Kuehne + Nagel opens global distribution centre in Slovenia

Kuehne + Nagel has announced the opening of a dedicated pharma & healthcare warehouse, expanding its standardised GxP compliant offering for the pharma & healthcare industry. This is one of the largest facilities within its global KN PharmaChain network.

The warehouse, which is strategically located in close vicinity to the Ljubljana Airport, will carry out the distribution of finished products worldwide and will be used for the storage and distribution of production materials for the pharmaceutical industry. The facility is eco-friendly built and equipped with technology to increase current operational capacities.

The facility provides an area of approximately 38,000 sq m, a capacity of about 65,000 pallet locations for reception, storage and distribution of temperature-sensitive products and includes three cold chambers to handle temperature requirements of 15 to 25°C and 2 to 8°C.

The new facility further underlines Kuehne + Nagel’s continuous commitment to expand its multi-modal and temperature-controlled forwarding and warehousing services worldwide. With a global network of currently close to 200 certified operations, 600,000 sq m of industry dedicated warehousing space and a team of specially trained operators, KN PharmaChain addresses the need of pharma & healthcare customers for a standardised, end-to-end logistics offering.

At the same time the company strengthens its presence in the Slovenian market, with an enhanced regional footprint.

Gianfranco Sgro, Member of the Managing Board of Kuehne + Nagel International AG, responsible for contract logistics, commented: “The pharma & healthcare Industry is among the most important growth drivers for Kuehne + Nagel. Therefore, it is of strategic importance to further strengthen our integrated KN PharmaChain network. The facility in Brnik is a cornerstone in this ambition and enables Kuehne + Nagel to offer its unique pharma solutions to an extended customer base.”

Source: Kuehne + Nagel