Here is a list of the main awards received by KN PharmaChain over the last 5 years :


BSMA Best Pharma Service Provider Award


TMT News award


Cool Award (BIFA)


Best use of RFID to enhance a product or service (RFID Journal)


Best temperature control logistics project (IQPC – Cool Chain Excellence Awards)


Best 3PL for pharma / lifescience / healthcare supply chains (Eye for Transport)


Lifescience logistics partner of the year (IQPC – Cool Chain Excellence Awards)



2017 BSMA Best Pharma Service Provider Awards 2017

2017 BSMA Best Pharma Service Provider Awards 

KN PharmaChain was awarded the BSMA Best Pharma Service Provider Award in May at the BMSA Europe Conference. The BMSA (Bio Supply chain Management Alliance) represents a worldwide network of supply chain professionals in the biotech and pharmaceutical sector.

When presenting the award, Devendra Mishra, Executive Director and Co-Founder, BSMA said:

"Ensuring quality from end-to-end has become one of the biggest challenges of the biopharma industry. BSMA Europe has recognised Kuehne + Nagel for delivering operational excellence to the bio-pharma industry and for its focus on internal quality assurance and commitment to continuous improvement. Innovations through technology continue to enhance Kuehne + Nagel’s  capability. The optimal integration of all transportation modes and warehousing delivers greater economic value for bio-pharma enterprises.”

Best Transport & Logistics RFID application award from TMT News

TMT News Awards 2016

KN PharmaChain received the Best Transport & Logistics RFID Application from TMT News in November 2016. The Best Transport & Logistics RFID Application Award is open to all logistics providers who provide innovative solutions in the field of real time tracking.

Kuehne + Nagel won the award based upon the combination of KN Login, our web based track and trace system with a portfolio of active and semi-active sensors. Together this technology has the capability to provide real-time in-transit data for any selected shipment. Currently the physical parameters temperature, humidity, GPS position, shock, battery voltage and door open can be measured and reported with further parameters and system enhancements under development.

KN PharmaChain is included in the January 2017 issue of the TMT News magazine, available for download here

BIFA Award 2015

BIFA Freight Service Awards 2015

KN PharmaChain received the Cool Award at the BIFA Freight Service Awards 2015 which were announced at BIFA’s annual luncheon ceremony held at the Brewery on 21st January 2016. The Cool Award was sponsored by American Airlines and is open to providers of specialist refrigerated freight services for any types of goods ranging from small high-value pharma products through to a large reefer container, by any mode of transport.

Kuehne + Nagel was selected as one of the finalists for the “Cool Award”, with 3 other companies, IJS Global, James Cargo Services and Panalpina World Transport.

Kuehne + Nagel won the award receiving the following citation:

“Through their KN PharmaChain programme, Kuehne + Nagel have shown a commitment to the cool chain that adds true value, not only to their customers, but also to the whole supply chain. Their use of cutting edge technologies to provide wireless temperature monitoring for pharmaceutical shipments has provided greater reliability, reduced delays, less wastage, and real cost savings.”

KN PharmaChain is included in the June 2016 issue of the BIFAlink magazine, available for download here

RFID Journal Award “Best use of RFID to enhance a product or service”

RFID Journal Award “Best use of RFID to enhance a product or service”

KN PharmaChain was awarded RFID Journal Award “Best use of RFID to enhance a product or service” at the RFID Journal conference in San Diego in April 2015. The award ceremony ran alongside the RFID journal conference where Terrence Sell presented our KN BlueSensor solution.

KN PharmaChain and the award winning KN BlueSensor solution is included in the May/June 2015 issue of RFID journal. To view the article click here.

Best Temperature Control Logistics Project

Best Temperature Controlled Logistics Project

During the IQPC Cool Chain and Temperature Controlled Logistics Europe 2014 in Luxemburg on the 28th of January, Kuehne + Nagel was awarded the "Best Temperature control Logistics Project" for our innovative and industry leading product KN PharmaChain based on a leading customer case study. The award was reviewed for the following criteria:

  • Novelty, pursuit of entrepreneurship and industry best practice
  • Technical excellence, content, validity and applicability
  • Excellence in efficiency or improvements (cost cutting, improvement docs, service levels, patient safety, reduced risk, streamlined processes, etc.)
  • Impact to company, business or end user

Read more about it here.

Jon Chapman (Right), Global Pharma Product Manager, with the other award winners. Simon White (Centre), Pfizer, Lifetime Achievement award, Skycell (left) Supply Chain Integrity Innovator of the Year