UPS Healthcare announces agreement with Fresenius Medical Care, expanding service in the UK

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UPS Healthcare’s UK operation, Polar Speed, has announced a five-year commercial agreement with Fresenius Medical Care, a leading independent provider of renal services, to provide warehouse and transport solutions for the delivery of treatments to patients and customers in the UK.

Through this agreement, Polar Speed will assume operation of Fresenius Medical Care’s facility in Huthwaite, Nottinghamshire, UK, adding to Polar Speed’s GDP-compliant depot network. Polar Speed will also manage the transport of treatments on behalf of Fresenius Medical Care to hospitals, clinics and patient homes, with distribution facilitated through both the Fresenius Medical Care transport infrastructure and the Polar Speed and UPS Healthcare network, including temperature-controlled vehicles.

“One of the ongoing strategic priorities for Fresenius Medical Care is to constantly review and improve our operations,” said Tim Wheeldon, Managing Director and Head of Fresenius Medical Care UK and Ireland. “Our vision is to offer a gold standard service and improve the patient and customer experience. I am therefore delighted to announce this partnership with Polar Speed, and I have no doubt that together we will deliver our vision of operational excellence.”

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