UPS (NYSE: UPS) today announced it is breaking ground on a new 40,000 square meter built-to-suit healthcare logistics facility in Rome, Italy. The state-of-the-art validated and GMP-compliant facility is scheduled to open July 2022, and will include multiple validated controlled temperature environments for healthcare products requiring -20C to -80C, 2C to 8C and 15C to 25C storage.
The facility will support pharmaceutical and medical device customers in Italy and will provide another direct link from Europe to UPS’s global network.
“We continue to expand our industry leading cold chain capabilities in the European market,” said Wes Wheeler, president of UPS Healthcare. “Our new facility in Rome will service the growth needs of our healthcare clients in a country that manufactures many of the world’s most important sterile pharmaceuticals.”