Medical equipment manufacturer Hologic has hired DSV Solutions to handle logistics for the UK and Ireland.
DSV will provide a bespoke temperature-controlled warehousing, packing and loading, receipt and put-away, order pick and pack and dispatching, returns management and stock control from its 115,000sq ft warehouse at Milton Keynes.
In total, DSV Solutions will handle approximately 8,000 outbound consignments each year. To meet Hologic’s requirements, DSV Solutions has developed a new temperature controlled storage area at Milton Keynes.
Operations will be rolled out in three stages. In December, DSV will begin handling diagnostic products which need to be stored between 15 and 30 degrees Celsius.
Then in January, Hologic’s Cervista molecular solution, which requires specialist handling and storage at lower than -4 degrees Celsius, will be processed through Milton Keynes.
Finally, in March, all other product handling and spare parts distribution will be transferred to DSV Solutions.
Kris De Backer, director logistics and administration for Hologic’s European region, said: “Hologic and DSV Solutions work together elsewhere in Europe and we were confident that the specialist knowledge that DSV has already developed for handling our delicate products can be re-created in the UK.”