UPS Expands Healthcare Network in Key Locations Across North America

Cold Chain IQ News
Posted: 01/07/2014

Expansions latest in series of additions to global dedicated healthcare network

UPS today announced a significant expansion of its global healthcare distribution network in five key markets in North America. Expanding locations include facilities in Burlington, Ontario, Louisville, Ky., Mira Loma, Calif., Atlanta, Ga., and Reno, Nev. The new expansions add nearly 800,000 square feet (sq. ft.) to UPS's global network of 37 dedicated healthcare facilities, which now total nearly six million sq. ft. of distribution space.

This investment represents the most recent installment of UPS's ongoing commitment to serve the distinctive needs of healthcare clients around the world. UPS announced the expansion of its healthcare distribution network in the Asia-Pacific region in October 2012, 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. "Our healthcare customers are creating value through our broad network and single global technology platform."

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:


Burlington, Ontario

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.


Louisville, Ky.

The latest expansion in Louisville, Ky., adds a new 225,000 sq. ft. facility to UPS's healthcare distribution space in its flagship location, which already includes three buildings totaling more than one million sq. ft. of dedicated healthcare space. UPS's Louisville healthcare campus is strategically located near UPS's Worldport global air hub to provide next-day delivery for air shipment orders received as late as 11 p.m. EST, as well as UPS ground deliveries within two days or less to 70 percent of U.S. locations.

Mira Loma, Calif.

The expansion in Mira Loma, Calif., adds more than 220,000 sq. ft. to the existing facility, resulting in a total of more than 350,000 sq. ft. of healthcare distribution space in this location.

Atlanta, Ga.

The addition of a new UPS healthcare facility in Atlanta, Ga., adds more than 90,000 sq. ft. within the existing two facilities, resulting in a total of more than 200,000 sq. ft. of dedicated healthcare space.

Reno, Nev.

The expansion in Reno, Nev., adds more than 55,000 sq. ft. to the existing facility totaling more than 150,000 sq. ft. of dedicated healthcare space in the Reno area.

For more information on UPS's healthcare services, visit

Cold Chain IQ News
Posted: 01/07/2014

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