Mannheim/Køge, Denmark, 08 November 2019 – Nomeco, the Danish subsidiary of the PHOENIX group, has opened the largest logistics centre for pharmaceuticals and healthcare products in the Nordic countries.
“At around 70 million euros, it is the largest single investment in the infrastructure of the PHOENIX group. This underlines our position in European pharmaceutical logistics,” said PHOENIX group Board Member Frank Große-Natrop at the opening in Køge, Denmark.
After three years of construction, the healthcare logistics warehouse and distribution centre has been completed and impresses with many superlatives: the 25,000 square metre building is the size of three soccer fields and has a fully automated warehouse. With a height of 30 meters, it offers space for more than 55,000 pallets. Thanks to the high degree of automation, up to 1,000 pallets can be moved per hour. Based on the order history, algorithms determine the best possible storage location for each product to ensure the highest efficiency in the inbound and outbound processes.
“The central aspects of the construction of our logistics centre were efficiency, quality and security. In an industry where delivery reliability goes hand in hand with patient safety, this is crucial. With the new warehouse in Køge, we continue to optimise our supply chain and make medicines available to the patients even faster,” said Henrik Kaastrup, Managing Director of Nomeco. Geographically, Denmark and Køge, south of Copenhagen, are ideal locations for short distances to the whole of Northern Europe, where PHOENIX group is also present with Apotek1 in Norway and Tamro in Finland, Sweden and the Baltics.
In recent years, the pharmaceutical industry has progressively outsourced logistics and distribution services and concentrated on its core business. Nomeco is clearly feeling this demand as the number of clients and the handled volume has increased over the past years. The new distribution centre will make the company an even stronger outsourcing partner for the healthcare industry.
In developing the concept, we relied on 30 years of experience as the market leader in pharmaceutical logistics. From now on, the logistics centre with its short delivery times will strengthen the supply chain throughout Northern Europe,” Große-Natrop concluded.
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The PHOENIX group considers itself to be a link between manufacturer and patient. Pharmaceutical manufacturers, pharmacies, doctors, hospitals, health insurance funds, and patients across Europe can benefit from our service offering. In pharmaceutical wholesale, the PHOENIX group is active with 163 distribution centres in 27 countries and supplies pharmacies and medical institutions with drugs and other health products. Numerous other products and services for pharmacy customers complete the portfolio – from assistance in advising patients to modern goods management systems to pharmacy cooperation programmes. With over 13,500 member pharmacies, PHOENIX Pharmacy Partnership is the umbrella for our European network of 13 cooperation and partner programmes in 16 countries. Pharma Services provides services across the whole supply chain for the pharmaceutical industry. The PHOENIX group operates over 2,500 of its own pharmacies in 14 European countries, thereby having profound knowledge of the pharmacy business. Our approximately 19,000 pharmacy employees have around 150 million customer contacts each year. They dispense approximately 338 million drug packages to patients and advise them on issues concerning pharmaceuticals and general health. (Last updated: 31/01/2019)
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Image caption: Henrik Kaastrup, Managing Director of Nomeco and PHOENIX group Board Member Frank Große-Natrop at the opening in Køge, Denmark (from left to right)