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Gefco opens Heathrow healthcare site

[ January 22, 2018   //   ]

Gefco Group has opened its first UK dedicated temperature-controlled warehouse for the life sciences and healthcare sector at Heathrow Airport, complementing the global logistics operator’s warehouses in Frankfurt and Amsterdam. The new 15,000sq ft facility offers ambient (15ºC to 25ºC), and cool (2ºC to 8ºC) to frozen (-15°C to -25°C) areas.

Gefco holds a Wholesale Dealer Authorisation, said forwarding quality and compliance director, Josette Wells. She explained: “The authorisation allows the facility to store human and veterinary medicines as well as medical devices as part of its logistics and transportation services.”

The facility is also GDP compliant and ISO 9001:2015 certified. Security includes on-site X-ray screening for air cargo and constant 24/7 monitoring.

Executive vice president of Gefco’s freight forwarding business line, Anthony Gunn, added: “The Life Sciences and Healthcare logistics market is changing and becoming more complex. With the increase in temperature-sensitive products as well as the regulations related to their transportation, companies need to put more focus on control and security.”