DHL Supply Chain expands pharma facilities in Florstadt

By Rachelle Harry

DHL Supply Chain is expanding its pharma logistics capabilities in Germany with the construction of a new facility in Florstadt, 35 km north of Frankfurt am Main.

The new 32,000 sq m facility, which is expected to open later this year, will offer warehouse space capable of storing pharma goods at 15°C to 25°C, 2°C to 8°C and -24°C.

In addition, the facility will have 1,750 sq m of space for storing hazardous materials.

DHL Supply Chain said the new facility is an expansion of the two 70,000 sq m pharma hub that are already operational in Florstadt.

The warehouse features continuous temperature management, security and alarm systems, climate-neutral heat pumps and a solar wall.

It has already received GDP, GMP and ISO 13485 pharma certifications. Additionally, it has received Gold Standard certification from the German Sustainable Building Council (DGNB).

The multi-building DHL site in Florstadt is located near the Frankfurt Rhine-Main economic region and is accessible from Frankfurt Airport, DHL’s parcel and Express network, as well as rail and highway networks.

Rainer Haag, managing director at DHL Supply Chain Germany and Alps, commented: “One of our most important objectives is to continuously expand our business in step with the pharmaceutical industry.

“Especially in those markets that are important for us, such as Germany and Europe, our goal is to continue to grow and to help companies outsource and optimise activities outside their core business, such as logistics.”

Murat Erzurumluoglu, business unit director of life sciences and healthcare at DHL Supply Chain Germany and Alps, added: “Because of the many projects we have implemented over the years, our team in Florstadt is highly experienced and flexible.

“They can handle all manner of contract logistics orders on very short notice, plan and implement logistics solutions for customers, and respond quickly to changes in day-to-day business.”

Matthias Wellms, head of business development for life sciences and healthcare at DHL Supply Chain Germany and Alps, said: “We are very pleased to be taking this next step for the site and further improving on the good conditions it already offers.”

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