Big Four audit company confirms SkyCell’s outstanding quality performance

Quality is our most important key value at SkyCell: we put all our energy in shipping temperature-sensitive, life-saving pharmaceutical products in line with regulatory compliance with the goal of ZERO temperature deviation. We are proud that more and more clients assess SkyCell as the safest solution in the market.
However, this is not enough for us. We want to give all our clients the certainty, that their assessment is correct. Consequently, we have mandated one of the big four audit companies, to scrutinize and audit ALL SkyCell shipment results of the last 12 months.

0211A_Richard_Ettl_cBBF2017_K4“The confirmation by a top 4 audit company, that we had less than 0.1% temperature excursions, showcases the performance of our container solution – combining hardware, software and service. This result is staggering in view of the fact that the global market average in airfreight of temperature controlled shipments is between 4-12%. We are proud to increase the reliability of global pharma supply chains, reduce product loss and save CO2.”
Richard Ettl, CEO of SkyCell.

How does SkyCell ensure an unprecedented quality protection?

SkyCell’s reliability and safety is based on the innovative combination of three elements: hardware, software and services. To give you an idea what this means, we focus this newsletter to our hardware, the SkyCell container, and show you the magic behind our performance.

1023A_SkyCell_Frigo_Trans_cBBF2018_PR6241_K1Easy handling

According to IATA’s Time & Temperature Task Force (TTTF) study, the majority of excursions are attributed to incorrect handling of containers around airports (ex. plugging in an electric plug, refilling Dry Ice, loading / unloading of container etc.).
With this challenge in mind, SkyCell created a failsafe container solution that doesn’t require any manual intervention. All parts are integrated and fixed. The container is delivered preconditioned and ready to use. All you have to do is: open, load, close and ship it. Sounds too good to be true? Take a look at our new container handling video.

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SkyCell containers are designed to protect from extreme temperatures (70°C to -30°C), provide long independent runt time (160h), and most importantly recharge automatically when placed in a cold room or reefer truck. This “hybrid” solution enables pharma companies to deliver door to door to the most challenging destinations, while the container remains closed at all times.
This market leading performance has lead to an average use by and for pharma clients of 9.5 days (counting from the moment cargo is placed inside until emptied), but uses beyond 20 days are no exception.

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Almost 100 patents and more than 50 man-years of research and development were poured into creating the unprecedented, highly efficient SkyCell containers. One key element is its cutting-edge insulation technology, that reflects 96% of heat radiation (e.g. the sun) while minimizing heat conduction.

How can you benefit from SkyCell containers?

Our objective is to provide you with the appropriate container solution to improve your pharma supply chain and eliminate temperature excursions in every given lane. Consequently, SkyCell enables you to prevent product loss, root cause analysis and costly lab tests.

Why don’t you tell us your pain points? Let us help you to create the safest cold chain for your pharmaceuticals.

Shipment of the Month: Saving almost 20 tonnes of CO2 from Rome via Dubai to Sydney

As part of the customer integration process of another top 10 pharma company, SkyCell 1500C containers have been deployed to ship vaccines from Rome to Sydney.

  • Month: October
  • Route: Rome via Dubai to Sydney
  • Temperature range: +2° to +8°

20181023_141803_resizedThe temperature-sensitive vaccines were shipped from the relatively hot autumn temperatures in Italy with 30plus degrees Celsius through the winter weather in Dubai with 25plus degrees Celsius to the Australian spring with its relatively warm weather between 25 to 30 degrees Celsius.

Take a look at the SkyCell Temperature Tracking System: the temperature inside the container stays at a constant 5 degrees (blue line) meanwhile the ambient temperature (red line) varies between +4° to +32° Celsius.

FCO DXB SYD Temperature readout

Now let’s analyze the CO2 footprint:
A regular transport of one US pallet with a commonly used container would have produced 49.75 tons of CO2 emissions.

According to the independent analysis conducted by the renowned myclimate organization, SkyCell containers save 19.27 tonnes of CO2  per US pallet on this trip compared with commonly used solutions (commonly used solution: 755kg volumetric weight incl. cargo, SkyCell 1500 incl. cargo 635kg).
To help you grasp how much 19’270kg of CO2 are: it is equivalent to the emissions of one car driving 128’000 km, more than three times around the globe.


The wish for a safer an more climate-friendly solution has been one of the reasons why this top 10 pharma company decided to replace its existing solution through SkyCell. Stay tuned for our next story where we are going to show you, how SkyCell guides customers through an unparalleled change management process.