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Movianto has secured the contract to provide warehousing and distribution services for Aurobindo pharmaceuticals. Aurobindo’s two leading trading divisions, Aurex and Milpharm, based in South Ruislip, Middlesex will utilise Movianto’s logistics network in the UK.

Milpharm Ltd, a pharmaceutical generics company, was bought through Aurobindo’s subsidiary company Aurex in 2006. The sale included ownership of over one hundred approved Marketing Authorisations (MAs) by Medicines and Healthcare Products Regulatory Agency, U.K.

Delivering to other pharmaceutical manufacturers, medical wholesalers, hospitals and pharmacy companies, Movianto will pick Aurex and Milpharm’s full product ranges at its Service Centre in Bedford, and distribute throughout the UK.

Aurobindo Pharma was founded in 1986 by Mr. P.V.Ramaprasad Reddy, Mr. K.Nityananda Reddy and a small, highly committed set of professionals. It commenced operations in 1988 with a single unit manufacturing semi synthetic penicillin (SSPs) at Pondicherry. In 1992, the company became a public venture. Today it is a market leader in semi-synthetic penicillin drugs.

One of the largest API (Active Pharmaceutical Ingredient) manufacturers in Asia, Aurobindo Pharma has commercialised over one hundred API’s. Its products are spread over six major areas encompassing Antibiotics, Anti-Retro Virals, CVS, CNS, Gastroenterologicals, and Anti-Allergics.

Innes Williams, General Manager of Aurobindo UK said: “Movianto has a respected reputation for competitive pricing and delivering a reliable and accountable service. After taking over Milpharm Ltd in 2006, the huge growth of Aurobindo’s supply network necessitated an extensive logistics solution and Movianto was the natural choice.”

Movianto is the only specialist logistics company that delivers direct to all UK Wholesalers, GPs, retail pharmacists, hospitals and nursing homes on a next day basis using its own fleet of 210 vehicles.

David Perfrement, Head of Sales and Marketing at Movianto UK commented: “We are delighted to be working with Aurobindo Pharma. Aurobindo is a rapidly growing name in the generics sector and we relish the opportunity to further enhance the level of service that it is able to offer its current and potential customers across the UK. “

Movianto will distribute Milpharm and Aurex pharmaceutical products using its network fleet of vehicles, largely fitted with Masternaut Technology™ satellite tracking systems. This provides a complete real-time audit trail from the point at which the products enter the Movianto supply chain to the point at which they leave it. Delivery van details such as time of departure, current location, current speed and internal temperature (both ambient and controlled) are logged. With the back-up of Movianto’s eight chilled depot facilities, any sensitive pharmaceuticals that cannot be delivered for any reason will be returned to the nearest depot for overnight storage and re-delivered the following day.

Movianto was the UK’s first Medical and Healthcare Regulatory Agency (MHRA) approved chilled transport provider.

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About Movianto UK

Movianto UK (formerly Healthcare Logistics) is a subsidiary of the Movianto Group, the logistics and distribution business unit of Celesio AG. With its team of more than 800 trained professionals throughout the UK, Movianto UK can deliver to every UK hospital and pharmaceutical wholesaler every day via its network of 8 strategically located depots. The company also delivers chilled and ambient medicines and healthcare products to retail groups, pharmacies, GPs, nursing homes and direct to patients’ homes on a next day basis.

About Movianto Group

Movianto provides the pharmaceutical, biotechnology and healthcare industry with innovative logistics and distribution solutions across a network of nine European countries. Movianto’s 400 international clients, including the world’s ten largest pharmaceutical manufacturers, benefit from a broad range of pharmaceutical logistics services and the variety of distribution models at national, regional and European level. Providing consistently high levels of quality and securing transparency of the supply chain are at Movianto’s highest priority. Clients are able to profit from the specialist knowledge offered by Movianto’s more than 1,500 employees. For further information, please visit www.movianto.com

Date of Issue: 28 November 2007

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