UPS Healthcare has announced the expansion of its UPS Premier service to India, marking another step in ongoing service and technology upgrades to meet the evolving needs of critical time- and temperature-sensitive healthcare shipments. Indian customers will have access to UPS Premier Gold service benefits, including “first-in, first-off” prioritization, built-in service recovery features within the UPS global network, and 24/7 control tower monitoring.
UPS Premier’s key benefits include:
- Timely delivery of critical healthcare products with a priority lane in UPS’s global network, powered by advanced sensor technology.
- Meeting the complex logistics needs of pharmaceutical, medical device and laboratory testing that require visibility, traceability and integrity of supported products and materials.
- 99% On-Time Performance for global next-day deliveries of critical shipments.
“Our customers are innovating like never before, and with that comes a need for near-perfect levels of service,” said EVP and President of UPS International, Healthcare and Supply Chain Solutions Kate Gutmann. “Through this technology-enabled service, we will be able to classify and identify critical healthcare shipments before they leave our customers’ hands, offering them unprecedented control, visibility and reliability across their supply chain.”
India continues growing as a leading producer of drugs, vaccines, medical devices and biologics, driving demand for precise, temperature-controlled logistics to get these patient-critical products where needed. In fact, the Indian pharmaceutical industry is expected to grow at a CAGR of 12% and reach $130 billion by 2030, of which over 60% will be exported.1