UPS company Bomi Group has officially opened a new storage and distribution facility strategically located close to Madrid Airport.
The €18 million logistics centre will cover an area of 27,578sq m and have the capacity to hold 60,000 pallets. This making it one of the largest warehouses in the European pharmaceutical sector, according to Bomi Group. The centre is GMP and GDP-compliant.
Some 80 per cent of pharma products in Europe now require temperature-controlled transportation, Bomi Group noted. The Madrid facility will meet this expanding need with various temperature-controlled storage solutions (-30°C, +2+8 °C, +15+25 °C) and houses an automated order-picking system with an expected error rate of less than 0.02 per cent, the company said.
It is also built to BREEAM certificates and is designed to the highest standards of sustainable operation, the company said.
“Our customers are in some of the fastest growing healthcare markets in the world, and their next-generation products require near-perfect service”, said Bomi Group’s Iberia country manager Jordi Cusidó. “By providing end-to-end visibility of location and temperature, we can ensure patient-critical products are delivered where they need to be, at the right time, and the right temperature.”
Bomi Group has seven centres already in the country, including one near Madrid, four in Catalonia and two in the Canary Islands, which supports Spain’s growing pharma industry and UPS Healthcare’s global network.
Bomi Group was acquired by UPS in 2022, with CEO Marco Ruini joining the UPS Healthcare leadership team.