Merck Opens New €20 Million Distribution Center in Brazil

28.02.2024 - Merck will open a new € 20 million distribution center in São Paulo, Brazil to better serve its Life Science customers in the region. The new space, which will be operational in late February, has an area of 13,000 square meters, which is twice as large as the former São Paulo location.

The move to a larger facility supports the country's growing demand for life science products. The outskirts of São Paulo, including the capital, account for 60% of the Life Science customer demand in Brazil. The new space allows for faster deliveries in the region.

"In 2023, the pharmaceutical industry and academic markets in Brazil grew by 10.5%. With that comes the demand for products and solutions offered by our Life Science business sector. The new distribution center allows us to store a more robust portfolio in an appropriate and accessible way,” commented Vinícius Andremarchi, Head of Distribution for Life Science at Merck, Brazil.

The layout of the new space makes it possible to optimize workflows and has more technological equipment and automated, ergonomic workstations for employees. With a well-designed environment, the space has received the Leadership in Energy and Environmental Design (LEED) Gold level certification from the Green Building Council (GBC), the world's largest non-profit organization that steers the construction market towards more sustainable practices.


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