10 January 2013

World Courier Opens New Office in Innsbruck, Austria

- Company’s third office in Austria and 152nd in its global network 

Vienna, Austria - 07 January 2013 - World Courier announced the December 2012 opening of its newest office in Innsbruck, the company’s third office in Austria and 152nd in its global network. As the economic centre of western Austria, Innsbruck is a hub for pharmaceutical and high-tech companies. 

“Our customers highly appreciate our local presence in Tyrolia,” says Thomas Hachmann, Country Manager for World Courier (Austria) GmbH. “This close proximity is uncommon in the logistics industry where service providers typically manage accounts from neighbouring countries. With a local office, we now speak the dialect of our customers and can react very quickly when it comes to quotations, quality agreements and non-disclosure agreements. Combined with our superior service capabilities − delivered in a fully GxP-compliant environment − and our new temperature-controlled facilities, we intend to strengthen the relationship with local customers and enhance our position here by offering exceptional value-added service.” 

World Courier’s Innsbruck office is strategically located some 180 kilometers (110 miles) from Munich (Germany), a major European gateway. It is fully equipped with a +5 degrees walk-in refrigerator cell, allowing for the handling of large containers of temperature-controlled pharmaceuticals. The office also maintains four -26 degrees freezers, a +20 degrees controlled ambient area and a warehouse able to accommodate all types of Dangerous Goods except Class 1 (explosives) and Class 7 (radioactive materials). Specialized staff and vehicles meet both IATA Dangerous Goods and Accord europĂ©en relatif au transport international des marchandises Dangereuses par Route guidelines for the transnational transport of hazardous materials. 

World Courier is the largest, most experienced specialty logistics provider in the world, operating a company-owned network of 152 ISO 9001-certified offices in 52 countries including 13 GMP compliant investigational drug storage facilities in key emerging and strategic locations. World Courier was acquired in 2012 by AmerisourceBergen, one of the world's largest pharmaceutical services companies, ranked #29 on the Fortune 500 list. 

Source: World Courier