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UPS to build new European healthcare logistics facility 18 June 2015

Third dedicated healthcare facility in the region strengthens capacity

UPS is building a new healthcare distribution centre in Roermond, The Netherlands, to accommodate growing demand. The new facility will measure close to 28,000 m2 and provide 41,000 pallet places. The announcement comes a month after UPS opened a healthcare-dedicated air freight forwarding facility at Amsterdam Airport Schiphol

The Roermond facility, which is scheduled to be completed in January 2016, is part of UPS’s ongoing growth plan in Europe. With its close proximity to UPS’s European air hub at Cologne/Bonn airport in Germany, it allows for short transit times, including next-day and two-day service, to global destinations. Up to 200 jobs will be created once the facility is fully operational.

This third dedicated healthcare facility in the logistics-and transportation-centric area of Limburg significantly strengthens the capacity of UPS’s European distribution campus. It allows shippers to comply with international healthcare quality standards and serve a broad customer base, either directly through UPS’s global express transportation network or via UPS satellite healthcare facilities in other European countries, such as Spain, Italy, Poland or Hungary.

The new building, which will be fully compliant with EU Good Distribution Practice (GDP) guidelines and licensed by the Dutch Ministry of Health, will provide inventory management, temperature-sensitive storage and quality assurance services with a direct feeder connection to UPS’s air hub at the Cologne/Bonn airport. It also further broadens the Company’s global healthcare distribution network, which now encompasses more than 50 locations throughout Europe, Asia-Pacific, North and South America.