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Significant Warehousing & Distribution Win For Movianto

One of the world's largest manufacturers of drugs that combat bacterial infections, cardiovascular disease and tuberculosis, Lupin Pharmaceuticals, has selected Movianto to provide warehousing and distribution services for its UK market entry.

Lupin Pharmaceuticals' warehousing and distribution operation will be run from Movianto's Bedford operations centre and warehouse facility. From this central location, individual product lines will be picked and transported overnight via Movianto's 30,000m2 capacity UK network of eight strategically located MHRA (Medicines and Healthcare Products Regulatory Agency) approved depots for next day delivery to wholesalers and pharmaceutical chains.

Karl Roberts, Vice President Generics, Lupin (Europe) Ltd, commented: “Our reasons for choosing Movianto for our UK market entry were twofold. Lupin required a logistics partner with access to and an innate understanding of the UK's complex healthcare supply chain. We also required a guarantee of next day delivery with full accountability and real time access to stock levels and product location and movements to meet our projected expansion plans. Movianto fulfilled both criteria.”

Movianto will distribute Lupin Pharmaceutical product lines using its network fleet of vehicles fitted with Masternaut™ Technology satellite tracking systems. This provides a complete audit trail from the point at which Lupin's products enter the Movianto supply chain to the point at which they leave it. In combination with its PKMS warehouse management, SAP sales order processing and centralised vehicle scheduling systems, full real-time access to the status and location of customer goods entrusted to Movianto can be provided.

Movianto's Head of UK Sales and Marketing, David Perfrement commented, “We are only too pleased to be of service. Movianto works with many manufacturers entering the UK market. We are able to offer the benefit of our healthcare experience to aid their transition into our local market. Lupin Pharmaceuticals is one of the world's major drug manufacturers and this represents a significant win for our business development team.”

About Movianto UK

Movianto UK (formerly Healthcare Logistics) is a subsidiary of the Movianto Group, the logistics and distribution business unit of Celesio AG, Europe's largest pharmaceuticals trading company. With its more than 800 strong team throughout the UK, Movianto UK can deliver to every UK hospital and pharmaceutical wholesaler every day via its network of 8 strategically located depots. The company also delivers chilled and ambient medicines and healthcare products to supermarkets, pharmacies, GPs, nursing homes and direct to patients' homes on a next day basis.

About Movianto Group
Movianto provides the pharmaceutical, biotechnology and healthcare industry with innovative logistics and distribution solutions across a network of nine European countries. Movianto's 400 international clients, including the world's ten largest pharmaceutical manufacturers, benefit from a broad range of pharmaceutical logistics services and the variety of distribution models at national, regional and European level. Providing consistently high levels of quality and securing transparency of the supply chain are at Movianto's highest priority. Clients are able to profit from the specialist knowledge offered by Movianto's more than 1,500 employees. For further information, please visit www.movianto.com

Movianto UK Limited
Progress Park
Bedford
MK42 9XE
T: 0870 870 0190
F: 01234 248 700
www.movianto.com

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