UPS to open new healthcare-dedicated distribution facility in Ontario

by Canadian Shipper

MISSISSAUGA, Ont. — UPS is expanding its interests in healthcare with the creation of four new healthcare-dedicated distribution facilities across the globe, including one in Burlington, Ont. The remaining three locations, which bring the total number of global UPS healthcare-dedicated facilities to 30, are located in Singapore; Venlo, the Netherlands; and Louisville, Ky. The new facilities bring the total amount of UPS dedicated healthcare distribution space to more than four million square feet.

“We are seeing increased demand from healthcare manufacturers wanting more agile supply chains. This clear industry trend is driving companies to look for more global solutions and deeper supply chain partnerships,” said Bill Hook, vice-president of global strategy for UPS Healthcare Logistics. “We have a robust pipeline of healthcare business and are continuing to invest in this industry to meet the fast-evolving needs of our global healthcare customers.”

At 177,000 sq ft, the Burlington building marks the 10th dedicated healthcare facility in Canada and the second such facility at UPS’s Burlington logistics campus.

Set to open in the second quarter, the Burlington facility is designed to meet all regulatory compliance and quality assurance needs of healthcare products while providing additional capacity to the Canadian market, according to UPS officials.

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