World Courier Announces New Facility in Wales
London (Dec 16th 2013) – World Courier, an AmerisourceBergen (NYSE: ABC) company, today announced that they are in the final stages of creating a new facility in Wales, with the support of the Life Sciences division of the Welsh Assembly Government, to support existing Welsh clients. Investment from World Courier together with a grant aiming to boost research and innovation, will bring new jobs, and enhanced services and distribution strategies when the sixth UK World Courier office, opens early in 2014.
Simon Beaumont World Courier UK’s Country Manager said "The brand new 250 square metre facility will offer significant benefits, to our growing customer base in South Wales, including locally based drivers and industry leading packaging systems, along with GDP compliant, mapped, calibrated and monitored cold chain capacity, with redundant systems in place. Together with the newly installed controlled room temperature area this will enhance the handling of temperature-sensitive items.
There will also be a large reduction in the number of vehicles running between London and Wales each day, which will result in lowered CO2 emissions and a reduced carbon footprint, in line with World Courier’s ISO 14001 commitments."
Customers shipping biological samples, medical devices and spare parts will benefit from the local presence and improved response times, as well as those clients shipping documents and clinical trial supplies, to ensure that local businesses can maintain their competitiveness.
About World Courier
World Courier is the largest, most experienced specialty logistics provider in the world, operating a company-owned network of 152 ISO 9001-certified offices in over 50 countries including 13 GMP- compliant investigational drug storage facilities in key emerging and strategic locations. With a fully GxP-compliant transport and supply chain system in place network-wide, World Courier meets the most demanding industry and regulatory requirements for managing time and temperature-sensitive pharmaceutical shipments. World Courier was acquired in 2012 by AmerisourceBergen, one of the world's largest pharmaceutical services companies, currently ranked #32 on the Fortune 500 list. For more information about World Courier and AmerisourceBergen, visit WorldCourier.com and AmerisourceBergen.com.