Mecotec to bring first hybrid Covid-19 vaccine container to PH

MECOTEC GmbH, a German cooling technology provider, has announced an exclusive distributor partnership with local company Deutsche Motorgeräte Inc. (DMI) to provide specialized mobile, hybrid containers customized for the Philippine market.

The MCF8 is a mobile, hybrid container that allows for the proper freezing, transport, storage and distribution of Covid-19 vaccines to ensure extensive administration to communities across the Philippines.

It is equipped with the following beneficial features:

Active deep cooling technology to freeze contents from a low of -20 degrees Celsius down to an ultra low -80 degrees Celsius to meet the handling requirements of the various vaccine options;

ISO container sizes of 20 or 40 feet that meet current transport standards for truck, railway, ship and air;

  • Storage of up to 1,000,000 vaccination doses in one 40-foot container and up to 500,000 doses in one 20-foot container;
  • Dual use as a distribution center where vaccines can be taken out in small or large amounts;
  • Access/Preparation chamber within the containers with -20 degrees Celsius temperature designed for more comfort during distribution;
  • Two cooling units with two backup Diesel generator; allows for cooling and redundancies without the need for dry ice or thermal shippers;
  • GPS-based tracking and data exchange; and

Access control security from source to destination.

The MCF8 will be available in the first quarter of 2021.


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