Top pharma group to boost DWC capacity
Dubai, September 15, 2013
Hellman Calipar Healthcare Logistics, a strategic joint venture between German-based Hellman Worldwide Logistics and India's Calipar Integrated Services, has started work on its warehouse extension project at Dubai World Central (DWC), the world’s first purpose-built aerotropolis.
The company plans to double the current warehouse capacity by adding over 12,500 temperature-controlled pallet positions in a new hitech healthcare facility, located next to the existing warehouse at DWC.
Upon completion, Hellman Calipar Healthcare Logistics will be the largest dedicated healthcare warehouse in the region, said a statement from the company.
The company, which presents a unique concept of healthcare logistics services using Dubai as the hub, has been offering its range of services to support secure distribution of its customer’s specialized pharmaceutical and healthcare products across the region through its fully-equipped logistics centre located at DWC.
The significant expansion of its warehouse capacity will enable the company to address the growing demand for its high quality services in key markets.
Commenting on the move, Madhav Kurup, the CEO for Mena region, said “Ever since Hellman Calipar Healthcare Logistics began operations in Dubai World Central it has benefited immensely from the distinct advantages and world-class infrastructure offered by DWC. Especially since this venture is dedicated to healthcare logistics, an industry which is extremely time-sensitive, it was crucial that we have a fast-cycle logistics environment such as DWC that gave us access to fast and efficient multi model logistics platform with global connectivity."
"Our decision to further expand our warehouse capacity is due to the established credibility, industry confidence and ever increasing demand for this operating model using DWC as the healthcare Hub, and we believe that our new facility will help us address customer requirements even more efficiently," he added.
Mohsen Ahmad, the VP Logistics District, DWC, said: "The companies operating in the pharmaceutical and healthcare sector have often pointed to the strategic advantages they enjoy, including the multimodal transport, fast-cycle logistics environment, and proximity to Al Maktoum International Airport and Jebel Ali Sea Port."
"Moreover, DWC also offers hitech infrastructure that will significantly benefit fast-growing healthcare logistics companies such as Hellman Calipar Healthcare Logistics,” he added.
Hellmann Calipar was the first company in the region to invest in a dedicated healthcare validated facility, which was set up after complete validation through simulation exercises for hub processes and freight management.-TradeArabia News Service