Inside Logistics

ICS opens pharma DC in Ohio

New facility will be company's flagship location

August 30, 2018

FRISCO, Texas – ICS, a distribution services provider for pharmaceutical manufacturers and a part of AmerisourceBergen, has opened its newest third-party logistics (3PL) pharmaceutical distribution centre in Ohio. The new facility will serve as the flagship location for ICS.

As the largest facility within the ICS network, the new 350,000 square-foot DC will have advanced operations tools and technology, as well as state-of-the-art logistics systems to accommodate products of all sizes, temperatures and storage needs.

Additionally, the new facility is a certified Foreign Trade Zone Solution. This certification allows manufacturers to store products awaiting FDA approval in a duty-free environment.

With the increased emergence of high-value products, such as cell and gene therapies, there is a heightened demand for rigorous and customized storage solutions. The Ohio-based distribution centre will enable the company to meet the market’s growing needs for specialty services, such as time-sensitive and ultra-frozen capabilities, and better position the company to continue meeting each customer’s unique set of requirements.

With the addition of the newest facility in Ohio, ICS now has more than 925,000 square-feet of managed warehouse across four strategic locations within the United States.