DHL Supply Chain has been appointed by a major global manufacturer to manage its growing warehousing and logistics requirements in Australia.
Fresenius Kabi Australia, a healthcare organisation which supplies a range of pharmaceutical products, has signed a five-year contract with DHL for storage, inbound and outbound functions which were previously managed in-house.
DHL is managing the distribution of Fresenius Kabi Australia’s 400-plus product lines from its healthcare-grade facility at Horningsea Park, where a dedicated team is responsible for receiving, storing and dispatching Fresenius Kabi’s products in the country.
According to DHL, the Horningsea Park site is Australia’s first carbon-neutral warehouse.
It was first established in 2020 as a dedicated facility for storing pharmaceuticals, medical devices, vaccines, animal health, diagnostics and consumer health products.
Temperature controlled for optimal storage of medical products, the site is powered entirely by green electricity.
The 35,000-square-metre site has a 30,000-pallet capacity to manage future growth for customers.
DHL Supply Chain Australia CEO, Steve Thompsett, said he is pleased to fulfil Fresenius Kabi Australia’s 3PL needs.
“Fresenius Kabi has a significant range of products that are used to save lives and help to improve the health of Australians and we’re proud to be trusted with their logistics needs,” he said.
“We’re confident that we will deliver on Fresenius Kabi Australia’s quality requirements at our state-of-the-art healthcare-grade Horningsea Park facility, which meets all global regulations for storing life sciences and healthcare products.
“The Horningsea Park facility also features a 5 Star Green Star rating to help our customers fulfil their sustainability requirements.”
With the corporate mission of ‘caring for life’, Fresenius Kabi puts essential medicines and technologies in the hands of people who help patients.
“DHL is the ideal partner to help us achieve our mission in Australia by providing state of the art logistic and distribution services to provide our products to our customers in a more efficient way,” said Fresenius Kabi Senior Vice-President North East Asia-Pacific, Juan Villar.
“In addition, moving to a carbon-neutral warehouse supports our commitment to leaving a planet worth living on for future generations.”