Coronavirus vaccine: the essential freezer is made in France

Coronavirus vaccine: the essential freezer is made in France

The government is expected to unveil its strategy for the vaccination campaign on Thursday, December 3. The stake will also be logistical. Millions of vaccines will have to be stored in specific freezers made in the Rhône.

Coronavirus vaccine: the essential freezer is made in France

The freezer of Froilabo, a company based in Meyzieu (Rhône) can go down to -87 ° C and has an exceptional storage capacity: 1,000 liters, or the equivalent of 300,000 doses of vaccines against the coronavirus. The 75 employees of the only factory of this French manufacturer are in great demand at the moment. “Products are going to Egypt, Belgium, Australia, Bangladesh, Lyon and Paris too ”, lists the general manager Christophe Roux.

Froilabo ready for the challenge

The company recorded an increase of 15 to 20% of its orders, but also requests for quotes from carriers or airports. It claims to be able to supply several dozen freezers of this type in a very short time. It remains to be known, probably Thursday, December 3, the logistical organization decided by the State for the storage and delivery of vaccines.