Kuehne + Nagel has been awarded an exclusive contract to manage the logistics activities for Bayer HealthCare Chile – including warehousing, laboratory testing, quality control and distribution.
According to the agreement, Kuehne + Nagel will provide services to handle all of Bayer´s products in the country and also products of other pharmaceutical companies on behalf of Bayer. Furthermore, the scope of responsibilities covers value-added services such as repackaging and labelling as well as special promotions preparation. Another task Kuehne + Nagel will be responsible for is to perform laboratory tests of the products. Those tests are requested by the Chilean import law.
With a team of 50 dedicated staff, Kuehne + Nagel will operate within Bayer's prime facility in San Joaquin, Santiago, in a 4.000 sqm area. This logistics site encompasses five CoolZones for temperature-controlled cargo. Hermann Castro, Director of Bayer HealthCare Chile said: "Bayer is pleased that a company with the experience of Kuehne + Nagel will take charge of its logistics and quality control service, knowing that the high quality standards will be met and synergies will be exploited throughout the whole process."
"We are delighted that Bayer Healthcare entrusts us with the logistics activities in Chile. It is an excellent opportunity for us to provide tailor-made solutions based on our know-how in the handling of pharmaceutical products, and furthermore to learn from the expertise of the Bayer logistics and quality team which we welcome to our company," said Ingo Goldhammer, Managing Director of Kuehne + Nagel Chile, Perú and Bolivia.