World Courier opens new distribution facility in Melbourne


World Courier announced that it has opened the doors to its new distribution facility in Melbourne, Australia. World Courier is a provider of specialty logistics owned by AmerisourceBergen, itself a pharmaceutical sourcing and distribution services company. The facility is the first in AmerisourceBergen’s global network to be purpose-built to support clinical trial logistics and commercial third-party logistics.

World Courier expects the facility to allow clinical trial customers to continue working with the company for commercial 3PL after a product has been approved for launch. World Courier also plans for global manufacturers looking to commercialize products in Australia to access the same 3PL platform.

“Our new Melbourne facility isn’t just a custom-built centre for World Courier—it’s a comprehensive service that we’ve developed by listening to customer needs and responding with the highest-quality solution,” said John Butler, President of World Courier. “We’ve successfully piloted commercial 3PL in Australia at our previous facility. That experience, together with the collective expertise of AmerisourceBergen, allows us to launch a nationwide offering that’s proven from day one.”

“This is just the latest and most visible example of the growing synergies between AmerisourceBergen’s core capabilities and World Courier’s global reach,” said Doug Cook, president of Global Specialty Logistics at AmerisourceBergen. “It’s exactly the vision we had in mind when AmerisourceBergen purchased World Courier in 2012. We’re taking World Courier’s local market knowledge and specialty logistics expertise and combining it with the supply chain and commercialization experience that AmerisourceBergen is renowned for in North America.”

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