Gefco Group, a global player in industrial logistics and the European leader in automotive logistics, has opened its third dedicated temperature-controlled warehouse for the Life Sciences and Healthcare sector.
The facility is based in close proximity to London Heathrow airport, UK. This site complements GEFCO Forwarding warehouses’ in Frankfurt, Germany and Amsterdam, Netherlands.
The opening of the new 15,000 sq ft facility, reinforces and expands GEFCO’s Freight Forwarding business line offering in the Life Science and Healthcare sector. The facility was designed to meet the highest standards in the forwarding of pharmaceutical goods and features different temperature areas: from ambient (15ºC to 25ºC), and cool (2ºC to 8ºC) to frozen (-15°C to -25°C).
“We are able to differentiate our service by holding a Wholesale Dealer Authorisation, which demonstrates to our customers that we operate under the same compliant standards that they do,” said Josette Wells Gefco Forwarding Quality & Compliance Director. “The Wholesale Dealer Authorisation allows the facility to store human and veterinary medicines as well as medical devices as part of its logistics and transportation services.”
The facility also provides high security levels including on-site x-ray screening for air cargo and constant 24/7 monitoring. The new centre is GDP compliant and ISO 9001:2015 certified.
As an expert in Life Sciences and Healthcare logistics, Gefco Forwarding offers door-to-door, temperature-controlled, integrated logistics, multimodal and fully compliant solutions.
“The Life Sciences and Healthcare logistics market is changing and becoming more complex. With the increase in temperature-sensitive products as well as the regulations related to their transportation, companies need to put more focus on control and security,” said Anthony Gunn Executive Vice President of Gefco’s Freight Forwarding business line. “Gefco has a strong history in the Life Science and Healthcare sector. This opening of this new UK facility reflects Gefco’s continuous investment in this sector.”
Gefco’s industry specialists develop tailored and compliant integrated logistics solutions to meet the demanding requirements of the Life Sciences and Healthcare industry supported by the investment in technological innovation. Commitment and a proactive approach has enabled the company to become the core logistics provider for a range of Life Sciences and Healthcare customers.