Kuehne + Nagel opens global DC in Slovenia

Logistics company, Kuehne + Nagel, has opened a dedicated pharma and healthcare warehouse, one of the largest within its global KN PharmaChain network.

The new facility, which is strategically located in close vicinity to the Ljubljana Airport, according to the logistics company, will carry out the distribution of finished products worldwide and will be used for the storage and distribution of production materials for the pharmaceutical industry.

The distribution centre reportedly complies with the highest security standards and state-of-the-art technology to increase current operational capacities. The facility provides an area of approximately 38,000 square metres, a capacity of about 65,000 pallet locations for reception, storage and distribution of temperature-sensitive products and includes three cold chambers to handle temperature requirements of 15-25°C and 2-8°C.

The new facility further underlines Kuehne + Nagel’s continuous commitment to expand its multi-modal and temperature-controlled forwarding and warehousing services worldwide. With a global network of currently close to 200 certified operations, 600,000 sqm of industry dedicated warehousing space and a team of specially trained operators, KN PharmaChain addresses the need of pharma and healthcare customers for a standardised, reliable and compliant end-to-end logistics offering.

At the same time the company has strengthened its presence in the Slovenian market, with an enhanced regional footprint.

Gianfranco Sgro, Member of the Managing Board of Kuehne + Nagel International AG, responsible for contract logistics said: “The pharma and healthcare Industry is among the most important growth drivers for Kuehne + Nagel. Therefore, it is of strategic importance to further strengthen our integrated KN PharmaChain network. The cutting-edge facility in Brnik is a cornerstone in this ambition and enables Kuehne + Nagel to offer its unique pharma solutions to an extended customer base.”

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