The installation includes LED lighting, solar panels, automating and innovative temperature-controlled systems
to maximize efficiency and minimize environmental impact
GXO to share its innovative approach to logistics with pharmaceutical companies
at 61st Simposium IFA in RiminiItaly, in June
TREZZO SULL’ADDA, Italy, June 01, 2022 (GLOBE NEWSWIRE) — GXO Logistics, Inc. (: GXO), the world’s largest pure-play contract logistics provider, today announced the opening of a new state-of-the-art warehouse dedicated to the pharmaceutical industry. Located in Caleppio di Settala (Milan), the 20,000 square meter facility will be equipped with state-of-the-art technology and environmental systems. GXO’s team of pharmaceutical industry experts will attend the 61st Simposio AFI in Rimini, Italy, June 8-10, to showcase the innovative aspects of this new location and the advanced logistics services that GXO can offer to pharmaceutical companies.
“The pharmaceutical and life sciences industry are key growth opportunities for GXO, and this new site is a concrete example of how we are investing to grow,” said Richard Cawston, president, Europe, GXO. “We are pleased to create an efficient, technologically advanced and above all sustainable multi-client warehouse, the ideal site to store pharmaceuticals in an environmentally friendly way.
The site, which is scheduled to open in the second quarter of 2022, is strategically located to meet the needs of the Italian pharmaceutical sector, close to the main surface transport arteries allowing companies to meet the rigorous deadlines required for deliveries to hospitals, clinics, laboratories, pharmacies and wholesalers. The warehouse layout has been optimized for all storage, distribution, co-packing and returns management activities, including a prescription drug area and a Good Manufacturing Practices quarantine area, or GMP. Using state-of-the-art, energy-efficient equipment will allow GXO to maintain the entire warehouse at a controlled temperature, with different ranges depending on the needs of specific products and activities.
The warehouse will also include an automated system for agile and precise picking as well as innovative storage facilities, such as intensive pallet racking structures served by three-sided wire-guided trolleys with semi-automatic positioning. The warehouse’s advanced environmental systems include LED lighting, solar panels and heat pumps – also used in the refrigeration units – and the facility will be completely insulated to reduce temperature dispersion and reduce energy consumption. energy and consumption-related emissions.
In April, GXO released its first ESG report updating the company’s progress towards its ESG goals, plans for continuous improvement as well as the key role of logistics in improving the ESG performance of many leading brands and sectors. in the world. In 2021, GXO received an “AA” ESG rating from MSCI, ranking it number one among its larger industry peers.
About GXO Logistics
GXO Logistics, Inc. (: GXO) is the world’s largest pure-play contract logistics provider and benefits from the rapid growth of e-commerce, automation and outsourcing. GXO is committed to providing a diverse, world-class workplace for approximately 120,000 team members in more than 900 facilities totaling approximately 200 million square feet. The company partners with the world’s largest blue-chip companies to solve complex logistics challenges with technologically advanced supply chain and e-commerce solutions at scale and speed. GXO’s headquarters are in Greenwich, Connecticut, USA. Visit GXO.com for more information and connect with GXO on LinkedIn, Twitter, Facebook, Instagram and YouTube.
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