UPS expands global pharma network
UPS is expanding its network of healthcare distribution centers for pharmaceutical, biotech and medical device companies to 30 worldwide.
The new facilities are located in Singapore; Venlo, the Netherlands; Burlington, Canada; and Louisville, Ky., and bring the total amount of UPS dedicated healthcare distribution space to more than four million square feet.
“We are seeing increased demand from healthcare manufacturers wanting more agile supply chains. This clear industry trend is driving companies to look for more global solutions and deeper supply-chain partnerships,” said Bill Hook, vice president, global strategy, UPS Healthcare Logistics.
Opening in the first quarter of 2011, UPS's new 43,000-square-foot pharma facility in Singapore will include cold chain capacity to support an increasing number of companies locating manufacturing operations in Asia. Also opening by June 2011 is a 177,000-square-foot center in Burlington. It is the 10th UPS healthcare facility in Canada.
Finally, in the fourth quarter of 2011, UPS will complete a 144,000-square-foot extension to its existing healthcare terminal near its Louisville, Ky., global air hub. The new building will provide next-day delivery for orders received as late as 11 p.m. as well as ground deliveries within two days or less to 70 percent of U.S. locations.