DHL Supply Chain has expanded its Life Sciences & Healthcare (LSH) campus in Florstadt, Germany. The new branch adds a third, 32,000m2 logistics center to the multi-user campus specializing in pharmaceutical and medical products.
The building received the Gold Standard of the German Sustainable Building Council (DGNB) and features a 750kWp photovoltaic system, heat pumps and a 320m2 solar air heating system that continuously supplies the carbon-neutral warehouse with environmentally friendly energy and a controlled climate. The campus also holds LSH certifications, such as GMP, GDP and ISO 13485, and keeps abreast of changing regulations.
The multi-user campus in Florstadt is located about 35km from the heart of the Frankfurt Rhine-Main economic region and offers access to Frankfurt Airport, DHL’s Parcel and Express network, and rail and highway networks. The center is also within walking distance of both the existing warehouse, which is operated for a pharmaceutical company, and a second site that opened in January 2018 that serves various medical and healthcare sector clients.
The multi-user campus has been designed to offer space for customers requiring logistics in Germany, Europe or worldwide. DHL provides single-source solutions in Florstadt to suppliers of medical and pharmaceutical products – from customary storage and order picking through services such as kitting, labeling or sampling to highly complex and highly automated logistics solutions.
The site is registered in accordance with the German Federal Immission Control Act (BImSchG). A capacity of 10,000 pallet locations has been established in one dedicated section of the facility. Additionally, different temperature-controlled zones – ambient, cooled and freezer areas for temperatures as low as -20°C – are available around the clock. Clean rooms are also available upon request.
Murat Erzurumluoglu, business unit director of DHL Supply Chain Germany and Alps, said, “DHL Supply Chain offers a broad spectrum of services in Florstadt. From specialized, manual processing and handling by our specially trained employees to fully automated solutions for pharmaceutical logistics. The site is also a great success for other reasons including our partnership-based cooperation with our customers, training measures for our employees and standardized project oversight.”
Rainer Haag, CEO of DHL Supply Chain Germany and the Alps, said, “Florstadt offers outstanding opportunities for medical and pharmaceutical product suppliers thanks to the skills of our experienced and specially trained team, the strategically advantageous location in the Rhine-Main area and the availability of three temperature zones. We’re confident that our facilities and services will help our customers continue to develop and expand their business in Germany, Europe and around the world.
“Our customers here do not just benefit from our many years of experience in pharmaceutical logistics and our flexibility to individually align operating processes to customer needs. They also enjoy the advantages of the campus’s great location, which offers good connections to all possible modes of transport. The launch of the new logistics center represents a further important step on the road to climate-neutrality for DHL Supply Chain’s sites.”
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