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Kuehne + Nagel doubles down on Flanders-based pharma hub

By adding 11,000 m² - equivalent to about 1.5 football pitches – logistics company Kuehne + Nagel significantly expanded its distribution center for medicines in Geel, Flanders. With the expansion, the pharma hub now covers 22,000 m², making it one of the largest in the Kuehne + Nagel network.

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Picture caption, from left to right: Robert Coyle, SVP Kuehne + Nagel Pharma & Healthcare, Dr. Hansjoerg Rodi, Regional Manager Kuehne + Nagel Europe, Dr. Detlef Trefzger, CEO Kuehne + Nagel, Tobias Jerschke, Managing Director Kuehne + Nagel BeLux, Gerry Bosmans, Director Contract Logistics Kuehne + Nagel BeLux

Meeting increasing demand

According to Tobias Jerschke, managing director of Kuehne + Nagel BeLux, the expansion was necessary. “This is because demand from pharmaceutical companies continues to increase,” he explains. “By aligning our distribution network to meet these expectations, we ensure that hospitals, pharmacies, doctors and patients are supplied on time.”

The hub will also be one of the largest in the Kuehne + Nagel pharmaceutical network. “Our site in Geel, Flanders, is located at the heart of one of Europe's strongest pharmaceutical clusters,” said Jerschke. The multimodal site is close to rail, water and road connections and includes two temperature-controlled rooms for the sensitive storage of medicines.

Our site in Geel, Flanders, is located at the heart of one of Europe's strongest pharmaceutical clusters

Tobias Jerschke
Managing director of Kuehne + Nagel BeLux

50 new jobs

By expanding its pharma hub, where medicines from different manufacturers are grouped in containers for transport, Kuehne + Nagel also creates 50 new jobs. The entire logistics site currently employs 400 people.

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Kuehne + Nagel
Reported by
De Tijd newspaper
24 October 2019

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