DHL Supply Chain, the contract logistics specialist of Deutsche Post DHL Group, has further expanded its Life Sciences & Healthcare (LSH) Campus in Florstadt near Frankfurt am Main, Germany. The new branch adds a third, considerably-sized logistics center (32,000 square meters) to the multi-user campus specializing in pharmaceutical and medical products. The new center is within walking distance of both the existing warehouse, which DHL has operated since 2015 for a leading pharmaceutical company, and a second site that opened in January 2018 and serves various prominent customers in the medical and healthcare sector.
The multi-user campus simultaneously offers space for various customers requiring efficient logistics in Germany, Europe or worldwide. DHL provides single-source solutions in Florstadt to suppliers of medical and pharmaceutical products – from customary storage and order picking through value added services such as kitting, labeling or sampling to highly complex and highly automated logistics solutions.
The site is registered in accordance with the German Federal Immission Control Act (BImSchG). A capacity of 10,000 pallet locations has been established in one dedicated section of the facility. What’s more, different temperature-controlled zones – ambient, cooled and freezer areas for temperatures as low as minus 20 degrees Celsius – are available around the clock. Clean rooms can also be set up if requested by the customer.
“Florstadt offers outstanding opportunities for medical and pharmaceutical product suppliers thanks to the skills of our experienced and specially trained team, the strategically advantageous location in the Rhine-Main area and the availability of three temperature zones,” explains Rainer Haag, Chief Executive Officer DHL Supply Chain Germany & Alps. “We’re confident that our facilities and services will help our customers continue to develop and expand their business in Germany, Europe and around the world. Our customers here do not just benefit from our many years of experience in pharmaceutical logistics and our flexibility to individually align operating processes to customer needs. They also enjoy the advantages of the campus’s great location, which offers good connections to all possible modes of transport.”
The multi-user campus in Florstadt is located about 35 kilometers from the heart of the Frankfurt Rhine-Main economic region and offers ideal access to Frankfurt Airport, DHL’s parcel and Express network, and rail and highway networks.
“DHL Supply Chain offers a broad spectrum of services in Florstadt,” says Business Unit Director Murat Erzurumluoglu. “From specialized, manual processing and handling by our specially trained employees to fully automated solutions for pharmaceutical logistics. The site is also a great success for other reasons including our partnership-based cooperation with our customers, training measures for our employees and standardized project oversight.”
Chief Executive Officer Rainer Haag believes that the launch of the new logistics center “represents a further important step on the road to climate-neutrality for DHL Supply Chain’s sites.” The building was honored with the Gold Standard of the German Sustainable Building Council (DGNB). It features a 750 kWp photovoltaic system, heat pumps and a 320-square-meter solar air heating system that continuously supply the carbon-neutral warehouse with environmentally friendly energy and a controlled climate.
The campus in Florstadt also holds all major LSH certifications, such as GMP, GDP and ISO 13485, and keeps abreast of changing regulations.