Temperature controlled fleet extended to over 100 trucks by Movianto Benelux, a European healthcare logistics partner for the pharmaceutical, biotech and medical device industry.
Aalst, Belgium, June 18, 2014 -(PressReleasePoint)- The Movianto Group is dedicated to being the preferred European healthcare logistics partner for the pharmaceutical, biotech and medical device industry. It offers outsourcing services along the supply chain such as warehousing, transportation, cold chain logistics as well as (re-)packaging and (re-)labelling.
In the Benelux Movianto has its own fleet of over 100 actively temperature controlled trucks and vans. Apart from its national and international GDP compliant dedicated transport services (from -30°C till + 25°C), Movianto is operating a GDP compliant distribution network for Cold Chain Shipments between 2 ºC to 8 ºC and for Room Shipments between 15 ºC to 25 ºC. GDP trained drivers deliver healthcare products on a daily basis to wholesalers, hospitals and pharmacists either in a monotemp vehicle or in a dualtemp vehicle.
During the last couple of months, Movianto Benelux replaced and extended its fleet with 18 new EUR6 certified trucks. Although the old trucks were still in a good condition, Movianto Benelux decided to replace them by EUR6 for environmental reasons. With the extension of the fleet Movianto is able to fulfill demands of the increasing volumes in its temperature controlled distribution network.
With the EUR6 standard, coming into force by 1st September 2014, all vehicles equipped with a diesel engine will be required to substantially reduce their emissions of nitrogen oxides. For example, emissions from cars and other vehicles intended to be used for transport will be capped at 80 mg/km.
“Protecting the world in which we and the future generations live, is a concern and a continuing commitment for which all teammates of the Movianto group work together. In our role as a service provider, we are naturally also active in the field of environmental protection. Therefore we decided to replace the trucks in order to adhere to the new environmental norms”, states Peter Roelands, Transport Manager Movianto Benelux.
Moreover, Movianto, as European healthcare logistics provider, of course also places a large focus on the health and safety of its teammates. Movianto Benelux makes sure that the guidelines of ergonomics are respected by using trucks with a lower threshold or loading floor and including comfortable sleeper cabs.
Movianto is a healthcare logistics and transport solutions provider specialized in the pharmaceutical, biotech and medical device industry. For every client, Movianto designs individual outsourcing logistics and transportation solutions, ensuring that products are managed, stored and transported efficiently through the supply chain. A central IT platform guarantees maximum transparency in real time. The Movianto Group is represented in 11 European countries. Over 600 clients place their trust in Movianto’s 1,900 teammates. For further information, please visit movianto.com. Movianto is an Owens & Minor, Inc. company. Movianto is an Owens & Minor, Inc. company.
Owens & Minor, Inc. (NYSE: OMI) is a leading healthcare logistics company dedicated to Connecting the World of Medical Products to the Point of CareTM by providing vital supply chain services to healthcare providers and manufacturers of healthcare products. Owens & Minor provides logistics services across the spectrum of medical products from disposable medical supplies to devices and implants. With logistics platforms strategically located in the United States and Europe, Owens & Minor serves markets where three quarters of global healthcare spending occurs. Owens & Minor’s customers span the healthcare market from independent hospitals to large integrated healthcare networks, as well as group purchasing organizations, healthcare products manufacturers, and the federal government. A FORTUNE 500 company, Owens & Minor is headquartered in Richmond, Virginia, and has annualized revenues exceeding $9 billion. For more information about Owens & Minor, visit the company website at owens-minor.com.