Movianto UK Doubles its Cold Storage Capacity and Dedicated Storage for Narcotics

By Movianto Gmbh, PRNE
Tuesday, June 21, 2011

BEDFORD, England, June 22, 2011 -

Movianto UK, the healthcare logistics
ts, has further underlined its
commitment to the pharmaceutical and healthcare industry in the

UK with substantial investment made in the expansion of
their cold chain and narcotics facilities.

The company, based in Bedford with 8 depots across the UK, has
completed an expansion of their facilities for cold storage in time
for the procurement period as stocking starts in the late summer
time. Error-free services in cold storage are an imperative as
sensitive drugs need to be stored between 2°C - 8 °C. This
temperature range cannot be interrupted at any time otherwise the
drugs may be rendered useless, worthless and, in the worst case,
dangerous. Movianto has not only doubled its cold storage capacity
to 4,500 pallet spaces but also installed a temperature controlled
loading, unloading and packing facility. This investment when
combined with Movianto’s unique ability to deliver everywhere in
the UK every day with their own temperature controlled fleet,
re-affirms Movianto as the market leader within the UK.

But it is not only cold chain products that need careful expert
handling. The storage and transport of narcotics must be maintained
in high security environments. The investment made by Movianto UK
encompasses this area of business and the company has more than
doubled their capacity for the storage of narcotics in Bedford and
can safely ensure the safe transportation of the drugs throughout
mainland UK.

To further round off the service offering, the healthcare
logistic specialists are now providing new manufacturing services
which include the kitting, relabelling and repackaging of
medication. Existing clients find these services particularly
useful as it saves them time and resources, for example when
adapting their products to specific market requirements.

Managing Director of Movianto UK, Russell Atkinson commented
“Our continued investment in the UK demonstrates our commitment to
the market and our understanding of the future needs of the

About Movianto UK

Movianto UK is a subsidiary of the Europe-wide Movianto Group, a
leading logistics and distribution service provider for the
pharmaceutical and healthcare industry. With a pallett storage
capacity of over 50,000 spaces as well as eight strategically
located warehouses and depots throughout the country, Movianto UK
is able to deliver to every UK hospital and pharmaceutical
wholesaler on a daily basis with its own fleet. The company also
delivers cold chain and ambient medicines and healthcare products
to supermarkets, pharmacies, GPs, nursing homes and direct to
patients’ homes on a next day basis.

The Movianto Group operates in 13 European countries offering a
total storage capacity of 225,000 pallett spaces. Movianto is a
business unit of Celesio AG. More information on href="">

Richard Shore, Tel. +44(0)1234-248678 / Fax:
Movianto UK, 1 Progress Park, Bedford, MK42 9XE, United

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Vineeta Manglani, Tel. + 49-711/947-67-0, Fax +
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