UPS grows its cold chain capabilities in Colombia

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Logistics giant UPS has opened a 76,000 square foot dedicated healthcare facility near Bogota in Colombia.

As part of increased investment in its Latin American pharmaceuticals capabilities, UPS' new multi-client facility features temperature-sensitive storage and technology. The centre is expected to help lower costs, streamline inventory and meet increasing demand across Latin America and the rest of world, according to Francisco Ricaurte, UPS Colombia country manager.

Romaine Seguin, UPS Americas region president, added that the centre is situated in a “vital region for the global healthcare industry,” located, as it is, near the Colombian capital of Bogota and El Dorado International airport. “This facility offers greater access to UPS’ first-class logistics solutions for pharmaceutical products and medical devices, providing healthcare customers in the region with the confidence and support they need to achieve their business goals,” Seguin concluded.

UPS’ new facility is only the second healthcare-dedicated facility in the country, and the ninth in the region. It is already Current Good Manufacturing Practice compliant and regulated by the Colombian Ministry of Health and the Colombian Drug Regulatory Authority, or the INVIMA (Instituto Nacional de Vigilancia del Medicamento).

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