Sunday 25th Sep 2016 - Logistics Manager

UPS to open 28,000 sq m healthcare DC

UPS is building a 28,000 sq m healthcare distribution centre at Roermond in the Netherlands.

The Roermond site, which is scheduled to be completed in January 2016, will have 41,000 pallet places. The site on the Dutch/German border has good access to UPS’s European air hub at Cologne/Bonn airport.

UPS_EV_Rotterdam_3_preview“This third dedicated healthcare facility in the logistics-and transport-centric area of Limburg significantly strengthens the capacity of UPS’s European distribution campus,” said Harld Peters, president of UPS West Europe.

“It allows shippers to comply with international healthcare quality standards and serve a broad customer base, either directly through UPS’s global express transport network or via UPS satellite healthcare facilities in other European countries, such as Spain, Italy, Poland or Hungary.”

The move comes a month after UPS opened a healthcare-dedicated air freight forwarding facility at Amsterdam Airport Schiphol. UPS’s global healthcare distribution network, now includes more than 50 locations throughout Europe, Asia-Pacific, North and South America.