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DHL opens new distribution center for life sciences & healthcare industry in Mumbai

- DHL expands global life sciences & healthcare network in key emerging market

- Bundled under one roof: storage and distribution services in a 56,000 m2 logistics center

DHL Supply Chain, the world's leading provider of contract logistics services, is opening a new distribution center for the Life Sciences & Healthcare industry in Mumbai, India. The ultra-modern location is located in the newly built, 56,000 square meter logistics center, which was developed for various customer groups. With this flexible solution, DHL is meeting the requirements of the rapidly growing life sciences industry in India, one of the most important markets for life sciences and healthcare worldwide.

“The new platform in Mumbai enables us to offer our customers an excellent service with which they can expand their business. Life Sciences & Healthcare is a key industry in India for DHL Supply Chain. By building a first-class infrastructure, we will continue to meet the growing need for logistics and warehousing in the future. We have the resources to supply wholesalers, pharmacies and hospitals from our new center in Mumbai, ”says Vikas Anand, Chief Operating Officer of DHL Supply Chain India.

The new DHL supply chain distribution center for the life sciences & healthcare industry offers manufacturers of pharmaceutical products a complete portfolio of innovative services: from order management to warehousing and distribution. DHL's solutions are tailored to the needs of the medical technology and pharmaceutical industries and include special services such as deferral services, logistics for clinical studies and all processes from ordering to receipt of payment. The location is also equipped with environmentally friendly technologies such as LED lighting and wind-assisted ventilation systems.

“DHL is increasingly investing in the markets of the future. Experts predict that India, China and other emerging economies will become major growth engines in the pharmaceutical and medical technology sectors by 2015 and beyond. With the new logistics center, we are offering exactly the special services that our customers in this industry need, ”says Angelos Orfanos, President and Global Head Life Sciences & Healthcare, DHL Customer Solutions & Innovation.

DHL operates more than 150 life sciences locations worldwide with industry-specific solutions. The pharmaceutical market was estimated at 730 billion euros in 2010 and is expected to grow by five to eight percent by 2015. Similar growth rates apply to medical devices with a total market size of 200 billion euros. Emerging markets are forecast to contribute around 75 percent to global pharmaceutical sales growth by 2015. According to IMS Research, India's pharmaceutical market will improve from twelfth place (2010) to eighth place (2015). The share of US sales in the pharmaceutical industry is between four and eight percent.


Photo: The new distribution center offers manufacturers of pharmaceutical products a complete portfolio of innovative services.

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