DHL opens Leipzig pharma hub

DHL Global Forwarding has marked the official opening of a €3.4 million logistics centre in Leipzig, Germany, for the pharmaceuticals industry.
The air and ocean freight specialist of Germany’s Deutsche Post DHL said that the facility, located next to Leipzig/Halle airport, serves as a competence centre for the “transport, transport preparation, temporary storage, and transport follow-up of active and passive temperature controlled pharmaceutical products”.
The facility includes a 2,175 sq m warehouse and office space of 600 sq m. In July 2014 it was certified in accordance with the good distribution practice guidelines, a quality system for logistics centres that handle medicinal products.
The facility offers two temperature-controlled areas for pharmaceutical products that must be kept at a constant temperature, between either two to eight degrees or 15 to 25 degrees Celsius.
Each facility is equipped with temperature and humidity sensors that sound an alarm should conditions fall outside of established parameters.
DHL Global Forwarding, together with its customer Octapharma, designed the new facility, which will also serve as an air freight transshipment hub for pharmaceuticals going to Germany, Poland and Slovakia.
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