Jan De Rijk delivers to Dutch homes
21 / 01 / 2014
AIR CARGO road-feeder supplier Jan De Rijk Logistics has entered the medical supplies home deliveries market by securing a deal with a Netherlands healthcare company.
The move will see Jan De Rijk transport vital medication for treating various chronic and acute medical conditions, such as haemophilia, kidney disease and disorders.
Sebastiaan Scholte, chief executive of Jan de Rijk predicts that pharmaceuticals companies will need to distribute their products to many more locations, including patients’ homes. “They will, therefore, have to harness the most efficient ‘final-mile’ distribution networks in order to deliver medicines to the door as economically as possible,” he says.
The contract is with Baxter International, which generated sales of US$14.2bn in 2012. It develops, manufactures and markets medical devices and medicines, employing 50,800 people.
Deborah Brady, managing director of Baxter Netherlands, states: “We made this decision to secure a long-term solution for the home delivery of our dialysis products, where quality and continuity of service is guaranteed.
“We chose Jan de Rijk Logistics because of our existing long-lasting partnership, [and also because] the quality and efficiency of deliveries of our products to patients at home will be guaranteed.”