DSV’s new Belgium facility for pharma logistics to open in July
May 28, 2018: Logistics services provider DSV will open a new modern facility in Ghent, Belgium to serve the needs of the rapidly changing healthcare industry in Europe.
The new facility opens in July and is a 10,500 m2 extension to the current distribution centre in Ghent, now measuring a total of 36,000 m2 dedicated to the healthcare segment. The extension was needed as the healthcare industry is a growing customer base for DSV in Belgium.
In this new temperature controlled facility, the cold storage units and packaging setup are fully compliant with international regulations and requirement, including a GMP license to handle repackaging and labelling of healthcare products.
Ghent in Belgium is centred in the middle of Western Europe, a prime logistics location with many distribution advantages.
Nouzha Ouaamar, Global Business Development director, Healthcare & Life Sciences says: “Our healthcare and pharmaceutical customers are navigating in a tumultuous industry; more finely divided customer segmentations, a quick flow of product launches and new types of distribution networks. At the DSV’s facility in Ghent, we meet the high demands from the ever-changing industry. Our trained employees support our customers and design their supply chain to be as effective and efficient as possible, while keeping the logistics costs under control.”
Albert-Derk Bruin, managing director, DSV Belgium and France explains: “The distribution centre in Ghent is located close to the Ports of Ghent and Antwerp and Brussels International Airport creating a seamless distribution network throughout Belgium and the rest of Europe.”