On the afternoon of September 17, Haier Biomedical's Active Temperature Controlled RKN Container carried by the CZ463 cargo flight of China Southern Airlines Logistics Co, Ltd. (referred to as Southern Airlines Logistics) reached Frankfurt Airport, Germany from Shanghai Pudong Airport, China. The successful launch of the "Shanghai, China - Frankfurt, Germany" international route, the first international route for China's self-developed Active Temperature Controlled RKN Container, was a result of the joint efforts of HB TempCon Aviation, a holding subsidiary specializing in the aviation temperature control business under Haier Biomedical, Qingdao COSCO Shipping Air Freight and Southern Airlines Logistics. In doing this, Haier Biomedical has made another breakthrough in the global aviation temperature control industry after teaming up with Global Logistics(Xiamen)Co., Ltd. Shanghai Branch Office and successfully completing the flight mission of the first regional route "Shanghai-Taipei" for aviation temperature control containers. It means that the "Made in China" high-end aviation cold chain logistics equipment has officially stepped into the international stage, and China's aviation cold chain logistics industry is striding into a period featuring specialized and rapid development.
Launching the first international route for aviation temperature control containers to accelerate the development of China's aviation temperature control industry
Featuring swiftness, security, and punctuality, aviation cold chain logistics has always been an indispensable way of transporting fresh perishable goods, biological agents, medical supplies, and other temperature-sensitive materials, as well as precision instruments in international trade. In recent years, as people's consumption demands for high-quality temperature-sensitive materials surge, China's aviation cold chain logistics market has been expanding in scale day by day. According to the Cold Chain Logistics Committee of the China Federation of Logistics & Purchasing, the scale of China's aviation cold chain logistics has reached nearly 30 billion yuan ($4.2B USD) in 2020.
As a high-end temperature control solution, active aviation temperature control containers are used on aircraft to transport temperature-sensitive materials, such as biopharmaceuticals, bulk pharmaceutical chemicals, and electronic components. The temperature control effect is directly related to the quality safety or curative effect of materials, so the market has always been strict on their performance. Being a link in the medical and health industry chain, the aviation temperature control industry is regarded as the international "transport line for lives". China started late in the aviation cold chain logistics industry, and the high-end temperature control equipment, and service market has been monopolized by foreign enterprises over the past 30 years. The full and complete success of the "Shanghai, China - Frankfurt, Germany" flight mission marks the opening of the first international route for China's self-developed active aviation temperature control containers, which is not only another innovative and international achievement by Haier Biomedical and Southern Airlines Logistics’ joint strategic cooperation but also the first debut of Haier Biomedical’s active aviation temperature control containers in front of the world.
Having cooperated with many well-known domestic and foreign pharmaceutical companies, such as Qilu Pharmaceutical and Johnson & Johnson, Southern Airlines Logistics has very rich operation experience in active temperature control businesses and enjoys very high recognition and reputation in the industry. In October 2021, Southern Airlines Logistics officially became the strategic partner of Haier Biomedical, and the two organizations jointly completed the first domestic flight mission of active aviation temperature control containers in March this year. This time, Haier Biomedical and Southern Airlines Logistics teamed up again to take China's aviation cold chain logistics formally onto the international stage.
Building the temperature control industry ecosystem with leading technologies to bring China’s solutions to the world
Mastering core technologies means having the initiative in hand. Amid the daily increasing consumer demands in the aviation cold chain logistics market, though having no experience to follow in China, Haier Biomedical has overcome the three major difficulties: technical barriers, no standards, and containment of supplies. From being tied to others in technologies to breaking up foreign monopolies, Haier Biomedical took only one year to overcome the technical problems concerning temperature uniformity, battery life, and energy consumption, while others may need 8 years. Now, Haier Biomedical has broken the long-term monopolies of foreign brands on active aviation temperature control containers, promoting China's high-end aviation temperature control solutions to go to the world with irresistible force.
Haier Biomedical has begun to expand the aviation temperature control industry worldwide since 2021, and in October of the same year, Haier Biomedical’s Active Temperature Controlled RKN Container was granted the CAAC Technical Standard Orders Approval (CTSOA) by the Civil Aviation Administration of China. In February 2022, Haier Biomedical was issued the IATA code 6U by the International Air Transport Association. Then, in March, Haier Biomedical teaming up with Southern Airlines Logistics, completed the first domestic flight of the active aviation temperature control containers. The success of the first domestic flight not only verified the various performance of the container but also laid a good foundation for the subsequent construction of the aviation temperature control industry ecosystem platform and industry development.
Additionally, Haier Biomedical has abandoned the conventional business model of fully relying on itself. By linking with pharmaceutical companies, airlines, airports, freight forwarders, cargo terminals, MROs, and other upstream and downstream ecosystem resources, Haier Biomedical focuses on building a route network, an operation network, and a maintenance network covering the global markets, aiming to gradually build up an open ecosystem platform that covers the whole aviation temperature control logistics. For now, Haier Biomedical’s subsidiary HB TempCon Aviation has set up a maintenance network that covers key domestic cities such as Beijing, Shanghai, Guangzhou, and Shenzhen, as well as developed foreign regions such as Western Europe and North America. It has signed lease contracts with several airlines and established business contacts with hundreds of freight forwarders, pharmaceutical factories, and chemical enterprises. Also, it has recently completed the pre-A round of financing.
What’s worth mentioning is that, before completing the flight from Shanghai, China to Frankfurt, Germany, Haier Biomedical’s subsidiary HB TempCon Aviation successfully completed the flight mission of the first regional aviation temperature control route by teaming up with Global Logistics(Xiamen)Co., Ltd. Shanghai Branch Office. With the opening and operation of the first international route "Shanghai, China - Frankfurt, Germany" for China’s self-developed active aviation temperature control containers, HB TempCon Aviation will continue to integrate the upstream and downstream resources of the aviation temperature control industry chain, accelerate the R&D and industrial application of new technologies and new solutions, and improve the layout of airline network, operation network and maintenance network that radiates the global markets under the support of multiple factors such as technologies, market, capital, and policies. In doing this, Haier Biomedical strives to provide users with full-scenario and whole-process temperature control logistics IoT solutions in the whole temperature range and to open new chapters for China's aviation temperature control logistics solutions on the world stage.
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