DHL opens new German pharma warehouse facility

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DHL Supply Chain, the contract logistics arm of Deutsche Post DHL Group, is building an approximately 32,000m2  logistics center in Florstadt, Germany, 35km north of Frankfurt am Main and scheduled to open in late 2021.

DHL states that the new building expands the current capacity of the multi-user campus for pharmaceuticals and medical products in Florstadt to over 70,000m2  in total and will service markets across Europe. The site currently consists of two logistics centers.

According to the company, the facility will offer customers from the pharmaceutical and medical products sector additional temperature-controlled warehouse space in zones covering 15-25°C, 2-8°C and -24°C. Customers will also be able to take advantage of a separate 1,750m of space for storing hazardous materials. The entire warehouse features continuous temperature management, up-to-date security and alarm systems, and has received all major life sciences and healthcare certifications such as GDP, GMP and ISO 13485.

“One of our most important objectives is to continuously expand our business in step with the pharmaceutical industry,” said Rainer Haag, MD at DHL Supply Chain, Germany & Alps. “Especially in those markets that are important for us, such as Germany and Europe, our goal is to continue to grow and to help companies outsource and optimize activities outside their core business, such as logistics.”

The multi-user campus in Florstadt is ideally located just a few kilometers from the heart of the Frankfurt Rhine-Main economic region and offers ideal access to Frankfurt Airport, DHL’s parcel and Express network, as well as rail and highway networks.

“Because of the many projects we have implemented over the years, our team in Florstadt is highly experienced and flexible,” added Murat Erzurumluoglu, business unit director of Life Sciences & Healthcare. “They can handle all manner of contract logistics orders on very short notice, plan and implement logistics solutions for customers, and respond quickly to changes in day-to-day business.”

With an eye on sustainability, DHL has focused on making the warehouse climate-neutral, and to this end, it features photovoltaics, heat pumps and a solar wall, and has received Gold Standard certification from the German Sustainable Building Council (DGNB).

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