UPS Healthcare will open its first dedicated healthcare logistics facility in Giessen, Germany, in early 2023.
The 24,680m squared facility will house over 30,000 pallet positions capable of storing of a range of healthcare products between 2-8 degrees C, 15-25 degrees C, and up to -20 degrees C.
The facility will add to UPS’ existing 1 million metre squared of dedicated healthcare warehousing across 134 GDP/ GMP compliant facilities in 30 countries around the world.
“This new facility will serve some of the fastest-growing healthcare markets in the world,” said UPS Healthcare’s president Wes Wheeler.
“By opening our first facility in Germany, we’re investing in our customers, whose latest pharmaceutical, biotech and medical device products require an end-to-end range of quality specialist storage and handling service.”
The facility’s proximity to UPS’ European air hub at Cologne Bonn Airport and UPS Healthcare’s European hub in Roermond will provide its customers with shorter domestic and global transit times – and will offer next-day delivery to 80 per cent of Europe.