Hologic, a global champion of women’s health, has grown tremendously over the last years and has been a customer of DSV since 2001. Their products include testing kits for gynaecology and cancer. The testing kits need temperature control, which DSV’s recently extended state-of-the-art warehouse in Ghent can provide. The new facility is fully temperature controlled, ensuring that the cold chain for the sensitive products is never broken – something essential to Hologic.
The pharmaceutical industry is one of the most heavily regulated. Supply chains of medicines and medical equipment are frequently subject to sensitive temperature regulation. In case of Hologic’s products, the biggest challenge is distribution overseas to Asia and Africa. Over such distances, proper packaging and handling is crucial. Having to destroy products because the temperature conditions have not been respected is expensive.
DSV knows our business, understands our priorities and invests in this cooperation. We have reached the point where we have a very strong foundation and trust in each other – sometimes it feels like we are one big company working together.
–Mark Ewing, International Supply Chain Director, Hologic
DSV’s facility in Ghent serves as the most important warehouse and distribution centre for Hologic globally, managing the handling, ambient temperature and cold chain storage, as well as labelling and repacking of these sensitive products.
Hologic is aiming to improve and save lives through early detection and proactive treatment. It offers a wide range of cutting edge technologies across Breast & Skeletal Health, Diagnostics, GYN Surgical Solutions and Medical Aesthetics. The exceptional and clinically proven products help to detect, diagnose and treat illnesses and other health conditions.