UPS acquires Bomi Group and expands its healthcare logistics business in Europe and Latin America – Marketing 4 Ecommerce – Your online marketing magazine for e-commerce

The global logistics company UPS (NYSE: UPS), has its plans to acquisition of Italian healthcare logistics provider, Bomi Group to expand the network specialized in health sector services, UPS Healthcare, in Europe and Latin America. Although the value of the operation and the terms have not been disclosed, it is expected that the operation will close at the end of this year, while it is subject to review and approval based on current regulations. The multinational’s financial advisor was JP Morgan Securities LLC.

Founded in 1985, the Bomi Group has more than 150 clients multinationals from around the world. In November 2021, the company had bought the Spanish family business Picking Pharmawhich specializes in logistics solutions for companies in the pharmaceutical, veterinary and cosmetic sectors.

Increased storage, equipment and employees for UPS

Through this transaction, UPS Healthcare will acquire climate-controlled facilities located in 14 countries, as well as 3,000 employees qualified, both in Europe and Latin America. In addition, the 350 temperature-controlled vehicles and 391,000 m2 of global infrastructure, will allow UPS to offer faster delivery times and greater flexibility in production, giving it a significant competitive advantage. In Spain alone, the Bomi Group has more than 66,000 m2, and 180,000 storage pallets, mainly between Madrid and Catalonia.

kate gutmannexecutive vice president and international president of UPS Healthcare and Supply Chain Solutions, said that “As a leading global healthcare logistics company, Bomi improves our service offer and it helps us become the number one provider of complex healthcare logistics.”

For his part, the CEO of Grupo Bomi, Marco RuiniI indicate that “During 35 years in the healthcare logistics industry, our team has developed world-class services designed to meet and exceed the needs of our pharmaceutical and medical technology customers. Joining the UPS team will increase those capabilities and will create an even more integrated and intelligent network for our customers.”

After the closing of the merger, the main directors of Bomi Group, including Ruini, will continue to exercise their functions within the company, in order to avoid service interruptions to their clients. Also the Bomi Group employees will maintain their job responsibilities.

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Growth and expansion plan

This purchase is part of expansion plan of the network and services handled by UPS Healthcare on a per-order basis. meet the high global demand supplies related to health care.

Among the most recent actions aimed at this objective, we can mention the construction and prompt opening of state-of-the-art logistics facilities in Germany and Australia, in addition to the expansion of the campus in Hungary and the Netherlands.

Similarly, the company recently improved its service UPS Premierwith which they can prioritize and track critical shipments within 3 meters of their location anywhere in the UPS global network, providing product visibility, control and recovery for UPS Healthcare customers.

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