Friday, July 29, 2011

DSV Solutions to Operate Medical Logistics Warehouse for Danone Division

New Contract for Hospital Nutrition.
Shipping News Feature

NETHERLANDS – DSV Solutions in the Netherlands has won a five year contract to operate a global distribution hub for Nutricia Advanced Medical Nutrition (NAMN), a division of Danone. The new 30,000 sq metre Nutricia-dedicated medical warehousing facility will replace the current country-based warehouses and will create around 100 new jobs at DSV, directly next to its existing location at Venlo Tradeport North.

NAMN provides medical nutrition products such as dietary products and disease specific nutrition for children, sick and elderly people under brands such as Neocate, Fortimel, Flocare and Nutrini. The contract is the latest for DSV, who have for many years had a strong presence in pharmaceuticals, medical devices and products and hospital logistics.

“This new cooperation further underlines Nutricia as a key customer for our Healthcare Solutions,” states Niels van Namen, DSV Business Development Director Healthcare.

“Our organisation has grown rapidly over the last few years and with our highly targeted healthcare approach, we are combining our healthcare experience with the strength and creativity of the DSV network.”

Rien van den Heuvel, Managing Director DSV Benelux, explained that:

“A major advantage in winning this new customer has been the excellent cooperation with local authorities, as well as the real estate developer Goodman, enabling us to quickly respond to Nutricia’s building requirements. Furthermore this new operation reinforces our vision in Venlo as a prime European logistics hub and underlines our historic and strategic commitment to the region”.