Kuehne + Nagel (K+N) has added to its pharma logistics offering with a new 17,600 sqm pharmaceutical logistics hub in Santiago, Chile.
Scheduled to open in August the new logistics hub will grow the global freight forwarder and logistics giant’s KN PharmaChain network in South America with a dedicated warehousing solution.
This provides Kuehne + Nagel’s global pharma logistics network with a multi-modal logistics solution for temperature-controlled door-to-door transportation, with an enhanced regional footprint, the company said.
The new facility further underlines Kuehne + Nagel’s continuous commitment to expand its GXP compliant warehousing and forwarding services worldwide, it added, saying the facility will benefit the growing pharma & healthcare industry in South America.
The facility is eco-friendly built and equipped, with the Logistics Hub complying with the highest security standards and state-of-the-art technology to increase current operational capacities.
The facility will provide an area of 17,600 sqm for storage and distribution of temperature-sensitive products, which can be extended to 23,300 sqm, including a cold chamber to handle temperature requirements of 15 to 25°C and 2 to 8°C.
A renewed laboratory for quality control allows customers to comply with the regulatory requirement to carry out local analysis of imported pharmaceutical products. Additionally, GMP compliant repackaging and relabelling areas following Chilean and international specifications will be available as value added services.
The Logistics Hub will use clean energy via a geothermal system to keep the temperature of its general area between 15 to 25°C. By occupying the air that circulates through the subfloor a significant reduction of energy consumption will be achieved, K+N said.
“With more than 40 years demonstrating commitment to the Chilean market, this cutting-edge facility will leverage the knowledge and experience of our specialised teams and enable Kuehne + Nagel to offer its unique pharma solutions to an extended customer base,” said Ingo Goldhammer, president of Kuehne + Nagel South & Central America.
“This investment is in line with our strategic ongoing commitment to the pharma & healthcare industry globally strengthening our position as a leading player in pharma logistics,” he added.