DHL acquires Mexico-based pharmaceutical and healthcare logistics specialist NTA

Published: Wednesday, September 14, 2022

DHL Supply Chain has acquired Mexico-based pharmaceutical and healthcare logistics specialist New Transport Applications (NTA).

Currently, NTA serves more than 80 customers with services that include the storage and transportation of products that require refrigeration and temperature control.

The company makes more than 165,000 specialized deliveries annually, distributing more than 43,000 tons per year and has a team of nearly 600 people.

It maintains commercial agreements with major airlines in Mexico to serve nationally the different stakeholders in the pharmaceutical product supply chain.

The acquisition is in line with Deutsche Post DHL Group’s strategic focus to strengthen its core logistics business and deliver long-term growth.

Agustin Croche, president of DHL Supply Chain Mexico, said: “This acquisition will further support DHL Supply Chain’s objectives of delivering superior value to our customers in the Mexican market.

“It will significantly bolster our footprint in a strategically important industry vertical for DHL globally, bringing together NTA’s proven operational capabilities, know-how and a team of healthcare experts. We expect to unlock significant growth opportunities for our customers and people.”

Rafael Figueroa, general director of NTA, added: “Becoming part of DHL Supply Chain is a significant and positive milestone in NTA’s history and recognition of the great team of people who drive this company since our foundation 20 years ago, We hope to merge our knowledge of the local market and experience in managing the cold chain with the resources and skills of the world leader in logistics for the benefit of our people and our customers.”

Mexico is the second largest pharmaceutical market in Latin America and shares a border and free trade agreement with the United States, the largest healthcare market globally.