Maersk to build pharmaceutical warehouse in Poland
Maersk is launching a project to create its second dedicated warehouse in Poland, specifically designed for pharmaceutical customers in Central Europe.
The pharmaceutical warehouse is a part of its existing warehousing and distribution centre in Mszczonow (Poland) and expected to be operational by end of June 2021.
Equipped with a modern, state-of-the-art temperature controlling system that will ensure the safety of sensitive cargo, the new building will be, to a large extent, powered by renewable energy, ensuring its sustainability and carbon neutrality, according to Maersk.
Additionally, the facility will have an integrated Quality Management System implemented, based on good distribution and manufacturing practice and ISO certificates.
The warehouse will be an addition to the company’s already existing own warehousing and distribution centre in Mszczonow (Poland), which has dedicated sections for human and animal health products and will be operated by a staff of experts in logistics needs of this customer group.
“In such an industry, quality plays a pivotal role and it can only be guaranteed by experienced and competent personnel who have a thorough understanding of the specific requirements of pharmaceutical customers”, said Jakub Mach, Ph.D., country cold chain logistics manager at Maersk in Poland.
Maersk said the new warehousing and distribution centre will also offer repacking capabilities, as well as professional transportation services in different temperature ranges (ambient, cold, liquid nitrogen and dry ice) based on a validated Transport Management System.
“Our ambition is to be the top choice healthcare logistics provider and No. 1 in Animal Health logistics by offering high quality solutions for the healthcare industry, as well as flexibility in adapting to its specific requirements”, Hristo Petkov, global vertical head, Pharma at Maersk, explained.
FACT BOX – Maersk pharmaceutical warehouse in Mszczonow, Poland
|Fully compliant with EU GDP (Good Distribution Practice) (2013/C 343/01), GMP, ISO 9001 [QMS], ISO 13485 [Medical Devices], ISO 22000 [HACCP]|
|Modern, carbon neutral facility thanks to photovoltaic energy solutions installed, which provide a total of ca. 600 MWh annually|
|Available space: ca. 15,000m2; operational height: 11.5m; approximate capacity: ca. 24,000 pallet places|