UPS Healthcare more than doubles the size of its Blonie hub
What’s New: The 100% renewable electric building, will house 23,000 temperature-sensitive pallets, 300 specialized cold chain vehicles, and more.
Why it Matters: The facility will support Polish healthcare customers in one of the fastest growing markets in the world with an annual growth rate of 10%, offering high-quality end-to-end healthcare solutions.
UPS Healthcare has more than doubled the size of its dedicated healthcare logistics facility in Blonie, Poland.
Designed to BREEAM standard, a leading certification for sustainable buildings, the state of art logistics facility has added over 17,000m2 of space and houses up to 23,000 pallet positions for the handling and storage temperature-sensitive treatments from 2 to 8 degrees Celsius to 15 to 25 degrees Celsius.
The facility is also supported by more than 300 specialized temperature-controlled vehicles that serve customers domestically as well as internationally to more than 30 markets including all Central and Eastern Europe, Turkey, and the CIS Free Trade Area. The facility is powered by 100% renewable electricity and has an array of solar panels providing 50,000 kWh per year.
"The logistics hub in Błonie is part of a pan-European cold chain network that provides our customers with comprehensive, high-quality end-to-end solutions," said Fredrik Jansson, Managing Director, Central and Eastern Europe, UPS Healthcare Europe. "We are proud that we can support the development of Polish companies and the communities where we work and live by creating new jobs," he adds.
The Polish healthcare market is one of the fastest growing in the world, with an expected cumulative annual growth rate of 10% between 2022-2027. Exports before that period grew from PLN 1.2 billion to PLN 21.01 billion between 2004 and 2021.
Throughout 2023, UPS Healthcare will add over 200,000 m2 of warehouse space, of which about half will be in Europe. One of the newest logistics facilities has also opened in Poland's largest Healthcare export market in Giessen, Germany, with 27,200 square meters and 30,000 pallet spaces to store a wide range of temperature-sensitive medical products.
Report PMR, "Distribution in the pharmaceutical market in Poland 2022. Market analysis and development forecasts for 2022-2027": https://przemyslfarmaceutyczny.pl/artykul/pmr-wartosc-dystrybucji-farmaceutycznej-w-polsce-w-2021-r-wyniosla-56-mld-zl
Dane Eurostat, DGP: https://www.pap.pl/aktualnosci/news%2C1156817%2Cdgp-rekordowa-sprzedaz-lekow-poza-unie.html
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