Inside Logistics

GENCO opens first Canadian healthcare DC

Toronto-area facility will serve a medical industry client


November 24, 2014
by MM&D Online Staff

PITTSBURGH, Pennsylvania—GENCO has opened its first healthcare distribution centre in Canada to serve a major medical device and supplies manufacturer.

The facility, located in the greater Toronto area, is utilized to distribute medical-surgical products, cold-chain biologics and spare parts to hospitals and distributors. This facility increases GENCO’s total Canadian footprint to more than nine million square feet of managed warehouse space throughout four provinces. GENCO opened its first Canadian facility in 1997.

The manufacturer wanted to standardize its supply chain while lowering costs and chose GENCO as its 3PL partner. With long-standing healthcare and regulatory expertise in the United States, GENCO was selected after demonstrating its ability to support the stringent requirements enforced by Health Canada–the federal department responsible for helping Canadians maintain and improve their health. These requirements include import holds, quarantine and batch isolation for testing. GENCO also maintains Canadian Standards Association compliance.

“We are very excited about this project; especially since it provides yet another opportunity to extend a relationship with a strategic customer operating in a complex supply chain,” says Art Smuck, group president of GENCO’s healthcare logistics and technology solutions business units. “The Canadian market is a strategic priority for GENCO, and we look forward to serving the Canadian healthcare industry through our product lifecycle logistics approach.”