Kuehne + Nagel upgrades Geel pharma hub


Kuehne + Nagel has added capacity at its pharma hub in Geel, Belgium, offering multi-modal temperature-controlled forwarding and warehousing services.

The Geel hub, which is close to both Brussels and Liege airports and has fast connections to the other 15 EuropeanKN PharmaChain locations, is fully GxP compliant and certified.

The facility covers 22,000 sq m with another 10,000 sq m available for expansion, and has two cold chambers to handle varying temperature requirements.

Tobias Jerschkle, managing director of Kuehne + Nagel BeLux says: “The enlarged pharma hub in Geel is an inherent part of our strategy to offer integrated logistics solutions to our customers, at the very centre of one of Europe’s strongest pharma clusters. Leveraging our distribution network, we make sure that hospitals, pharmacies, doctors and patients are supplied in full and on time.”

Kuehne + Nagel is also investing in a 15,000 sq m airside pharma facility at Brussels Airport, due to be opened in the second half of 2020.