GEFCO Group has opened its first dedicated temperature-controlled warehouse for the Life Sciences and Healthcare sector in the UK near London Heathrow.
The 15,000 sq ft facility reinforces and expands GEFCO’s freight forwarding business line offering in the Life Science and Healthcare sector. It has been designed to meet the highest standards in the forwarding of pharmaceutical goods and features different temperature areas, in addition to high security levels such on-site x-ray screening for air cargo.
The facility is based in close proximity to London Heathrow airport, and complements GEFCO Forwarding warehouses’ in Frankfurt, Germany and Amsterdam, Netherlands.
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,” says GEFCO forwarding quality and compliance director Josette Wells. “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.