
This agreement will bring together Godrej’s decades of expertise in refrigeration technology, and Sure Chill’s in-depth technical knowhow in the medical refrigeration space.
Speaking about this cooperation, Mr. George Menezes, COO, Godrej Appliances said, “Under the aegis of our company’s â€˜Good and Green’ philosophy, we are committed to providing solutions which addresses both ecological and social issues. The partnership with Sure Chill, addresses a key need of providing, precise cooling solutions for preserving vaccines used worldwide in immunization programmes”.
UNICEF reports peg wastage of all vaccines around 50% in the entire cold chain, mainly due to improper handling, poor storage facilities compounded by intermittent power disruptions. Current storage devices have an inherent limitation when faced with long bouts of â€˜no power’, a reality in remote locations. However, Sure Chillâ€˜s revolutionary technology maintains the precise temperature in the 2-8 degree band, a must for vaccine preservation, even in a situation of power outage of as much as 8-12 days ! This has immense importance for immunization programs around the globe, saving millions of lives.
Godrej will manufacture these vaccine storage devices in capacities of 100L and 50L by June 2014. They will be PQS (Performance, Quality and Safety standards) certified by WHO (World Health Organisation).
About Godrej Appliances:
Godrej Appliances is the flagship division of the USD 3.3 billion Godrej & Boyce Mfg. Co. Ltd (G&B), one of India’s leading engineering technology and consumer products companies. Godrej forayed into appliances in 1958 and since then has been a leading player in the home appliances market in India. The company is known for delighting the consumer with innovative, relevant and green technologies. Godrej has created many milestones in the Indian appliance space — be it in the environment/energy efficiency space, including the launch of the first green AC in the world (2012), launch of the first green refrigerator in India (2001), launch of the first 5 star range of refrigerators (2008), launch of the first inverter AC in India (2005), the first refrigerator with 6 Star Performance(2012) or a pure consumer delight space like the launch of the music refrigerator, DAC (Dynamic AquaPower Control) Technology, Tilt drum in washing machine or Steam Microwave Ovens and Pizza/Kebab makers in Microwave Ovens. Godrej’s focus on balancing consumer needs with environmental cause has enabled the organization to redefine the technology landscape in the appliances industry — to the delight of both the consumer and the environment.
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