Novartis’s biggest European warehouse will be set up in Slovenia
The pharmaceutical giant Novartis and its Slovenian subsidiary Lek plant to shift their warehousing and distribution operations to a new logistics centre. The facility will be built adjacent to the Ljubljana Joze Pucnik Airport and will occupy an area of 35,000 sqm. German logistics company Kuehne + Nagel has been appointed to build and manage the facility.
"The construction will be Novartis’s biggest warehouse in Europe and one of its top three globally. Lek will thus consolidate its warehousing and distribution since it will be able to improve service, increase capacity and optimise costs," explained company representatives.
The project was necessitated as Lek’s scope of warehousing and distribution increased significantly in recent years. Currently, the company has more than ten geographically disperse warehousing facilities. This one will have the capacity to hold over 70,000 pallets.
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