MD Logistics LLC (President: John Sell; hereinafter, "MD"), a group company of NIPPON EXPRESS HOLDINGS, INC. (President: Mitsuru Saito), opened the Garner 2000 Pharmaceutical Logistics Center, a dedicated pharmaceutical warehouse in Garner, North Carolina (US), in January of this year, and an opening ceremony was held on March 23.
North Carolina is a key hub for the pharmaceutical industry in the United States, with numerous major pharmaceutical manufacturers and life science companies having expanded into the state. It is also home to many research institutes and universities that have amassed significant medical knowledge and technologies.
The Nippon Express Group has positioned the pharmaceutical industry as a key industry in its "Nippon Express Group Business Plan 2023: Dynamic Growth," and is pursuing the global development of a safe and secure pharmaceutical logistics platform to meet increasingly sophisticated and diverse pharmaceutical logistics needs.
MD has four warehouses in Indiana and one in Nevada, and has established a new warehouse, its sixth in the US, in North Carolina, where pharmaceutical logistics needs are high and expected to grow further.
The Nippon Express Group will continue supporting customers in the pharmaceutical industry worldwide by building a reliable and secure global pharmaceutical logistics platform, aiming to contribute to the health of people around the world.
[Overview of new warehouse]
|Name||Garner 2000 Pharmaceutical Logistics Center|
|Address||2000 Garner Business Park Drive, Garner, NC 27529 USA|
|Total floor area||22,297m2 (240,000ft2)|
|Supported temperature ranges||2º-8ºC / 15º-25º C (two temperature ranges)|
|Key facilities||Full air-conditioning, refrigerated storage, quarantine compliance for pharmaceuticals, surveillance cameras, access control, in-house power generation system|
|Start of operations||January 3, 2023|