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Cool Chain on the Rise...




In our February 2013 issue, we will share our impressions from two international cool chain events Fourtec participated in January and February - Cool Chain Logistics 2013 and Fruit Logistics.
From both events our main conclusion was that the Cool Chain market is steadily growing, due to stricter regulations and standards as well as suppliers' motivation to provide more reliable, higher quality products.

Also included in this issue is another informative industry news item, based on a report focusing on Global Trends & Forecasts to 2017. It further supports our conclusions from the Cool Chain events, that the cool chain market within the Food industry is on an upward trend, and will be worth a staggering $157 billion worldwide by 2017.
Fourtec will be attending and presenting in the Georgia Logistic Summit hosted by the Center of Innovation for Logistics, taking place at Georgia's World Congress Center, in Atlanta, USA on March 19-20, 2013. We look forward to share interesting issues related to the logistics industry presented at this summit in the March edition of this newsletter.
Enjoy the issue,


Updated Product Brochures  

Following the release of the new MicroLite and MicroLogPRO II Updated Brochures firmware in January 2013, updated brochures for these products are now available on our website. These brochures include updated product specifications, images and features.
Click the links below to download these brochures in PDF format:
Fourtec distributors with access to the secure Distributor Download Center can also download print-ready and open source versions, for modifying to local needs.
Please contact Fourtec's Marketing Manager, Idit Shachar, with any questions. 

Reporting From the Field - Industry Events 

Fourtec participated in two key industry events during January and Industry Events_Logos February.
The first event is the Cool Chain Logistics conference that took place on 28th - 29th of January in Basel, Switzerland. This event is Europe's largest gathering of the Cool Chain and temperature controlled logistics community, bringing together more than 450 of the industry's leading logistics, quality and supply chain professionals to share ideas, case studies and future strategies. The conference included interesting discussions focusing on the evolving regulatory landscape, latest temperature control technology developments and how to ensure complete supply chain visibility.

Our insights from the conference are as follows:

  • The cool chain market is steadily growing and has a high future growth potential due to increase in demand from Pharma companies for temperature monitoring (14% Annual Growth Rate).
  • Cool chain industry regulations will become stricter in the near future with more emphasis on the "last mile" (continuous monitoring from production through storage to the shipment of the product) and with a wider span of temperatures.
  • Most products require a temperature of 2� C to 8� C.
  • The Top 200 pharma companies are actually located in Europe and not USA as one would expect.
  • The interest for temperature monitoring is not merely the regulators', but also the interest of the pharma companies which are subject to lawsuit, therefore would like to verify that their product arrives safely to its destination.
The second event  Fourtec attended was Fruit Logistica, held from 6th-8th of February in Berlin, Germany. This is a leading international fresh produce trade show including products from the entire added-value chain, from production to point-of-sale. The need for environmental monitoring throughout the entire production and delivery cycle is increasing mainly due to the consistent growth of the agricultural import/export sector. Companies in this sector are investing more in solutions for measuring and monitoring of temperature and relative humidity conditions, during product transportation.
Market News

Cold Chain Market Worth $157,142.2 Million by 2017


Based on the report: Cold Chain Market for Food Industry (With a focus on 3PL Service Providers) By Types (Storage & Transport), Product Types (Chilled & Frozen), Applications (Fruits & Vegetables, Bakery, Dairy & Sea Foods) & Geography: Global Trends & Forecasts to 2017 


Published: Friday, February 8, 2013

Via: PRNewswire

Source: MarketsandMarkets


The global cold chain market revenue in 2011 was $75,565.0 million and is expected to reach $157,142.2 million by 2017, at a CAGR of 13.2% from 2012 to 2017. North America contributed 40% of the total cold chain market revenue and is expected to grow at a CAGR of 12.0% from 2012 to 2017. Europe contributed 30% of the global cold chain market revenue in 2011 and is expected to grow at a CAGR of 10.8% from 2012-2017. Asia-Pacific is expected to grow at the fastest CAGR of 17% from 2012 to 2017 contributing 22% of the total cold chain market.


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Issue 14
February 2013
In This Issue
Cool Chain on the Rise...
Updated Product Brochures
Reporting From the Field - Industry Events
Market News
Tip of the Month
Tip of the Month

Moving the DatPass DataBase


One of the key features of the 21 CFR Part 11 compliant DatPass Admin software is the Audit Trail, which tracks the activity of all users operating Fourtec software within the CFR environment. e.g. DataSuite or MicroLab. However, in order to track user activity, these DataSuite or MicroLab CFR users must be connected to the DatPass database, the file that records all user activity. By default, the database file is stored on the same PC where DatPass is installed. In order to maintain an audit trail of DataSuite and MicroLab CFR users operating over a network rather than locally, you must move the DatPass database file (named Current.mdb) to a shared directory on the network.


Use the Move Database feature in the DatPass File menu.

Refer to the DatPass user guide for full instructions or contact for
 more information.