Kuehne + Nagel opening logistics hub in Chile

   Kuehne + Nagel is opening a logistics hub in Santiago, Chile, with a dedicated warehousing solution for the growing pharmaceutical and healthcare industry in South America.
   The company said the new facility underlines its continuous commitment to expand its GXP-compliant warehousing and forwarding services worldwide. While eco-friendly built and equipped, the logistics hub also will comply with the highest security standards and state-of-the-art technology to increase current operational capacities, Kuehne + Nagel said.
   The facility will have 17,600 square meters for storage and distribution of temperature-sensitive products that can be extended to 23,300 square meters and includes a cold chamber to handle temperature requirements of 15 to 25°C and 2 to 8°C. A laboratory will allow customers to comply with the regulatory requirement to carry out local analysis of imported pharmaceutical products. GMP-compliant repackaging and relabeling following Chilean and international specifications will be available as value-   added services.
   The logistics hub will use clean energy via a geothermal system to keep the temperature of its general area between 15 and 25°C. By occupying the air that circulates through the subfloor, a significant reduction of energy consumption will be achieved, Kuehne + Nagel said.
   “With more than 40 years demonstrating commitment to the Chilean market, this cutting-edge facility will leverage the knowledge and experience of our specialized teams and enable Kuehne + Nagel to offer its unique pharma solutions to an extended customer base,” said Ingo Goldhammer, president of Kuehne + Nagel South and Central America. “This investment is in line with our strategic ongoing commitment to the pharma and healthcare industry, globally strengthening our position as a leading player in pharma logistics.”