WFS opens new pharma centre at Copenhagen Airport
05 / 09 / 2019
By Damian Brett
The official opening of WFS new pharma centre in Copenhagen
Worldwide Flight Services (WFS) has opened a new pharma facility at Copenhagen Airport to meet growing demand.
The new 1,500 sq m building provides end-to-end handling in a temperature-controlled environment for 2-8°C pharma products incorporating acceptance, offload, pre-storage, build-up and storage for loose shipments and pre-built pallets, with the capacity to handle up to 300 euro-pallets.
The handler said the new and expanded centre will help meet demand for growing volumes of pharma products requiring a 15-25°C temperature range.
At a ribbon cutting ceremony, Morten Mortensen, Copenhagen airport’s director of airline sales and route development, said: “With the opening of this facility, WFS has set a new standard for the handling of pharmaceutical products in Copenhagen Airport and has ensured the capability to handle Pharmaceutical and Biomedical shipments for many years to come.”
Dan Parker, senior vice president commercial cargo, Europe, Middle East, Africa and Asia, at WFS, said: “We see significant potential in Copenhagen by investing in the facilities and solutions our customers need to grow their businesses.
“Pharma is a big focus because both Denmark and Sweden have important pharmaceutical production sites located in or around the Oresund region and Copenhagen is a natural international gateway for these products.
“By increasing our commitment, we also hope pharma volumes still being trucked to other airports will now see WFS is offering a more local, high quality and cost-efficient solution and this will also contribute to the continued growth of the airport.”
The opening of the pharma centre in Copenhagen comes in the same month as WFS also opened a new €10m pharma centre in Paris.
September also saw WFS extend its cargo handling footprint in Copenhagen to 13,900 sq m when it commenced operations in another 4,700 sq m freight centre at the airport.