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Yusen wins supply chain deal with ProStrakan

Galashiels, Scotland: Yusen Logistics is providing a one-stop-shop solution – encompassing air, sea and land transport – to meet the international supply chain requirements of UK-based pharmaceutical company, ProStrakan.

Galashiels-based ProStrakan, a member of the Kyowa Hakko Kirin Group and is one of Europe’s fastest growing speciality pharmaceutical companies, needed reliable, international coverage for its range of prescription drugs.

Nick Whitaker, supply chain manager, ProStrakan, says:  “We were looking for a genuine one stop shop for our international supply chain requirements – we need the highest quality air, sea and land based solutions for our different product groups and markets. We chose Yusen Logistics for their genuine ability to offer these along with central control, which is vital when prescription drugs are being handled, and a personal response and service to our team operating within our different product groups.”

The Yusen Logistics solution for ProStrakan responds to highly complex requirements, which are both time and temperature sensitive. The service covers both air-freight and temperature-controlled container shipping as well as pan-European road transport. Air freight is organised between the US and the Far East and between India and the UK, while temperature-controlled container shipping is organised between Europe and the US.

The European operation involves the temperature-controlled distribution of product from ProStrakan’s manufacturing plants to delivery points throughout Europe by means of Yusen Logistics’ unique Pharmaceutical Superhighway.

The Pharmaceutical Superhighway is based on a dedicated strategic transport network using specialist hubs that consolidate/load share and cross-dock product for onward delivery throughout Western and Eastern Europe and beyond.

The GDP/MHRA-approved hubs in Belgium and the UK also offer storage and a complete range of value-added services to the healthcare sector with additional support through depots in Germany and Italy.