At midday, the opening of the Yusen Logistics Antwerp Healthcare Center took place in Melsele, Belgium. In the presence of customers, local authorities and representatives of the port of Antwerp, the official opening was completed by Mr. Kenji Mizushima, President of Yusen Logistics Co. Ltd., who came from Tokyo especially for the opening ceremonies.
The state-of-the-art Antwerp Healthcare Center, adjacent to the existing Yusen Logistics Antwerp Distribution Center (ADC), is equipped with an 'ambient' storage facility (15-25 ° C) with a capacity of approximately 10,000 pallet places and a cold store (2-8 ° C) section with a capacity of more than 4,000 pallets.
Later in the afternoon, the Yusen Logistics Roosendaal Healthcare Center, located in the Borchwerf II industrial area near Roosendaal, the Netherlands, was opened. With a push of a button by President Mizushima this warehouse was also officially opened. This certified pharma-logistics facility was specifically developed in response to the increasing demand for high-quality logistics solutions from pharmaceutical industry sector and manufacturers in the Netherlands. This warehouse, with a total capacity of over 11,000 m², is divided into a cold store (2-8 ° C) and an ambient temperature (15-25 ° C) section, as well as a specially secured storage room for narcotics.
During his speech, Yusen Logistics President Mizushima said: "Today we celebrate a very special occasion for Yusen Logistics worldwide. The opening of TWO brand new GDP-certified warehouses in one day! This milestone represents the strong dedication of Yusen Logistics to continually develop and improve our service to the pharmaceutical industry and I am very honoured to be able to witness this important moment today. I sincerely thank our customers for their support and for trusting us with their products. We will never forget that at the end of every supply chain, there is a patient."
This additional 20,000 m² of GDP-certified warehouse is a substantial expansion to the services that Yusen Logistics already offers in the Netherlands and Belgium to the pharmaceutical sector.