DHL Supply Chain Turkey is the first logistics company to gain a Veterinarian Representative Pharmaceutical Warehouse license that authorizes it to store and handle animal health products in that country.
DHL Supply Chain Turkey made this strategic move following a change in legislation effective as of January 2013, stating that animal health products have to be housed in licensed warehouses with a veterinary representative available.
The animal health industry, valued at $22 billion globally in 2011, has an annual growth rate of two percent.* To meet part of that growing demand, DHL’s Life Sciences & Healthcare sector facility in Esenyurt, Turkey, will be used to store and process animal health pharmaceuticals in line with standards set out by the Turkish Ministry of Food, Agriculture and Livestock
With this license DHL Supply Chain Turkey will provide authorized warehousing and value-added services (VAS) such as labeling and secondary packaging for the animal health products licensed by the Ministry of Food, Agriculture and Livestock. It is already providing warehousing, distribution and Value Added Services for more than 30 leading pharmaceutical and medical devices manufacturers in the facilities with a Representative Pharmaceutical Warehouse license issued by Ministry of Health.
"DHL is the foremost provider in the healthcare sector in Turkey," comments Hakan Kırımlı, Managing Director, DHL Supply Chain Turkey,. "Gaining this license allows us to continue to lead the way. We will continue to simplify our customers’ lives with our services and create solutions today for the challenges of tomorrow."
"This license means that we can increase our capability, which will help our customers with managing veterinary products throughout their supply chain," explains Mike Meakin, Vice President, Global Quality Regulatory & Compliance, Life Sciences & Healthcare, DHL Supply Chain. "We are continuing to invest resource and specialized expertise in this sector to deliver best practice to the growing animal healthcare market."