K+N to open pharma logistics hub in Chile

Kuehne+Nagel (K+N) will open a pharma logistics hub in Santiago de Chile next month (August 2018) to benefit the growing pharma & healthcare industry in South America.
The dedicated warehouse provides K+N’s temperature-controlled, door-to-door KN PharmaChain global network with an increased regional footprint.
Ingo Goldhammer, president of K+N South & Central America, said: “With more than 40 years demonstrating commitment to the Chilean market, this cutting-edge facility will leverage the knowledge and experience of our specialised teams and enable K+N to offer its unique pharma solutions to an extended customer base.
“This investment is in line with our strategic ongoing commitment to the pharma & healthcare industry globally strengthening our position as a leading player in pharma logistics.”
The facility will provide 17,600 sq m for storage and distribution of temperature-sensitive products, which can be extended to 23,300 sq m, including a cold chamber to handle temperature requirements of 15 to 25°C and 2 to 8°C.
A renewed laboratory for quality control allows customers to comply with the regulatory requirement to carry out local analysis of imported pharmaceutical products. Additionally, good manufacturing practices (GMP) compliant repackaging and relabelling areas following Chilean and international specifications will be available as value added services.
The logistics hub will use clean energy via a geothermal system to keep the temperature of its general area between 15 to 25°C. By occupying the air that circulates through the subfloor a significant reduction of energy consumption will be achieved.
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