DHL Supply Chain expands pharma logistics near Frankfurt

By Rebecca Jeffrey

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DHL Supply Chain has further expanded its Life Sciences & Healthcare (LSH) Campus in Florstadt near Frankfurt Airport.

The new branch adds a third logistics centre to the multi-user campus specialising in pharmaceutical and medical products.

The new 32,000 sq m centre is within walking distance of both the existing warehouse, which DHL has operated since 2015 for a major pharmaceutical company, and a second site that opened in January 2018 and serves various customers in the medical and healthcare sector.

The multi-user campus simultaneously offers space for various customers requiring efficient logistics in Germany, Europe or worldwide.

DHL provides single-source solutions in Florstadt to suppliers of medical and pharmaceutical products – from customary storage and order picking through value added services such as kitting, labelling or sampling to highly complex and highly automated logistics solutions.

The site is registered in accordance with the German Federal Immission Control Act (BImSchG). A capacity of 10,000 pallet locations has been established in one dedicated section of the facility.

Different temperature-controlled zones – ambient, cooled and freezer areas for temperatures as low as minus 20 degrees Celsius – are also available 24/7. 

“Florstadt offers outstanding opportunities for medical and pharmaceutical product suppliers thanks to the skills of our experienced and specially trained team, the strategically advantageous location in the Rhine-Main area and the availability of three temperature zones,” explained Rainer Haag, chief executive, DHL Supply Chain Germany & Alps.

“We’re confident that our facilities and services will help our customers continue to develop and expand their business in Germany, Europe and around the world. Our customers here do not just benefit from our many years of experience in pharmaceutical logistics and our flexibility to individually align operating processes to customer needs. They also enjoy the advantages of the campus’s great location, which offers good connections to all possible modes of transport.”

The multi-user campus in Florstadt is located about 35 km from the centre of the Frankfurt Rhine-Main economic region and offers access to Frankfurt Airport, DHL’s parcel and Express network, and rail and highway networks. 

The new logistics centre has been awarded Gold Standard by the German Sustainable Building Council (DGNB). It features a 750 kWp photovoltaic system, heat pumps and a 320 sq m solar air heating system that continuously supply the carbon-neutral warehouse with environmentally friendly energy and a controlled climate.

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