UPS opens healthcare-focused distribution hub in New Jersey
UPS has opened a new healthcare-compliant distribution and warehousing facility in New Jersey. The 208,000-square-foot multi-client hub is the first in UPS’s network to offer medical device companies comprehensive logistics services such as autoclave capabilities, instrument inspection and surgical set replenishment.
Located near UPS’s air hub at Philadelphia International Airport, the facility is fully integrated into the company’s overall transportation and field stocking location (FSL) network which, claimed UPS, “makes it possible for healthcare manufacturers and distributors to reach more than 80% of US hospitals within four hours”.
Commenting on the new facility, David Quintilio, UPS vice president of healthcare logistics, said: “The ability to decontaminate surgical kits, replenish and repackage instruments, and respond quickly to urgent medical needs is pivotal to our customers’ market success, and UPS’s growing warehousing, distribution and value-added services are playing a key role.”
The opening of the New Jersey hub marks the latest in a series of announcements UPS has made in the healthcare space. Others include the acquisitions of Poltraf, Polar Speed, and CEMELOG, along with the opening of a new healthcare centre in Roermond, in the Netherlands.