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Rhenus Heathrow centre goes live

[ September 23, 2022   //   ]

Rhenus UK has officially opened its new logistics centre near Heathrow Airport. It will strengthen the forwarder’s offer in life sciences and healthcare, full vehicle logistics and air and ocean freight.

The 58,000sq ft handling facility is located in Ashford, Middlesex four miles from the airport. The site will be the new home for the new specialist pharmaceutical, life sciences and healthcare centre, the expanding full vehicle logistics team and will be the new airfreight gateway.

Spencer Davern, UK Managing Director at Rhenus Air & Ocean UK said: “Our investment in this state-of-the-art facility and in our specialist teams has been designed to meet the future needs of our broad spectrum of customers to ensure the safe and secure handling of pharmaceutical and medical products. We are proud to support our customers so they can help patients to the utmost with the launch of our new Heathrow site.” 

Rhenus UK is also partnering with Cancer Research UK, pledging to donate a penny to the charity for every kilogram moved through the new facility.

It has even repainted the blue ventilation pipes run across the warehouse ceiling from blue, to pink to raise awareness of the charity.

The Full Vehicle Logistics team will provide a dedicated service using a mix of air, ocean and road transport to move finished vehicles around the world for individuals, dealerships and OEMs.

The new air freight gateway is fully equipped with the latest X-Ray screening equipment, and will allow shipments to be consolidated, helping to reduce carbon footprint.