UPS announces new global network facility expansions to support more complex healthcare shipping needs.
UPS (NYSE:UPS) today announced a series of facility expansions to its healthcare-dedicated warehouse and distribution network in key global markets. This includes new GDP-compliant space opening in Central and Eastern Europe and additional cold chain space coming online near its UPS Worldport® facility in Louisville. The company is planning up to 1.5 million sq. ft. of cGMP distribution space for Coronavirus-related shipments, and a new facility in Shanghai.
"UPS Healthcare continues to expand a global distribution infrastructure that demonstrates our commitment to the healthcare industry," said Wes Wheeler, UPS Healthcare President. "We will continue to innovate and grow our quality systems throughout our expanded network to further support more complex pharmaceutical and lab testing requirements."
As part of these ongoing facility enhancements, the company has committed to building additional cooler space (2-8 degrees Celsius), and freezer space (minus 20 degrees to minus 80 degrees Celsius) at its new GMP facility in Louisville. UPS Healthcare is also expanding its GDP facility space in Hungary and GMP space in the United Kingdom through its Polar Speed subsidiary, where it operates a dispensing pharmacy that serves more than 20,000 patients each day. The new GMP warehouse and transportation hub will be located in the Midlands, UK, to further facilitate its clients' growth needs.
These global enhancements come soon after UPS Healthcare's recent announcement of more than 90,000 sq. m. of facility space added in strategic markets across US operations.
"More of our customers are turning to UPS Healthcare to meet their complex demands for critical products," said Wheeler. "Our network and logistics expertise make us second to no one, and we will continue to be market leaders as we deliver on our commitment to 'Quality Focused. Patient Driven.' service."
UPS Healthcare continues to provide extensive services addressing the full range of logistics needs, from healthcare-licensed distribution space to supply chain management, kitting, packaging and fulfilment of medical devices, labs and clinical trial specimens. UPS Healthcare's global infrastructure, monitoring and tracking capabilities, and private data protection make UPS Healthcare a best-in-class supply chain expert that remains flexible, agile and responsive to myriad logistics demands.
UPS Healthcare delivers unparalleled healthcare logistics expertise to its customers around the world. UPS Healthcare has 11+ million square feet of cGMP and GDP-compliant healthcare distribution space globally. Its services include inventory management, cold chain packaging and shipping, storage and fulfilment of medical devices, and lab and clinical trial logistics. UPS Healthcare's global infrastructure, its UPS® Premier visibility service, its track and trace technology, and its global quality system are well-suited to meeting today's complex logistics demands for the pharmaceutical, medical device, and laboratory diagnostic industries.
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