va-Q-tec expands in South America with Montevideo operations


Va-Q-tec has opened a new Latin American head office and operations facility in Montevideo, Uruguay as it looks to expand in the region.

The site will function as a key hub for va-Q-tec’s rental services and as a fulfilment station from July 2018 onwards.

Group director sales Latin America and president of va-Q-tec Uruguay, Edgardo Ipar will run the business in Latin America and serve va-Q-tec’s regional customer base together with the local team.

By the end of 2018, va-Q-tec will own a global stock of approximately 2,000 containers that transport products from the pharmaceutical industry worldwide.

Va-Q-tec founder and chief executive officer, Dr Joachim Kuhn says opening the Latin American facility is very important to grow the business expand the local client base.

He says: “Montevideo, being a central distribution hub for the Southern Cone, with state-of-the art airport facilities and easy access to major roads across the country as well as in close proximity to other pharmaceutical centres in Latin America, is the perfect location for this mission. So, with our new hub we will offer our current and future customers the best solutions for their temperature controlled logistics needs.”

Va-Q-tec global head of sales and vice president of va-Q-tec Uruguay, Christopher Storch adds: “With our new facility we meet and exceed the demands of our top pharma clients, which recently appointed va-Q-tec as main supplier for temperature controlled logistics services. Additionally, having a head office in Uruguay further strengthens our position in facilitating the growth of the pharmaceutical industry in Latin America.”