Kuehne + Nagel is to manage global life science company Sanofi’s warehouse activities in Geel, Belgium, in its newly expanded pharma area.
The expanded Kuehne + Nagel warehouse in Geel provides a state of the art pharma area for the raw materials storage of Sanofi and manages the GDP services.
The warehouse has temperature controlled zones of 15-25C, cold storage for 2-8C, and freeze storage from -25C–15C.
A special fire protection storage zone allows Sanofi to safely store raw materials which are classified as flammable, and a sample booth has also been installed to take raw material sample.
The facility in Geel is part of the global KN PharmaChain network, a multi-modal logistics solution for temperature controlled door-to-door transportation allowing accurate traceability of the deliveries and intensive, proactive risk management.
Kuehne + Nagel director of supply chain, Chris Majoor says: “The implementation of the new external warehouse at Kuehne + Nagel provides a sustainable and scalable warehousing solution.”
Sanofi Geel vice president and general manager, Gunther Pauwels adds: “It is a strategic enabler for the future growth of the manufacturing site Geel.”
Kuehne + Nagel BeLux managing director, Kevin Nash says: “We are delighted to start into this cooperation with Sanofi, one of the world’s largest pharmaceutical companies. This new contract highlights our commitment to the pharma and healthcare industry and is a validation of our decision to further extend the Geel warehouse.”
KN PharmaChain gained IATA CEIV Pharma certification at the start of the year across 86 locations and covering all continents, ensuring pharmaceutical and healthcare products are handling appropriately throughout the airfreight supply chain.