Wednesday 16th Oct 2019 - Logistics Manager Magazine

Arvato in healthcare deal

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Arvato has formed a partnership with Portuguese logistics company Rangel to offer an integrated solution for final mile delivery of medication in Portugal.

Arvato’s Healthcare business unit serves as a central warehouse for numerous pharmaceutical and medical technology customers from all around the world. The partnership with Rangel Pharma now enables Arvato to offer international healthcare companies an even broader portfolio fulfilling local market regulations. As a legal requirement in Spain medicines must be received by recipients such as pharmacies within 24 hours of dispatch.

Rangel’s pharma unit was created in 2009. Chief executive Nuno Rangel said: “The Rangel site in Montijo, close to Lisbon, distributes more than 100 million packages annually and includes a team of 185 people in its structure, a fleet of 70 vehicles, a warehouse area of 18,500 m2, with capacity for about 30,000 pallets.”