DHL Supply Chain has opened a new, 3,700 sq m pharmaceutical grade facility at Horizon Logistics Park near Dublin Airport. The site is fully approved by the Health Products Regulatory Authority (HPRA) and represents an extension of the company’s proven global pharmaceutical supply chain capability. The logistics centre is expected to create up to 50 jobs over the coming months.
The facility will allow pharmaceutical companies manufacturing in Ireland to enjoy fully compliant, temperature-controlled end-to-end supply chain management including storage, pick & pack and inventory control. Segregated into different temperature regimes, the site offers a range of storage environments including ambient (15-25 degrees), chilled (2-8 degrees) and a blast & holding freezer capable of temperatures of -20 degrees. Plans are in place to extend the service across the temperature regimes and provide value-added repack and postponement services.
The new facility makes Ireland the 43rd country in which DHL has established a Life Sciences Centre of Excellence, offering full access and integration with DHL’s temperature controlled transport services by Road, Air, Ocean and Express.
Ciaran Foley, MD Ireland DHL Supply Chain, said: “We are very excited to open this site in Dublin dedicated to the Life Sciences sector in Ireland. DHL has already established an excellent Life Sciences customer base and reputation in Ireland through its Air, Ocean, Road and Express divisions and this new site gives customers access to a completely integrated global logistics solution. Our investment in Horizon also gives us the opportunity to provide supply chain services which are fully compliant and managed within strict regulatory controls from start to finish. This is the cornerstone of DHL’s offering.”
Source: Deutsche Post DHL Group
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