Kuehne + Nagel to open pharma logistics hub in Santiago

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Kuehne + Nagel is extending its KN PharmaChain network in South America with a new logistics hub in Santiago, Chile benefiting from a dedicated warehouse.

The logistics hub complies with the highest security standards and state-of-the-art technology to increase operational capacities.

The facility will provide an area of 17,600 sqm for storage and distribution of temperature sensitive products, which can be extended to 23,300 sqm, including a cold chamber to handle temperature requirements of 15-25C and 2-8C.

A renewed laboratory for quality control allows customers to comply with the regulatory requirement to carry out local analysis of imported pharmaceutical products.

GMP compliant repackaging and relabeling areas following Chilean and international specifications will be available as value added services.

Kuehne + Nagel South and Central America president, Ingo Goldhammer says: “With more than 40 years demonstrating commitment to the Chilean market, this cutting-edge facility will leverage the knowledge and experience of our specialised teams and enable Kuehne + Nagel to offer its unique pharma solutions to an extended customer base.

“This investment is in line with our strategic ongoing commitment to the pharma & healthcare industry globally strengthening our position as a leading player in pharma logistics.”

The logistics hub will use clean energy via a geothermal system to keep temperature of its general area between 15-25C.