Kuehne + Nagel expands its pharma capabilities in Belgium

Published: Tuesday, November 12, 2019

Kuehne + Nagel has inaugurated its enlarged pharma distribution center in Geel, making it one of the largest within the global KN PharmaChain network.

By offering standardized, reliable and compliant end-to-end logistics solutions, the new facility plays an important role for Kuehne + Nagel’s customers in search of pharma& healthcare supply chain solutions to support their own strategic growth plans.

The new facility offers multi-modal, temperature-controlled forwarding and warehousing services and is fully GxP compliant and certified.

KN PharmaChain encompasses a global network of more than 220 operations, 600,000 m² of industry dedicated warehousing space and a team of specially-trained operators.

“The enlarged pharma hub in Geel is an inherent part of our strategy to offer integrated logistics solutions to our customers, at the very center of one of Europe’s strongest pharma clusters,” said Tobias Jerschke, managing director of Kuehne + Nagel BeLux.

“Leveraging our distribution network, we make sure that hospitals, pharmacies, doctors and patients are supplied in full and on time,” he added.

The Geel hub is centrally located in close proximity to the Brussels and Liège airports and with fast connections to the other 15 main EuropeanKNPharmaChain locations.

The facility covers a total area of 22,000 m² (plus another 10,000 m² of extension space) and has two cold chambers to handle varying temperature requirements.

In addition to the Geelpharma hub, Kuehne + Nagel is currently investing in a 15,000 m² airside pharma facility at the Brussels cargo airport (BruCargo), due to open in the second half of 2020.