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UPS opens Dublin healthcare hub

[ May 16, 2024   //   ]

UPS has opened its dedicated healthcare facility, the first of its kind in Ireland. The €12 million investment covers nearly 6,000sq m and offers small package, freight forwarding and logistics and distribution capabilities.

It provides in-storage and inbound and outbound transportation for a range of pharmaceutical and health tech products.

UPS says that 80% of pharma products in Europe already require temperature-controlled transportation and the latest biologics and specialty pharmaceuticals require even more precision.

The pharma industry already accounts for nearly 50% of Ireland’s exports1 and the market is expected to grow by over 6% from 2024 to 2028.

Vice president for international sales at UPS Healthcare, Cathy O’Brien, said: “This investment marks our commitment to supporting Ireland’s world leading pharmaceutical and medical device industries. We’re the only provider who can take our customers’ treatments from clinical trial right to the patient, turning logistics into a competitive advantage, one that will only help grow Ireland’s position as a central hub for the pharma industry.

“Most importantly, we can give patients the peace of mind knowing that their critical healthcare treatments and devices are in safe hands.”

Last year, UPS introduced a new flight between its air hub in Louisville, US and Dublin and Stansted for healthcare and small package goods.