UPS opens its first facility to offer medical device replenishment services

UPS announced the opening of a new 208,000 sq ft healthcare-compliant distribution and warehousing facility in New Jersey, US, located near the UPS air hub at Philadelphia International Airport. UPS stated the multi-client facility is the first in comapany’s network to offer medical device companies logistics services such as autoclave capabilities, instrument inspection and surgical set replenishment.

David Quintilio, UPS vice president of healthcare logistics said, “The ability to decontaminate surgical kits, replenish and repackage instruments, and respond quickly to urgent medical needs is pivotal to our customers’ market success, and UPS’s growing warehousing, distribution and value-added services are playing a key role.”

This announcement marks the latest in a series that UPS has made in the healthcare space. Others include the acquisitions of Poltraf, Polar Speed, and CEMELOG, along with the opening of a new healthcare centre in Roermond, Netherlands.