KN expands its pharma chain with a new facility at Slovenia
Kuehne Nagel has opened a pharma
Dec 18, 2018: Kuehne + Nagel has opened a pharma & healthcare warehouse in close vicinity to the Ljubljana Airport at Slovenia. The facility is one of the largest within global KN PharmaChain network, expanding its standardised GxP compliant offering for the pharma & healthcare industry.
The warehouse will carry out the distribution of finished products worldwide and will be used for the storage and distribution of production materials for the pharmaceutical industry. While eco-friendly built and equipped, the distribution centre complies with the highest security standards and state-of-the-art technology to increase current operational capacities. The facility provides an area of approximately 38,000 square metre, a capacity of about 65,000 pallet locations for reception, storage and distribution of temperature-sensitive products and includes three cold chambers to handle temperature requirements of 15 to 25°C and 2 to 8°C.
Gianfranco Sgro, member of the managing board of Kuehne + Nagel International AG, responsible for contract logistics, said, “The pharma & healthcare Industry is among the most important growth drivers for Kuehne + Nagel. Therefore, it is of strategic importance to further strengthen our integrated KN PharmaChain network. The cutting-edge facility in Brnik is a cornerstone in this ambition and enables Kuehne + Nagel to offer its unique pharma solutions to an extended customer base.”
The new facility further underlines Kuehne + Nagel’s continuous commitment to expand its multi-modal and temperature-controlled forwarding and warehousing services worldwide. With a global network of currently close to 200 certified operations, 600,000 square metre of industry dedicated warehousing space and a team of specially trained operators, KN PharmaChain addresses the need of pharma & healthcare customers for a standardised, reliable and compliant end-to-end logistics offering.
At the same time the company strengthens its presence in the Slovenian market, with an enhanced regional footprint.