Pharma industry

In this article, we delve into the critical role of logistics in the pharmaceutical industry. We emphasize why efficient logistics are essential and outline eight key features that a logistics company should provide to meet pharmaceutical clients’ unique needs. From temperature-controlled handling to sustainability, these features ensure the safe and timely delivery of life-saving medications. Explore the synergy between pharmaceutical companies and logistics partners in delivering health and well-being worldwide.

Why the Pharmaceutical Industry Needs Exceptional Logistics

In the pharmaceutical industry, precision, reliability, and safety are paramount. The pharmaceutical sector faces unique challenges in logistics due to the nature of its products. Here’s why top-notch logistics are crucial:

 Many pharmaceutical products are temperature-sensitive, with strict temperature ranges for storage and transport. A slight deviation can render them ineffective or harmful. In fact, it’s estimated that up to 25% of global pharmaceutical shipments experience temperature excursions, leading to billions of dollars in losses.

The pharmaceutical industry is one of the most heavily regulated sectors globally. Companies must comply with Good Distribution Practices (GDP) and other stringent regulations to maintain product quality and safety. Non-compliance can result in regulatory fines and recalls.

Pharmaceuticals are valuable commodities, making them prime targets for theft and counterfeiting. The World Health Organization (WHO) estimates that counterfeit drugs make up around 10% of the global pharmaceutical market, endangering patient lives.

Pharmaceutical companies often operate on a global scale, making international distribution complex. Differences in regulations, customs procedures, and logistical challenges can lead to delays and complications.

 Delays or mishandling of pharmaceutical shipments can have severe consequences. Patients’ lives may depend on timely access to medications, especially in critical care situations.

As the world becomes more environmentally conscious, the pharmaceutical industry is striving to reduce its carbon footprint. Sustainable logistics practices align with these goals and enhance a company’s reputation.

Key Feature for an ideal logistic solution

Temperature-Controlled Handling

The pharmaceutical industry relies heavily on temperature-sensitive products, such as vaccines, biologics, and certain medications. Maintaining the integrity of these products is non-negotiable. A reputable logistics provider should offer state-of-the-art cold chain management, ensuring that products are transported and stored within precise temperature ranges throughout the supply chain. Deviations from these temperatures can lead to product degradation, rendering them ineffective or even harmful to patients.

Our Solution

Eltra Logis puts at your disposal 1000 sqm. of professionally equipped space for warehousing any type of pharmaceutical product. We assure that your goods are stored with maximum care using our 2 thermally controlled rooms, with temperatures varying from 2 to 8 degrees and from 15 to 25 degrees.

Customized Solutions

Flexibility is key. Tailoring logistics solutions to meet specific client needs, whether through specialized packaging, labeling, or delivery schedules, optimizes efficiency and minimizes risks.

Our Solution

We aim to meet every of our client’s needs at the lowest costs possible thanks to our efficient groupage deliveries, FIFO/FEFO pushback system, and many more. Don’t worry about warehousing costs: we offer flexible warehousing capacity, depending on your in/out volume. Let’s not forget to include our value-added services: packing, labeling, delivery schedules, and put-to-store. Nevertheless, we know how problematic the paperwork can get for any outside company willing to activate in Romania. Thus, we eliminate this issue by offering consultancy and fiscal representation to assist any partner in navigating the complexities of logistics and customs regulations. All on us, with a 24/7 schedule.

Security and Traceability

Protecting pharmaceutical shipments from theft and counterfeiting is paramount. Real-time tracking and monitoring, coupled with advanced traceability technologies like RFID and barcoding, provide transparency and accountability

Our Solution

Our deliveries and stored goods are monitored 24/7 through our custom WMS – Eltra Live. With our digital solutions, we provide the best security and live traceability to any of our partners. Take advantage of our JIT delivery while enjoying total transparency.

Regulatory Compliance

To navigate the web of regulations, a logistics partner must have a deep understanding of international guidelines. Complying with GDP and other quality standards ensures that pharmaceutical products consistently meet safety and quality requirements.

Our Solution

Our platform represents the main transport node in terms of GDP and TAPA FSR (for domestic and international transport and logistics) for companies interested in expanding their business in the East and Southeast Europe.


Sustainable practices, such as fuel-efficient transportation and reduced packaging waste, not only reduce environmental impact but also align with the pharmaceutical industry’s sustainability goals.

Our Solution

Not only we will take care of the logistics of your company, but we can also assure a 30% cost reduction throughout our collaboration. Contact us today and let’s chat about how we can make all this happen in no time!

Global Reach

Navigating international logistics requires a broad global network. A logistics partner with a strong international presence can streamline cross-border distribution, ensuring compliance with local regulations.

Our Solution

Our headquarter and warehouses are positioned close to many interest points in Romania, such as the capital: Bucharest (100km). Deliver your goods in no time anywhere inside or outside the country, being a main pharmaceutical transport node. Nevertheless, we will help you in finding other partnerships throughout our strong and trustful network, as we aim to grow together in a safe and healthy environment.

Timeliness and Reliability

On-time delivery is not just a goal; it’s a lifeline. A logistics partner must prioritize timely and reliable delivery, backed by proactive risk management.

Our Solution

Need to store your goods without worrying about the customs regulations?
No issues, we are customs warehouse.

Worried about the long waiting time at customs queues?
No issues, we will deliver in no time thanks to our AOE certification, with daily transports between Romania-Spain.

Quality Assurance

Rigorous quality control, including regular audits and inspections, safeguards pharmaceutical product quality and integrity throughout the supply chain.

Our Solution

Our own fleet of refrigerated and pharma-certificated trailers offer mono and bi-temperature control of the delivered goods. We periodically execute temperature mapping for both our trailers and warehouses. The exigence on the quality assurance is kept throughout the whole logistic process, thus we train our people periodically aiming to maintain the highest standards in the industry.

All-in-one logistics

All-in-one logistics

We offer a complete ecosystem for your logistics department: transport, warehousing and client distribution. This is what we do the best, so you can take care our your business while growing together in no time.

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