05 February 2013

UPS Expands Healthcare Distribution Facility in Burlington, Ontario

- UPS has 11 dedicated healthcare facilities in Canada 

Atlanta - 05 February 2013 - UPS today announced expansion of its global healthcare distribution facilities in Burlington, Ontario, Louisville, Ky., Mira Loma, Calif., Atlanta, Ga., and Reno, Nev. The new expansions add nearly 800,000 sq. ft. to UPS's global network of 37 dedicated healthcare facilities. 

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 Canadian market. 

In October 2012, UPS announced the expansion of its healthcare distribution network in the Asia-Pacific region, with the opening of three new facilities in Hangzhou, China, Shanghai, China and Sydney, Australia. 

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. 

UPS facilities meet all applicable government accreditations, licenses 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 (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. 

Source: UPS