Tilburg to become the hub for services in Europe

New DB Schenker logistics center to serve the healthcare sector starts operations in November.

In Tilburg in the Netherlands, a DB Schenker logistics center is being set up specifically to serve the needs of customers in the healthcare sector. Located at the Katsbogten industrial estate, the facility is designed to become the hub for services in Europe and is scheduled to go into operation in November. It is the fourth DB Schenker logistics facility at the Tilburg location.

“The logistics market for the healthcare sector is developing at tremendous speed,” says Leon Janssen, CEO of DB Schenker Logistics in the Netherlands. “We chose this location in view of its central strategic location and because of the many years of expertise in contract logistics available right here in Tilburg. We will provide end-to-end supply chains for the healthcare sector from this hub, and with over 20 years’ experience in this challenging field, we can offer our customers the guarantee of a reliable organization for their logistics operations.”

The 11,500 square meter facility complies with all the latest safety, quality and environmental protection specifications for healthcare products, in line with the current Goods Distribution Practices (GDP). Temperature-sensitive products can be stored in special temperature zones from 2 to 8°C and from 15 to 25°C. A clean room is also available to provide additional services. The preparation of products for shipment and storage in accordance with the customer’s specific requirements can also be carried out in special zones.

DB Schenker has established a competence center in Tilburg for the healthcare sector. The team of specialists will monitor market developments and the development of laws and guidelines in this sector, and will also develop new logistics solutions.

Besides Tilburg, DB Schenker has 26 contract logistics locations in 15 countries that provide services for healthcare and pharmaceutical customers. This network is continuously expanding. Specialized logistics centers were recently opened in India and on the Philippines, with more to follow in Singapore, Sweden and Australia.

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