International freight operator expands Irish medical logistics capability 

Ceva opens new controlled environment facility in Dublin

Ceva Logistics has enhanced its capabilities in Ireland with the introduction of a 15,000 ft2 temperature-controlled facility at its Dublin warehouse.

The new building has been constructed as an insulated building-within-a-building on the city's airport industrial park and will allow it to better serve customers with medical products requiring to be kept within a constant temperature range of 15-25 degrees.

Ceva's Managing Director Ireland, Gary O'Connor, said: "Temperature controlled logistics are an increasingly important part of the Irish export market as life sciences manufacturing continues to grow in the country. This new addition to our service offering will enable us to store up to 2,100 pallets of medical products within the 15-25 degree temperature range and cater for growing numbers of customer enquiries where temperature-controlled storage is an essential part of their business."

The movement of medical devices and equipment is a key industry for Ceva, requiring specialist handling throughout the journey. To further aid the growth of this business, the new Dublin unit also features state-of-the-art air conditioning, heating and cooling technology complete with a Sintra system which provides exceptional levels of clean air by using perforated ducts to diffuse the air within the facility.

Having specialist cleanroom facilities, Ceva can also offer customers additional value-added services including re-kitting and reassembling in a controlled environment.

The next stage of the facility's development, which now caters to multiple healthcare customers, will be the introduction of on-site pharmacists which will commence by the end of 2017.

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