After 18 months of extensive planning and development, MOVIANTO UK is incredibly pleased to announce the opening of their new state-of-the-art sortation facility. The automated temperature-controlled hub will operate in both 15-25c and 2-8c. Go-Live is set for the 13th May 2022.
Centrally located in Tamworth with immediate access to the UK’s motorway network (J10 M42), this new build site will be the epicentre of Movianto’s UK network. Acting as the central hub for their network of regional distribution centres, it will also be the cross-dock for export and non-domestic consignments.
The new network will remove over 600,000 miles per annum travelled by the fleet; a first, but crucial step towards environmental sustainability. With a total of 16 distribution centres across the U.K., the company are now closer to patients than ever before. Movianto is now in a position to begin the introduction of its fully electric fleet, 2022/23 will see Movianto looking to transition up to 30 % of its fleet to electric.
During May 2022, Movianto UK will be expanding the network with the first of 2 additional distribution centres in the north of England. On the 16th May they will open the doors in Worksop (J31 M1).
On the 23rd May the second facility in Newcastle (A1/A19 junction) will open and will complete this network restructure and expansion plans for 2022.
This expansion has been developed to reduce fleet road miles and improve efficiencies in final mile deliveries.
Movianto is part of the Walden Group, founded in 1951. With its one-stop-shop service for the distribution of healthcare products, Walden is now Europe’s market leader for logistics and transport in the pharmaceutical and healthcare industry. Movianto aims to be the preferred European logistics partner for this industry and to offer the best service for pharmaceutical as well as biotechnical products, for medical technology as well as for diagnostics. Along the logistics chain of such products, Movianto as an outsourcing partner offers, for example, warehouse logistics and transport (also temperature-controlled), but also complete solutions such as order to cash or purchasing and procurement services. Movianto’s international clients benefit from a pan-European network, a wide range of pharmaceutical logistics, unique industry know-how and standardised processes in accordance with quality standards such as ISO 9001 and ISO 13485. Movianto employs more than 2,600 people, has space for more than 275,000 pallets in its network of 20 company-owned logistics centres in eleven European countries and operates throughout Europe.
Walden is a family-owned group of companies consisting of six different operating companies, all specialising in logistics and transport solutions for the pharmaceutical and healthcare industries. Walden has 70 years of experience in this field and is today Europe’s market leader with its own logistics centres in 12 countries, more than 5,000 employees and a turnover of 1.7 billion euros in 2020. The group is today led by Stéphane Baudry, the grandson of the founder. With numerous investments, Walden has developed, among other things, digital solutions to increase the safety and quality of its subsidiaries’ processes. The company is committed to the values of integrity, quality and innovation in the service of healthcare.
Laure Murat | Marketing and Communication at Walden Group
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