CoolKit: the GDP experts

There are many refrigerated vehicle companies out there – but how many can prove that they are up-to-date and compliant with the Goods Distribution Practice (GDP) legislation?
GDP is in place to ensure the continuity of the cold chain when transporting pharmaceuticals and to protect both consumers and those delivering the products.

How CoolKit is GDP Compliant

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The legislation, which is already in force, applies to wholesalers delivering to pharmacies and MHRA (the Medicines and Healthcare Products Regulatory Agency) inspectors can visit multiple depots, make multiple visits, and arrive unannounced.

CoolKit are experts when it comes to GDP and have invested heavily both in time and resources. Our trained staff understand how to guarantee that each vehicle meets the performance needs of the customer and the stringent demands of GDP.

One of the most crucial parts of the build happens before any materials or tools have been considered, understanding the client and how they plan to use the vehicle.

We ask questions such as:
• What type of products will be stored in the vehicle?
• Do they need to be ambient or chilled?
• Does the van need to have a secure cabinet for controlled drugs?
• How many deliveries per load will the van make?
• What is the length of each delivery?
• How is the vehicle is being loaded?
• What is the distance between the journeys?
• What is the total duration of the run?

By gaining accurate answers to these questions, our engineers are able to suggest the correct specification for the client, rather than an off-the-shelf configuration. This ensures that the end product is customised and fit for purpose.

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The answers determine what type of refrigeration unit is needed to cope with the finer details of the delivery schedule. They also tell the experts at CoolKit how long the doors are open, the amount of time the vehicle has to get back down to temperature on a delivery run, and how the drugs will be stored in the vehicle.

After discussing specific requirements with clients, CoolKit produce CAD visuals of their products prior to production. This allows the customer to see the mass, dimension and overall specification to ensure optimum productivity.

CoolKit’s refrigerated vehicle conversions are renowned for their light weight, durability, versatility and strength, which provides customers with the highest payload and most reliable performance throughout the vehicle lifetime. Our conversions have also been validated by an unrivalled combination of ISO Standards.

To discuss your pharmaceutical van requirements, contact CoolKit today on 0808 163 9446 or email us at

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