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Pharma Handling Center

Our goal is to create the fastest and most temperature-safe transportation hub in Eastern and Southeastern Europe. Vienna Pharma Logistics offers state-of-the-art facilities and cold handling services for temperature-controlled pharmaceutical shipments.

VPHC specializes in exclusive one-stop pharmaceutical handling, with a focus on the customer and high professional standards.

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Gateway to Eastern and Southeastern Europe

Vienna is ideally located to serve Eastern and Southeastern Europe and is the perfect hub for Westeropa. Within one day 15 country borders can be crossed by car, withinhabl of 1.5 days 23 country borders. Vienna Airport as a pharmaceutical hub has an excellent flight connection network to the Middle East, Asia and North America.

For companies shipping temperature-sensitive pharmaceuticals to and from Eastern and Southeastern Europe, the Vienna Pharma Handling Center's unique location and intercontinental connections help shorten transit times by at least one day and reduce temperature fluctuations.

An end-to-end responsible handling partner

VPHC takes full end-to-end responsibility for loading, handling and fulfillment activities.

VIE Airport is the only airport in Southeastern Europe to offer comprehensive pharmaceutical services from a single source.

For companies shipping temperature-sensitive pharmaceuticals to / from Eastern and Southeastern Europe, VPHC reduces temperature fluctuations, delays and corrective action costs by having one entity responsible for all pharmaceutical services.

Pharmaceutical-focused high-end services

VPHC provides high-end pharmaceutical services, delivered by experienced staff and executing certified processes in a brand new facility ideally located at the airport.

Pharmaceutical logistics is directly connected to land and air facilities, including very short tarmac distances to all aircraft positions. Dedicated pharmaceutical personnel are trained on all relevant training modules such as GDP awareness, time and temperature sensitive shipments, specialized refrigerated containers, etc.

By continuously reviewing the market and listening to customers, we meet customer needs and provide the latest developments in pharmaceutical logistics such as BUP services.

The Pharma Handling Center at Vienna Airport

The Pharma Handling Center at Vienna Airport's Air Cargo Center opened in December 2018 and features a 1,650 m² cargo hall. 

  • Two separate temperature ranges (box-in-box system)
  • 1,500m2 tempered 15-25 degrees Celsius
  • 153m2 temperate 2-8 degrees Celsius
  • Cooling to dry ice possible if required End to end solution with continuous cold chain
  • Conditions of the pharmaceutical industry are fully met
  • Fast and highly qualified handling of medicines directly from aircraft to road and vice versa
  • Nearby parking positions for cargo aircraft ensure short
  • routes and rapid clearance, after customs clearance the goods are loaded directly from the cargo hangar onto trucks for onward transport
  • Through the VPHC, only pharmaceuticals are cleared, such as drugs, vaccines, generics
  • In 2020, 1,697 tons of pharmaceuticals were already imported and exported via Vienna from January to October (+26.4% compared to 2019)
  • Investment volume construction: 1.8 million euros

Vienna Airport is the only airport in Central and Eastern Europe that has its own pharmaceutical center with complete end-to-end pharmaceutical service, i.e. also offering handling from aircraft to truck and vice versa from a single source. Other airports have cold rooms, but they store pharmaceuticals mixed with other goods. The Pharma Handling Center at Vienna Airport is GDPcompliant certified.