Not all shipments are the same.

Temperature-controlled shipments

Particularly when dealing with temperature-sensitive products, it is essential that you can trust the experience and knowledge of professionals. No matter what services you require for the safe and fast shipment of your temperature-sensitive goods: with trans-o-flex, you always have the right partner at your side to ensure your goods reach their destination in accordance with the official requirements. We can assist you as follows.

  • Personal, professional and individual advice and support
  • Development and implementation of a tailor-made concept
  • Experience and reliability in maintaining the correct temperature range

With our actively temperature-controlled network, we facilitate the temperature-controlled distribution of pharmaceuticals in the range 2°C to 8°C and/or 15°C to 25°C not only in Germany but also in Austria and, via our partner networks, in four other European countries: the Netherlands, Belgium, Luxembourg and France.

Active temperature control
Active temperature control
The constant temperature during an active shipment is independent of the external temperature and – in contrast to passive shipping – is also independent of additional aids, inexpensive, sustainable and environmentally friendly as there is no need for special packaging.
Complete data acquisition
Complete data acquisition
trans-o-flex guarantees a temperature of 2°C to 8°C or 15°C to 25°C throughout the entire transport chain and during intermediate storage and handling. The temperature profile is constantly recorded electronically and documented and saved in a tamper-proof manner (100% GDP compliant).
Use of standard packaging
Use of standard packaging
Your goods can be shipped in standard packaging – so insulated containers and freezer packs are unnecessary. This also eliminates returns logistics and reduces the total cost of ownership.
Independence from the shipping date
Independence from the shipping date
With actively temperature-controlled shipping, you are not tied to specific shipping dates, since even if your goods are collected on a Friday, they will be delivered the next business day at exactly the right temperature and will also be monitored continuously at weekends.

Additional services active temperature control

  • Handling Options
  • We transport all classes of dangerous goods (exception: class 1 ADR and/or subject to minimal restrictions for other classes and certain UN number). In the Ambient sector (15-25 °C), the shipment of dangerous goods is only possible in limited quantities.
  • Almost no consignment is too large or too weighty for us. With the additional option ‘oversize’ or ‘overweight’, bulky deliveries also reach their destination safely and reliably.
  • Special Order Options
  • We can notify your customers in Germany about the pending delivery of your shipment. Your benefit: greater transparency and higher customer satisfaction. Choose if we notify by text message or by e-mail.
  • All regular (temperature-controlled) shipments with a high and well planned volume of goods are handled on schedule by trans-o-flex charter. These can also be actively temperature-controlled, nationally and throughout Europe.
  • This service is your solution when you need to be especially fast – also for high volumes. The delivery is carried out on schedule without detours, directly from the collection address to the recipient - also temperature-controlled.
  • CO2-neutral shipping for all shipments with trans-o-flex. Perfect for environmentally conscious customers - a decision for the environment and nature.
  • We use our returns service to return deliveries directly from your B2B customers back to you.
  • Pick-up Options
  • We collect your consignments from third parties and deliver them within 48 hours to the desired recipient – throughout Germany from Monday to Friday and on request also on Saturdays.
  • If your shipment is to be collected on a specific date, you can easily schedule the pick-up with the Time-definite Pick-up Service.
  • Delivery Options
  • We offer both online and offline solutions for the secure identification of the recipient or delivery location and deliver only upon presentation of the QR code provided.
  • Your care products will be delivered Monday to Friday directly to the home patient or to patients in care facilities. If desired, with prior notification.
  • We deliver your shipments to private addresses nationwide, also temperature-controlled or with express option.
  • Determine exactly where your B2B shipment is to be delivered: to a specific floor, to a specific department or directly to a specific person.
  • With this service, we deliver shipments with collection claims. Amounts can be collected in cash up to 1,000 €, by crossed cheque even up to 25,000 €.
  • Increased security for particular valuable and confidential goods: the delivery is handled as a separate, secured shipment with documented handover at all interfaces.
  • This delivery service is the reliable extension of our standard network to all the North and East Frisian Islands.
  • Delivery times
  • The right option for urgent shipments before 8 am, 9 am, 10 am or 12 am on the following business day. We deliver nationwide from Monday to Friday. Optionally also available with the Saturday service before 12 or 10 a.m.
  • Choose this service if you want to make sure that your shipment is delivered on the next working day from Monday to Friday.
  • If your shipment is not to be dispatched as quickly as possible, but on a certain desired date, you can reliably plan the delivery with the Time-definite Service.
  • The trans-o-flex Evening Service is the solution for secure late delivery of your consignments on the following business day between 5 pm and 8 pm.
  • We deliver your products on Saturday, also with an express option before 10 or 12 a.m.

Please note that some of our services are only available on request/by arrangement or are not deliverable in all countries. For further information, feel free to contact us!

Size and weight information - temperature controlled shipments

Oversize & Overweight: Almost no consignment is too large or too weighty for us. With the additional option ‘oversize’ or ‘overweight’, bulky deliveries also reach their destination safely and reliably. Information on deviating sizes and weights can be found in our appendix for weights and measures.

Special requirement areas

Thermo Express provides the perfect answer to the GDP requirements for the shipment of temperature-sensitive pharmaceuticals in the range between 2°C and 8°C.

2 °C to 8 °C

Ambient Express is the efficient trans-o-flex solution for the rapid and reliable shipment of temperature-sensitive pharmaceuticals in the range from 15°C to 25°C throughout Germany.

15 °C to 25 °C
From GDP to GDP+:
A giant leap into the future

The GDP guideline defines the standards governing the safety, cleanliness, transparency and integrity of the goods. GDP+ from trans-o-flex raises the bar considerably higher. Information density and information speed are being further increased on the basis of a comprehensive digitalisation offensive.

3D Label GDPplus
Uniform data flow
Uniform data flow
The installation of a standardised, secure data flow spanning all transport systems and product variants
100% transparency for trans-o-flex customers by providing constantly available real-time information on their consignments within an integrated system
A certified system that can be verified at all times as the basis for continuous improvements
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