Expansions latest in series of additions to global dedicated healthcare
MISSISSAUGA, ON, Feb. 5, 2013 /CNW/ - UPS (NYSE: UPS) today announced a
significant expansion of its global healthcare distribution network in
five key markets in North America. Expanding locations include
facilities in Burlington, Ontario, Louisville, Ky., Mira Loma, Calif.,
Atlanta, Ga., and Reno, Nev. The new expansions add nearly 800,000
square feet (sq.ft.) to UPS's global network of 37 dedicated healthcare
facilities, which now total nearly six million sq. ft. of distribution
This investment represents the most recent installment of UPS's ongoing
commitment to serve the distinctive needs of healthcare clients around
the world. UPS announced the expansion of its healthcare distribution
network in the Asia- Pacific region in October 2012, with the opening
of three new facilities in Hangzhou, China, Shanghai, China and Sydney,
Several industry trends are driving the expansion of UPS's global
healthcare network, including increasing globalization, complex
regulatory oversight, heightened focus on outcomes and a growing need
for specialized healthcare services, such as temperature-sensitive
solutions. The latest expansions were driven by the growth of UPS's
healthcare customers and the UPS global healthcare strategy that
supports customers as they grow and adapt to these trends.
"UPS is committed to investing in our global network and supporting
industry demand to meet customer needs for increased speed, flexibility
and efficiency," said Bill Hook, vice-president, global strategy, UPS
Healthcare Logistics. "Our healthcare customers are creating value
through our broad network and single global technology platform."
UPS facilities meet all applicable government accreditations, licences
and maintain geographic-specific regulatory requirements, such as those
of the Food and Drug Administration (FDA), Drug Enforcement Agency
(DEA) and Health Canada, among hundreds of others.
UPS Healthcare facilities offer distribution space with temperature and
humidity-controlled environments which help keep products in optimal
conditions during storage. Each of the expanded facilities is designed
to serve the warehousing and distribution needs of pharmaceutical and
medical device manufacturers. Specifics of the expansions include:
UPS has 11 dedicated healthcare facilities in Canada, including three on
UPS's Burlington, Ontario, logistics campus, which is located near
three major international airports. With the latest expansion of more
than 200,000 sq. ft. to the Burlington campus, UPS now has nearly
600,000 sq. ft. of healthcare distribution space in this campus. All
UPS healthcare Canada facilities are strategically located to serve the
The latest expansion in Louisville, Ky., adds a new 225,000 sq. ft.
facility to UPS's healthcare distribution space in its flagship
location, which already includes three buildings totalling more than
one million sq. ft. of dedicated healthcare space. UPS's Louisville
healthcare campus is strategically located near UPS's Worldport global
air hub to provide next-day delivery for air shipment orders received
as late as 11 p.m., EST as well as UPS ground deliveries within two
days or less to 70 per cent of U.S. locations.
Mira Loma, Calif.
The expansion in Mira Loma, Calif., adds more than 220,000 sq. ft. to
the existing facility, resulting in a total of more than 350,000 sq.
ft. of healthcare distribution space in this location.
The addition of a new UPS healthcare facility in Atlanta, Ga., adds more
than 90,000 sq. ft. within the existing two facilities, resulting in a
total of more than 200,000 sq. ft. of dedicated healthcare space.
The expansion in Reno, Nev., adds more than 55,000 sq. ft. to the
existing facility totaling more than 150,000 sq. ft. of dedicated
healthcare space in the Reno area.
For more information on UPS's healthcare services, visit www.ups.com/healthcarelogistics.
UPS (NYSE: UPS) is a global leader in logistics, offering a broad range of solutions
including the transportation of packages and freight; the facilitation
of international trade, and the deployment of advanced technology to
more efficiently manage the world of business. Headquartered in
Atlanta, UPS serves more than 220 countries and territories worldwide.
The company can be found on the web at UPS.com and its corporate blog can be found at blog.UPS.com. To get UPS news direct, visit pressroom.UPS.com/RSS.
SOURCE: UPS Canada Ltd.
For further information:
Erick Bauer, APEX Public Relations
Robyn van Teunenbroek, UPS Canada