Thursday 27th Oct 2016 - Logistics Manager

UPS expands healthcare network

UPS is expanding its healthcare distribution network with new facilities in Asia, Europe, Canada and the United States bringing the total network to 30 sites around the world.

The new facilities are located in Singapore; Venlo, the Netherlands; Burlington, Canada, and Louisville, USA, and bring the total amount of UPS dedicated healthcare distribution space to more than 371,600 sq m.

They are configured to help manufacturers meet stringent and often-complex regulatory requirements for healthcare products, provide flexibility for a changing business environment and serve an increasingly global customer base.

Bill Hook, vice president, global strategy, UPS Healthcare Logistics, said: “We are seeing increased demand from healthcare manufacturers wanting more agile supply chains. This clear industry trend is driving companies to look for more global solutions and deeper supply chain partnerships.”

The Venlo site, scheduled to open during the second quarter, will be the company’s second location in the Netherlands. The 22,800 sq m facility is being added after UPS’s first facility in Roermond sold to capacity in less than nine months, demonstrating a surge in demand for healthcare distribution services in Europe.