DHL to integrate STADA’s German logistics arm into own business

DHL Supply Chain has announced plans to integrate the German logistics business of pharmaceuticals company STADA into its own operations. DHL Supply Chain will manage the logistics activities and sites of the pharmaceutical company in Florstadt and Bad Vilbel, near Frankfurt/Main in Germany. The deal does not comprise the disposal of the infrastructure, but does involve the transfer of 155 employees working in STADA’s warehousing, anesthetics and export operations.

STADA has made the deal to allow the company to focus on its core business to strengthen its competitiveness. The outsourced logistics activities will also help STADA to save costs. Board member Matthias Wiedenfels, responsible for corporate development and central services at STADA explained, “We are pleased to have found a professional and globally operating partner in DHL, which shares our quality standards and provides assurance for the sites in question.”

Benoit Dumont, DHL Supply Chain’s CEO Germany, Alps & Nordics said, “Providing tailored contract logistics solutions is a globally proven strength of our business. Both STADA and we see mutual benefit in further developing our business, benefitting from synergy effects. We are delighted to be able to provide solutions that match the planned growth of STADA. In order to cater to their needs and those of additional customers, DHL is planning to invest in a new facility. After a detailed feasibility study we will also decide about the implementation of a new IT system.”