- UPS plans to open seven devoted healthcare logistics services in 2023 as the corporate bolsters its capabilities within the high-value buyer phase, CEO Carol Tomé stated on an April 25 earnings name.
- Within the first quarter, the supply big opened round 1 million sq. toes of devoted healthcare house, together with a location in Germany. “This facility can also be near our European air hub in Cologne, enabling prospects to leverage the velocity and attain of our world community,” Tomé stated.
- For the yr, UPS expects to generate greater than $10 billion in healthcare income, Tomé stated. That may be a rise from the $9.2 billion in income its healthcare portfolio made in 2022.
Healthcare logistics has been a vibrant spot for UPS amid an total decline in supply demand. Additionally it is a sexy phase for carriers to spend money on because it’s typically extra worthwhile on a per-shipment foundation than business-to-consumer deliveries.
“Our aim is to change into the primary complicated healthcare logistics supplier on this planet,” Tomé stated.
One huge step UPS took towards that aim was its acquisition of Bomi Group in November 2022. The deal for the healthcare logistics supplier permits UPS to spice up its chilly chain capabilities in Europe and Latin America with the addition of temperature-controlled services in 14 international locations and three,000 workers.
“So far, income and value synergy are working forward of goal,” Tomé stated of the Bomi Group acquisition.
UPS will add 2.3 million sq. toes of healthcare logistics house in its world community this yr, CFO Brian Newman stated on the decision. At 2022’s finish, the corporate had round 17 million sq. toes of “healthcare-compliant warehousing,” based on its 10-Okay.
UPS can also be persevering with to broaden its UPS Premier service, which makes use of sensor know-how to present healthcare prospects elevated visibility and allow shipments to be recovered if delays or different points happen. The service, introduced in 2020, is now obtainable in 45 international locations, with 4 extra to be added this yr, Tomé stated.