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Kuehne + Nagel opens cold chain warehouse in Chile

Steve Rogerson
July 24, 2018
Logistics provider Kuehne + Nagel is targeting the growing pharma and healthcare industry in South America with a dedicated warehouse facility in Chile using the latest cold chain technology.
Due to open next month, the logistics hub in Santiago will provide a multi-modal logistics system for temperature-controlled door-to-door transportation. The new facility further underlines Kuehne + Nagel’s commitment to expand its GXP compliant warehousing and forwarding services worldwide.
While eco-friendly built and equipped, the logistics hub complies with the highest security standards and the latest technology to increase operational capacities. The facility will provide an area of 17,600 square metres for storage and distribution of temperature-sensitive products, which can be extended to 23,300 square metres, including a cold chamber to handle temperature requirements of 15 to 25˚C and 2 to 8˚C.
A renewed laboratory for quality control helps its customers comply with the regulatory requirement to carry out local analysis of imported pharmaceutical products. Additionally, GMP compliant repackaging and relabeling areas 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.
“With more than 40 years demonstrating commitment to the Chilean market, this cutting-edge facility will leverage the knowledge and experience of our specialised teams and enable Kuehne + Nagel to offer its unique pharma solutions to an extended customer base,” said Ingo Goldhammer, president of Kuehne + Nagel in South and Central America. “This investment is in line with our strategic on-going commitment to the pharma and healthcare industry globally strengthening our position as a leading player in pharma logistics.”