Gefco’s life science warehouse in UK
The facility was designed to meet the highest standards in the forwarding of pharmaceutical goods and features different temperature areas: from ambient (15ºC to 25ºC), and cool (2ºC to 8ºC) to frozen (-15°C to -25°C).
Gefco Group has opened its third dedicated temperature-controlled warehouse for the Life Sciences and Healthcare sector. The facility is based near London Heathrow airport, UK. This site complements company’s warehouses in Frankfurt, Germany and Amsterdam, Netherlands. The opening of the new 15,000 sq ft facility, reinforces and expands Gefco’s Freight Forwarding business line offering in the Life Science and Healthcare sector. “We are able to differentiate our service by holding a Wholesale Dealer Authorisation, which demonstrates to our customers that we operate under the same compliant standards that they do,” said Josette Wells, Forwarding Quality & Compliance Director, Gefco. “The Wholesale Dealer Authorisation allows the facility to store human and veterinary medicines as well as medical devices as part of its logistics and transportation services.” The facility also provides high security levels including on-site x-ray screening for air cargo and constant 24/7 monitoring. The new centre is GDP compliant and ISO 9001:2015 certified. “The Life Sciences and Healthcare logistics market is changing and becoming more complex. With the increase in temperature-sensitive products as well as the regulations related to their transportation, companies need to put more focus on control and security,” said Anthony Gunn, Executive Vice President Freight Forwarding, Gefco. “The company has a strong history in the Life Science and Healthcare sector. The opening of this new UK facility reflects Gefco’s continuous investment in this sector.”