K+N boosts pharma capability in Benelux region

Supply chain services giant Kuehne + Nagel (K+N) has invested in 50 temperature-controlled trailers to grow its dedicated road-haul pharma network in Belgium and Luxembourg.
The trailers have built-in Discharge Air Control (DAC) and Precision Temperature Control (PTC) technology, protecting their loads from temperature deviations.
According to K+N, it is “one of the first logistics providers (to be) equipped with such a large number of temperature-controlled trailers for serving the pharmaceutical industry”.
The company has more than 100 of the trailers operating across Europe.
“We are committed to investing in best-in-class equipment to ensure our customers’ products arrive at their destination safe and completely intact through shipping fully compliant according to temperature guidelines,” observed Kevin Nash, managing director Belgium & Luxembourg.
“The expansion further solidifies KN PharmaChain as a leading pharma logistics service in Europe and as part of our global network,” he added.
Earlier this month (March), K+N announced its 2016 results. The company pointed out that its “leading solution for temperature-sensitive goods, pharmaceutical or perishable products, generated significant new business”.
Moreover, “The improved margins and operational efficiency led to further growth in profitability.”
Not long before that, K+N confirmed that it had gained IATA’s Center of Excellence for Independent Validators for pharmaceutical handling (CEIV Pharma) certification covering its entire KN PharmaChain GxP air network, currently incorporating 86 locations on all continents.

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