Godrej Appliances in tie-up with UK firm Sure Chill for medical refrigerators

The refrigerators are designed to provide precise cooling for preserving vaccines used in immunisation programmes and for the storage of blood

Godrej Appliances, in partnership with The UK-based The Sure Chill Company, has launched the ‘Godrej medical refrigerators with Sure Chill technology’. These specialised medical refrigerators have been designed to provide precise cooling for preserving vaccines used worldwide in immunisation programmes and for the storage of blood in blood banks.

Reportedly, Sure Chill’s technology helps maintain the optimum temperature range of 2 – 8 degrees Celsius – a necessity for vaccine preservation and blood storage. This refrigerator maintains its temperature even in case of power outages for as long as 8-12 days in ambient temperatures of 43˚C. In regions without electric supply, the system can be teamed with solar power to deliver the same results, thereby, making it a perfect fit for global immunisation needs.

Godrej, making its first foray into the healthcare space, has signed a technology transfer agreement with The Sure Chill Company (UK) to develop and manufacture these refrigerators for sale in India and neighbouring markets covering SAARC and MENA countries including Pakistan, Bangladesh, Bhutan, Nepal, Saudi Arabia, UAE among others.

Commenting on the launch, Kamal Nandi, Business Head and EVP, Godrej Appliances, said, “Godrej Appliances has built its expertise in refrigeration over the years. The brand is synonymous with trust and is therefore, best placed to enter a category like medical refrigeration, which delivers critical care. In line with our commitment to a greener planet, we are proud to state that the Godrej medical refrigerators are the world’s first and only green ILR’s currently available.”

Godrej Sure Chill will be available in two model variants, 100 litres- priced between Rs 1.35 lakh to Rs 1.5 lakhs, and 50 litres-priced between Rs 65,000 to Rs 75,000. These medical refrigerators meet strict specifications laid down by WHO and are listed as PQS prequalified (performance, quality and safety standards) products on its website.

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