GXO opens state-of-the-art warehouse for pharmaceutical sector
Facility features LED lighting, solar panels, automation 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 Simposio AFI in Rimini,
“The pharmaceutical industry and life sciences are key growth opportunities for GXO, and this new site is a tangible example of how we are investing to grow,” said
The site, scheduled to open in the second quarter of 2022, is strategically located to meet the needs of Italy’s pharmaceutical sector, with proximity to major surface transportation arteries enabling companies to meet the stringent lead times 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 medications and a quarantine Good Manufacturing Practice, or GMP, area. The use of state-of-the-art, energy-efficient equipment will allow GXO to keep the entire warehouse at a controlled temperature, with different ranges depending on the needs of specific products and activities.
The warehouse also will feature an automated system for agile, accurate picking as well as innovative storage facilities, such as intensive pallet racking structures served by wire-guided trilateral trucks with semi-automatic positioning. Advanced environmental systems in the warehouse include LED lighting, solar panels and heat pumps — also used in refrigeration units — and the facility will be thoroughly insulated to reduce temperature dispersion and lower energy consumption and consumption-related emissions.
In April, GXO released its inaugural ESG Report updating on the company’s progress toward its ESG goals, its plans for continued progress as well as the key role of logistics in raising ESG performance of many of the world’s leading brands and sectors. In 2021, GXO received an “AA” ESG rating from MSCI, placing it highest among its largest industry peers.
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Source: GXO Logistics