Its business, Godrej Appliances has supplied over 24,000 units of Made in India medical refrigerators and freezers across the country towards the Covid-19 vaccination drive
New Delhi, NFAPost: Godrej & Boyce, the flagship company of the Godrej Group, has been strengthening country’s immunisation drive since 2015 through its business Godrej Appliances.
Over the last two years, especially, they have been partnering the ongoing Covid vaccination drive in India through their advanced, made in India, medical refrigeration solutions especially build to safeguard the sensitive vaccines at just the right temperature.
The vaccines run the risk of damage if they are subjected to fluctuations beyond the specified temperature band, leading to both health and economic implications.
Godrej Appliances offers state-of-the-art refrigeration solutions that protect the vaccines and aid the country’s immunization mission. They have supplied over 24,000 units of Medical refrigerators and freezers over the past year.
With innovation at the heart of Godrej & Boyce’s philosophy, Godrej Appliances integrated the unique sure chill technology in its range of medical refrigerators. This cutting-edge technology provides a complete solution for medical refrigeration for both vaccines and blood bank storage.
Godrej Appliances is currently deploying vaccine refrigerators which maintain a precise temperature of 2°C to 8°C to store the highly temperature sensitive Covaxin and CoviShield vaccines being administered in India.
Medical Freezers which maintain -20°C are also being deployed for diluents and ice packs needed for the last mile delivery in the Covid vaccination drive. The ultra-low temperature freezers are a new addition to this portfolio and are particularly suited to mRNA based vaccines which are currently being deployed in other countries.
Godrej Appliances Business Head and Executive Vice President Kamal Nandi said Godrej Appliances ‘Made in India’ medical refrigerators are a testament to Godrej’s commitment towards an ‘Aatmanirbhar Bharat’.
“We are proud that our medical refrigeration solutions have helped the immunization program in the country and have impacted countless lives. Over the years, we have adopted the latest technology and built medical refrigerators and freezers that delivered during critical healthcare challenges. Currently, we have ramped up our manufacturing capacities to meet additional demand,” said Godrej Appliances, part of Godrej & Boyce, Business Head and Executive Vice President Kamal Nandi.
Godrej Appliances also recently received the ‘India Health and Wellness Awards 2020 – Gold’ by Integrated Health and Wellness (IHW) Council under the ‘COVID Protection Project’ category, for its role in strengthening the cold chain in Public Health Care facilities where Covid vaccine was stored and deployed.
Godrej & Boyce only recently entered the healthcare segment and expanded its range in the last two years. Currently, the healthcare sector revenues contribute less than 10% of G&B’s total revenues. The company sees significant potential from this sector even after the pandemic ebbs and looks forward toward strengthening the healthcare sector’s infrastructure in the years to come.
G&B’s healthcare businesses have been growing between 22-25% over the past year. Being committed to a self-reliant India, around 90% of the products that G&B sells in healthcare sector are through local value addition. They are constantly working towards increasing this ratio through local manufacturing, sourcing and collaborations.
About Godrej Appliances:
Godrej Appliances, a business unit of Godrej & Boyce, is one of the leading Home Appliances players in India. Godrej & Boyce was the first Indian Company in 1958 to manufacture Refrigerators and since then Godrej Appliances has expanded its portfolio across many other categories like Washing Machines, Air Conditioners, Microwave Ovens, futuristic Thermo-electric cooling solutions, Air Coolers, Deep Freezers, highly specialised Medical Refrigerators and more recently, UVC Technology-Based Disinfecting devices and Dishwashers, all powered by the driving philosophy of ‘Things Made Thoughtfully’.
This thought extends from human-centric design to planet-centric design. Environment is a core value at Godrej. Both manufacturing units of Godrej Appliances became the first in the country to win the coveted Platinum Plus Green Co certification for their pioneering green manufacturing practices. The brand takes pride in not just its carefully designed products and environment-friendly technologies, but also best in class after-sales service delivered through over 680 service centers and more than 4500 SmartBuddy service experts spread all over the country