Bollore Logistics to open a new pharma unit at Paris Charles de Gaulle Hub

Following the increased demand for healthcare shipments during the pandemic, Bolloré Logistics is reinforcing its healthcare product processing facilities with an 800 m2 extension of a pharmaceutical unit with a temperature of 15 degree Celsius to 25 degree Celsius. With the new unit, Bolloré Logistics now boasts a surface area of 2,200 m2 at its Roissy CDG Hub, divided into three temperature-controlled areas of 2 degree Celsius to 8 degree Celsius, 15 degree Celsius to 25 degree Celsius, and -20 degree Celsius. These facilities are reserved exclusively for processing healthcare product shipments in a secure environment managed by teams trained in Good Distribution Practices (GDPs). Three dedicated dock doors ensure the seamless and temperature-controlled flow of goods for total mastery of the cold chain during operations. The new cell also has a racked area with a 550-pallet capacity as well as a mass storage area. The new facility increases Bolloré Logistics’ capacity to manage cross-docking operations and respond to the specific requirements of each product category, including vaccines and nuclear-medicine products.

“This investment demonstrates our determination to support the health sector in its logistics challenges. Our facilities and solutions are specially designed to respond to requirements on regulations and operational excellence and are adapted to each category of goods transported,” said Pascal Le Guevel, Director of the Bolloré Logistics Roissy CDG Hub.

Bolloré Logistics implements solutions that ensure the safety and integrity of products, including power connections for active containers, monitored unit temperatures, temperature mapping and staff training. The warehouse responds to all the requirements of European GDPs for pharmaceutical products.

“With this environment, we are able to deliver complete and needs-adapted solutions to all our customers, from the preparation of active containers to that of passive packaging, including customised services such as the use of isothermal sleeves and real-time monitoring solutions,” said Franck Philippe, Health Market Director, France at Bolloré Logistics.

Bolloré Logistics’ Roissy CDG Hub benefits from a strategic location, its main advantage being direct access to runways providing direct contact with transport flows. The site is fully secured by powerful systems, including video surveillance 24 hours a day and 365 days a year. The Hub has obtained ISO 9001, 14001 and 45001 certification and IATA CEIV Pharma certification, covering the requirements of the main standards in the distribution of pharmaceutical products, including the European GDPs and the WHO Guide.