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  • 02-May-2019

    Goodbye LogiPharma 2019: Thanks for your pit stops!

    Two fast-paced days in Montreux went by in a flash and eutecma’s premiere at LogiPharma 2019 was a great success. We’d like to thank the dozens of enthusiastic cool box builders that took part in our Speed Challenge! Our pitstop crew with Sven Rölle and Bruno Buracchio was easy to spot in their red shoes – and they were busy in non-stop action.

    In the race to win the tickets for German Formula 1 Grand Prix, the competition was intense, many participants came back several times to have another shot at the best time. The happy winner can now look forward to an exciting race at the Hockenheim Ring this summer. Congratulations – and thank you for all the positive feedback we received from so many visitors.

    The great thing about having so many enthusiast participants playing with the 3-D minature versions of the PROTECT Boxes and ICECATCH®- cool bricks, was that we were able to take the time to answer their questions and explain the many advantages of our cooling system:

    > Modular design of every eutecma box: depending on how much product needs to be shipped, the boxes can be easily expanded to various volumes.

    > Modularity of the entire eutecma product range: From mini box to extra earge, only one (!) cool brick format is needed.

    > Flexible and dependable for every temperature zone: thanks to the cool bricks that fit everywhere, you can easily meet every temperature profile from Ambient- (+15 °C to +25 °C) to Cool- (+2 °C to +8 °C) and Frozen.

    > Optimal weight: And because the boxes are put together modularly, you only ship the volume that is really needed. That saves cargo space and money.

    > Speed: eutecma boxes can be easily assembled by one person in record time.

    > Reusable, GDP-certified, CO2-optimized and safe for up to 120 hours on the road or in a plane – the cooling systems from eutecma.

    And now if you’d like another opportunity to see our pit stop crew of Sven Rölle and Bruno Buracchio in action, and to experience the advantages of our eutecma cooling systems for yourself, then please call us : +49 621-1282526-0 or send us an e-mail. We look forward to hearing from you!

  • 08-Apr-2019

    LogiPharma 2019: And ACTION!

    We have been working for quite a while now on the best way to create moving images of the obvious advantages of our PROTECT cool boxes and ICECATCH® cool/warm elements. Now we are proud to announce: the first of several eutecma films had its premiere at the LogiPharma 2019. (And you can see it here.)

    The star of the show is: the PROTECT Euro Pallet Shipper by eutecma.
    The 3-D video shows absolutely clearly just how quickly our high-tech box can be assembled (under 30 seconds) and filled with ICECATCH® cool bricks for Ambient(+15 °C to +25 °C) or Cool transports (+2 °C to +8 °C). In just 2.5 minutes!

    One of the highlights of the film shows the modular design of the PROTECT Euro Pallet Shipper: depending on how much interior volume is needed, it can be expanded to three different heights.

    See for yourself!

     

  • 05-Apr-2019

    LogiPharma 2019: Your pit stop at eutecma!

    The European Who’s Who of the Pharma Supply Chain business will be getting together at the LogiPharma from April 9 to 11, 2019 in Montreux, Switzerland with around 1,000 expert visitors. And eutecma will be there with our own stand for the first time. Our packaging experts Sven Rölle and Bruno Buracchio will be there to welcome you at Stand 69 for a pit stop.

    Once there, visitors can discover how fast and simple our packaging solutions really are for all pharmaceutically-relevant product ranges: Ambient (+15 °C to +25 °C), Cool (+2 °C to +8 °C) and Frozen (<-20 °C).
    And in order to make sure visitors can have a bit of fun, we have created a special Speed Challenge. The task: to see who’s fastest. Find out who can assemble our PROTECT- Euro Pallet Shipper with the corresponding ICECATCH® cool bricks in the least time.

    But don’t worry, there’s no heavy lifting involved: the Speed-Challenge is done with 3-D miniature versions of our PROTECT boxes and ICECATCH®- cool bricks. And the fastest “assembler” wins 2 tickets to this year’s German Formula 1 Grand Prix!

    And even if you don’t end up in the winner’s circle, you’ll have some fun and get a look at: our fast, safe, low-carbon, cost-optimized and GDP-certified packaging solutions for your valuable pharmaceuticals – be it to the desert, the Artic or through several different temperature zones. 

     

  • 13-Dec-2018

    Employee Portrait: Silvia Kalmes, Customer Service Representative

    “Making the impossible possible is my thing!”

    Silvia Kalmes never avoids an interesting challenge. On the contrary, she enjoys mastering new situations, tricky tasks and special rush jobs.
    “I prefer to work at full steam, when the phones are ringing of the hook, emails flooding my inbox and I’m juggling several jobs at once. I have to say, making the impossible possible is really something I enjoy doing.” says Kalmes with a laugh, who did her job training as an office administrator. Its like a race against the clock, exciting and never boring.
    She has been with eutecma since 2016 and even the way she found her way to us says a lot about the temperamental personality from the state of Rhineland-Palatinate. At the age of 49, she decided it was a time for a change and switched jobs, leaving her former position after 14 years on the job. Pretty brave at that age, a lot of people might say, “I always find a way.” is the way she says it. The passionate motorcycle rider has fought her way through plenty of difficult situations in her life.

    Steady nerves and a cool head

    We are very happy that Silvia Kalmes found her way to us – she strengthens our eutecma-team every day with her energy, her organizational talent and her unshakable good mood. She’s the one who registers the orders, fills out bills of delivery, calculates transports, stays in contact with customers and still manages to keep a cool head in the stressful end of year business. Kalmes is especially talented at researching prices and negotiating with suppliers. She goes the extra mile, haggles for the best price and is happy when she can save the company money.

    How does she like working at eutecma? “I feel very great here, very well accepted. The bosses are behind me 100 percent. I get praised for my work and the team really sticks together. What could be better?”

  • 12-Dec-2018

    Now available in XS: 4 Liter-Box from eutecma

    You know the Protect XL-Pallet Shipper from eutecma as the ideal solution for large volume pharmaceutical transports. Now we have proven that we can do XS just as well: the brand new Protect System Packaging 4 Liter is now available – a small volume transport packaging for Cool, Ambient and Frozen temperature ranges.

    The latest innovation from eutecma protects your valuable pharmaceutical and healthcare cargo for up to 120 hours. The secret is in the two components: slots in the wall and lid of the Protect System Packaging 4 Liter are special designed to quickly and easily fit Icecatch© cool/warm bricks – so they stay safely fixed in place.


    Perfect for small volume Ambient transports (+15 °C to +25 °C): Protect System Packaging 4 Liter combined with Icecatch© Solid Ambient cool/warm bricks

    The “magic formula” for Ambient, Cool and Frozen shipping

    With its precise thermoregulation capabilities, the dynamic duo of system packaging and cool/warm brick release their energy slowly over a period of time – keeping your temperature sensitive cargo safely in all three temperature ranges. Therefore, the magic formula for safe pharma and healthcare shipping with a volume of up to 4 liters is:

    Ambient shipping (+15 °C to +25 °C): Icecatch© Solid Ambient + Protect System Packaging 4 Liter
    Cool shipping (+2 °C to +8 °C): Icecatch© Solid Insulated + Protect System Packaging 4 Liter
    Frozen shipping (< -18 °C): dry ice + Protect System Packaging 4 Liter

    The new small volume packaging solution from eutecma is optimally suited for the temperature-sensitive shipping of diagnostic kits, vaccines or Botox – and of course any other temperature-sensitive pharmaceutical and healthcare products whose effectiveness is dependent on a reliable temperature corridor. Protect System Packaging 4 Liter is available for shipping today: order using article number 19-06039.


    Perfect for small volume cool transports (+2 °C to +8 °C): Protect System Packaging 4 Liter combined with Icecatch© Solid Insulated cool bricks

  • 23-Oct-2018

    eutecma in the trade press

    “Pallet Transformed into GDP Packaging“ – that was the headline in the FRISCHELOGISTIK trade magazine in July 2018. The editors profiled our Protect XL-Pallet Shipper for temperature assured transport in a two-page article. We were very pleased with the reporting. You can read the entire article here.

    Download eutecma in the FRISCHELOGISTIK

    (With kind approval of the ERLING publishing house GmbH & Co. KG)

  • 18-Oct-2018

    A good thing just got better:

    the new Protect System Packaging 7.8 l

    If you are looking for a solution with a slightly smaller cool volume, then our new Protect System Packaging 7.8 l is an excellent choice. What’s new about it? On the one hand, we have implemented new convection channels in the base plate which now distribute the cold throughout the box more evenly. And specially designed slots in the walls hold the cool bricks in place even more securely.

    Qualified cool packaging for cool and ambient logistics
    Once they have been slipped into the slots, there is no room to move for the eutecma cool bricks: Icecatch© Solid Insulated (1100 g) or Icecatch© Solid Ambient (800 g). They stay in fixed in position. And when the cool bricks cannot move, radiant cooling is also reduced.

    Naturally, we have already intensively tested and qualified the new Protect System Packaging 7.8 l: It passed each and every stress test in the eutecma climate chamber with flying colors. You can order this product today using the article number 19-06014-A (https://www.eutecma.com/system-packaging/protect-system-packaging-ambient-cool-and-frozen/systemverpackung-protect-cool-7-8-l-e).

  • 15-Oct-2018

    Icecatch© Solid Ambient:

    new and unique –100 % plant-based ingredients

    
Those who know us understand very well, that we are always good for an extraordinary product innovation. And here we go again: We are proud to present out Icecatch© Solid Ambient – the unique cool/warm element for ambient temperature shipping made of 100 % plant-based ingredients.

    We are proud of the fact that we have achieved something that no one else has: the development of cool/warm element for transports in the temperature range of +15°C to +25°C that does not contain any mineral oil derivatives or paraffin – making it harmless and environmentally friendly.

    The core of the innovation is the plant-based phase change material that we have developed here in house. As a result, this brand new cool brick achieves a Water Hazard Class WGK 1 (self-classification) and can be disposed of in the regular household waste. But that doesn’t have to be for a very long time. Thanks to the flexible carrier substrate, Icecatch© Solid Ambient is reusable for numerous transport cycles without any loss of quality.

    Perfect companion for ambient shipping
    No matter if your transport is going to the scorching desert or ice-cold mountain regions – the Icecatch© Solid Ambient holds the temperature dependably between +15 °C and +25 °C. It does so thanks to the phase transition that is optimally set to +20 °C.

    That makes it a combination cool/warm element, which buffers the energy flowing in from the outside environment and reloads itself in the temperature range. And when utilized as a system with Protect System Packaging from eutecma, your temperature sensitive freight is optimally protected for up to 120 hours – no matter where you’re shipping. The new Icecatch© Solid Ambient is ready for delivery today. Click here (https://www.eutecma.com/cooling-elements/icecatch-solid-ambient) to order using article number 19-05002.

  • 01-Mar-2018

    Protect XL-Pallet Shipper: large volume cool box with multiple advantages

     

    Euro pallets are essential to the logistics sector. In Europe, they are the cargo carriers of choice. So what could be more practical than to develop a large volume cool box, which:

    provides a temperature stabile home for an entire Euro pallet
    can be pre-loaded with product
    is delivered compactly broken down for easy internal shipping and storage
    can be quickly and easily assembled by one person
    can be easily made taller thanks to its modular stacking frame
    only needs to be filled with single type of cool brick format

    Not possible? Oh yes it is: we are proud to present you with the new eutecma Protect XL-Pallet Shipper!

    The new big sister of the Protect Pallet Shipper is designed to perfectly fit a Euro pallet. And together with dry ice for Frozen (<-20 C) as well as our Icecatch Solid Insulated cool bricks for Ambient (+15 C to +25 C) and Cool (+2 C to +8 C), they provide a temperature stabile home for up to 120 hours for an entire Euro pallet –without having to supply external energy.

    Handling: It doesn’t get any easier than this!

    Maintaining the specific cold chain is one of the outstanding features of all our Protect System Packaging. Extremely simple handling is another. Because the Protect XL-Pallet Shipper can be set up in a flash.

    This is how it works: The forklift operator places a fully loaded pallet right onto the base plate with the guidance of the specially designed recesses. In the next step, a warehouse worker can then build the box to the height needed by using the stacking frame elements and then slips the required number of Icecatch© cool bricks into the specially designed slots in the frame, puts the lid on and sends the Protect XL-Pallet on its way.

    Its modular design is extremely cost effective. Because you only cool the volume you need. And that sinks weight and cargo costs, which is especially important in airfreight traffic, where every kilogram counts.

    And we’re not the only ones that are excited about the clever design of the Protect XL-Pallet Shipper. Launched in the summer of 2017, the newest member of our Protect System Packaging family is now our absolute bestseller. If you would like more information or a sales offer, please don’t hesitate to contact us.

     

  • 08-Mar-2018

    Portrait: Bruno Buracchio, Key Account Manager

    “My sweetest success? When potential customers become regular customers!”

    Bruno Buracchio is not a man to hesitate. When a pancreatic stone forced him into a hospital stay in 2015, he took a hard look at his life. Was this still the life he, his wife and their four children once wanted? No, they all agreed, it’s time for something new!

    Only one year and 11 days later, they packed up and took their German roots back to Germany. They loaded a sea freight container with all the things of sentimental value from their old lives in Chile. Here in Mannheim, they all started from scratch. Buracchio signed up for a German course and started looking for a job.

    His neighbor, who works for eutecma, told him about our company. A little later, Bruno Buracchio started working in production. There he learned all about our product line, familiarized himself with our processes – and two months later, takes the initiative: He tells us he studied nine years at the University de Chile and worked there. Is a trained pharmacist, knows the market and has many ideas how to use our products.

    And we didn’t have to think twice: After only two days, Bruno Buracchio joined our Distribution Department as a Key Account Manager. He has been in charge of our international customers ever since. He is in touch with Thailand and Taiwan, manages customers in the Netherlands, Belgium and France, and sells eutecma cooling packaging to Canada, the USA and Jordan.

    Starting from the first contact via email or phone all the way to placing an order, qualification, freight planning and delivery, all the way to final billing, our customers are in the excellent and competent hands of Mr. Buracchio. He is brimming with enthusiasm for eutecma, since "the beauty of our products is that they are not only simple but highly effective."
    His specialty, by the way, is cold calling potential customers. Everybody that ever tried this approach knows: It is a tough job to do, but the strong-willed 40-year old likes exactly that about it – doing the research and the follow-ups. The fact that sometimes up to four months might go by from first contact to placing an order, does not scare him off. His sweetest success? "When potential customers become regular customers!"