World Courier Bolsters Global Presence with New Offices and Enhanced Capabilities
March 8, 2018
LONDON – World
Courier, a global leader in specialty logistics and a part of AmerisourceBergen,
announced today that it recently opened four new offices in strategic markets
worldwide. The new offices, coupled with enhanced service capabilities
network-wide – like industry-leading quality management standards and the
development of personalized supply chain teams to support key specialty
segments – better position the company to meet its customers’ evolving needs.
The offices, in part, enable the company to meet the growing demand for specialty services like time- and temperature-controlled transport and provide World Courier with greater visibility into the local market regulations and operational environments. The offices are located in:
- Chengdu, China
- Manila, Philippines
- Vilnius, Lithuania
- Belgrade, Serbia
“With the increased globalization of biopharmaceutical
supply chains, we recognize the demand for a logistics partner that not only
delivers best-in-class specialty logistics services but also offers local,
in-market expertise and resources,” World Courier President Sam Herbert said. “Our
new offices, located in key markets in Asia and Europe, will enable us to build
relationships with local customs and regulatory authorities and better position
us to serve our customers’ unique needs, such as the growing demand for
temperature control solutions.”
In addition to the new offices, World Courier is expanding its facilities in Feltham, U.K., and Boston, U.S. The facility expansions and new offices will increase the company’s global presence and its worldwide network, which is comprised of 140-plus company offices that span more than 50 countries. In January, World Courier announced it achieved Good Distribution Practice (GDP) certification across its global network of offices. It is the first logistics company to attain GDP certification against three major GDP standards with international implications.
World Courier also unveiled the creation of its international personalized supply chain teams that support three specialty areas: direct-to-patient, cell and gene therapy and clinical trials execution. These technical experts will work directly with World Courier’s customers, offering a combination of project management and customer service expertise to deliver a customized service tailored to their specific requirements and, ultimately, connect patients with the vital treatments they need.
“As our industry changes, we continue to evolve – through investments and innovation – to meet the demands of today’s patients,” Herbert said. “Whether it is adding new offices to increase our global presence or adopting innovative technologies to address unmet needs, we pursue opportunities that enable us to optimize the supply chain for our customers and strengthen our position as a best-in-class specialty logistics provider.”
About World Courier
World Courier is a global specialty logistics company that designs world-class supply chain programs in complete alignment with customers’ business goals. The company delivers ultimate peace of mind for the transport and storage of time- and temperature-sensitive products. For more than 45 years, only World Courier has delivered the unsurpassed knowledge, global reach and flawless supply chain execution needed to become the most trusted specialty logistics company in the world. For more information, visit worldcourier.com.
AmerisourceBergen provides pharmaceutical products, value-driving services and business solutions that improve access to care. Tens of thousands of healthcare providers, veterinary practices and livestock producers trust us as their partner in the pharmaceutical supply chain. Global manufacturers depend on us for services that drive commercial success for their products. Through our daily work — and powered by our 21,000 associates — we are united in our responsibility to create healthier futures. AmerisourceBergen is ranked #11 on the Fortune 500, with more than $150 billion in annual revenue. The company is headquartered in Valley Forge, Pa. and has a presence in 50+ countries. Learn more at amerisourcebergen.com.