Hangzhou, Shanghai and Sydney facilities grow UPS healthcare space by nearly 35,000 square meters
ATLANTA, Oct. 25, 2012 - UPS (NYSE: UPS) announced a
significant expansion of its global healthcare distribution facility network in
the Asia Pacific region with the opening of three new state-of-the-art
facilities in Hangzhou, China, Shanghai, China, and Sydney, Australia. The new
facilities bring the total number of UPS dedicated healthcare facilities around
the globe to 36, encompassing more than one-half million square meters of space.
They are part of UPS's strategy to invest in its global healthcare network to
meet the growing needs of its global healthcare customers.
Driven by trends of increased globalization and growing healthcare
consumption in emerging markets, the new facilities, together with UPS's
existing healthcare facility in Singapore, which opened in 2011, serve both
multi-national and regional healthcare manufacturers' distribution needs across
the Asia Pacific region. The new facilities represent nearly 35,000 square
meters of healthcare-compliant distribution space and are specially designed to
meet the needs of pharmaceutical, biotech and medical device companies.
"Asia is our fastest-growing market for healthcare and we are seeing
increased activity in the region, especially in China, where a growing demand
for acute and chronic care has driven the need for reliable, flexible and
compliant supply chains to serve a highly dynamic market," said Bill Hook, vice
president, global strategy, UPS Healthcare Logistics. "Healthcare is a major
focus area for UPS, and we are committed to continuing investments in Asia and
other parts of the world timed with - and often ahead of - market demand to
support our clients' growth strategies in key regions."
Specifics of the new facilities include:
Hangzhou: Opened in the third
quarter of this year, UPS's Hangzhou facility consists of 22,000 square meters
of validated healthcare distribution space. The facility is designed to support
the increasing number of pharmaceutical companies that are locating
manufacturing operations in China.
Shanghai: Located within
the Waigaoqiao Free Trade Zone, the recently opened 7,575 square meter facility
is designed to meet the needs of the medical device market. The facility
provides critical access to one of the largest consumption markets for
healthcare products. The close proximity of the Waigaoqiao Free Trade Zone to
the UPS International Air Hub in Shanghai allows UPS to provide an integrated
supply chain solution to the healthcare market. The UPS International Air Hub in
Shanghai operates 82 flights per week and provides critical access for inbound
shipments into China as well as outbound shipments around the world.
Sydney: Opened in the third
quarter of this year, UPS's Sydney facility is 5,388 square meters of dedicated
healthcare distribution space. With many multi-national as well as regional
companies looking to set up distribution in Sydney to serve regional markets,
UPS's facility provides quick turn-around, including next-day delivery
"The three new facilities, along with our existing Singapore facility are
strategically located across key, growing healthcare markets in Asia Pacific and
are targeted to support our clients as they grow their business," said Craig
Foster, senior vice president, Supply Chain and Healthcare Logistics, UPS Asia
Pacific Region. "UPS adopts a consistent approach in our global healthcare
strategy and all of our facilities worldwide are built with the same exceptional
standards of quality care that are compliant with the requirements of the local
For more information on UPS's healthcare services, visit http://www.ups.com/healthcarelogistics.
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