Pharmaceuticals group Sanofi is consolidating logistics for three divisions in Brazil by establishing a new distribution centre in Guarulhos, near São Paulo which will be operated by DHL Supply Chain.
The project, initiated by Sanofi in 2014, covers all portfolios of Sanofi, Sanofi Pasteur and Medley Brazil. In addition to the operation of the newly installed logistics centre, Sanofi redesigned its distribution networks for the complete Brazilian market and the corresponding export processes.
The development of the new site means investments of €200 million between 2015 and 2020
Guarulhos was chosen as the location due to its proximity to Sanofi’s industrial plants, large consumer centres and main logistical hubs of the country such as the Port of Santos. The site has 36,000 sqm of air-conditioned storage area and almost 50,000 pallet positions.
“The objective of this project was to simplify and enhance Sanofi’s storage operations and distribution network in Brazil. Consolidating these operations into a single distribution centre has enabled us to foster synergies and streamline the entire process,” says Javier Bilbao, CEO DHL Supply Chain Brazil.