AAH, the UK’s leading wholesaler and distributor of pharmaceutical and healthcare solutions has, as part of its recent rebrand and enhanced positioning, unveiled a new fleet of specially designed vans; PharmaVan II.
The new vans are born out of AAH’s commitment and determination to excel in delivering an exceptional first class, reliable service, providing AAH’s customers with the best in pharmaceutical distribution so that they can meet the needs of their own communities. AAH has invested in bespoke technology to ensure its pharmacy customers receive their orders not just on time, but in the controlled conditions required.
The new fleet is markedly white displaying the revitalised eye-catching AAH logo. This will not only create stand-out vans on the road and in communities, but with the additional features, ensure that product is delivered within GDP 2013 guidelines, keeping products at their optimum temperature within the half hour delivery window AAH provides its customers.
Steve Anderson, Operations Director at Celesio UK, AAH Pharmaceuticals’ parent company, remarks: “Our AAH vans are where AAH is most visible on a daily basis and so it is important to have the very best fleet on the road. However, a successful brand is based on more than an updated look, at AAH we strive to innovate and provide the best service we can to our customers. Our new state of the art AAH fleet of PharmaVans does just that, enabling us to deliver an enhanced pharmaceutical distribution service without compromise.”
The new fleet officially launched on 23rd November at AAH Pharmaceutical’s Support Centre, Sapphire Court, Coventry. There will be a Network Roadshow taking place where the vehicles will be demonstrated to AAH drivers nationally. As well as the new AAH logo, the first 400 vans feature AAH pharmacy customers, vocalising the importance AAH places in how its customers regard the service provided by them.
Chris Ridgway, from Ridgeways Chemist, who will appear on the first 200 vans, commented “I know I can rely on AAH, my customers know they can rely on me.
“I’ve worked with AAH for 25 years and have always found them to be reliable and efficient, going the extra mile for me and my pharmacy. I am happy to appear on the side of the new AAH PharmaVans as I believe they are investing in their fleet for the benefit of their customers and our patients.”
The vans are fitted with superior temperature controls allowing the cargo area and fridge, which are independent of each other, to continue operating while the driver makes their deliveries. Temperatures will automatically be logged with real time viewing by the AAH Branch and Distribution network, and an audible alarm will be triggered, and group email alert generated, if there is any deviation of temperature. The advanced technology ensures AAH customers can feel secure that their products are being delivered in a safe and suitable environment.
Steve Anderson concludes: “AAH understands the importance of always putting customers first and listening to pharmacies on what’s truly important to them. Providing an exceptional pharmaceutical distribution service is therefore pivotal to AAH.”