The leading logistics provider for pharmaceuticals and healthcare

H.Essers has been a pioneer in pharmaceutical logistics since 2006, when we became a dedicated network for the pharma industry. We boast a strong European network with warehouses in Belgium, Romania, Germany, Spain, Italy and Denmark. As an asset-based company, we also have our own fleet, warehouses, systems and procedures, all of which meet the strictest quality and compliance requirements with regard to temperature conditions, traceability and security. H.Essers develops all-in supply chain solutions for leading pharmaceutical companies.

Temperature-controlled transport

Our dedicated pharma fleet and highly qualified carriers ensure that your products are transported under the right conditions. The temperature is monitored 24/7 at our control tower, where we track the location of your cargo in real-time. The control tower interacts with the driver and the trailer systems to ensure the optimum temperature and security at all times. Our European intervention contract allows us to respond swiftly to incidents. To further optimise flows, we have bi-temp trailers for ambient, cold and frozen transport. We also have a GDP-certified, cross-dock network for pan-European distribution that we can draw on to consolidate LTL cargo. Regardless of your cargo type, our track & trace platform offers you full visibility on transport data.

Secured transport

From warehousing to transport, security is paramount at H.Essers, as evidenced by our TAPA TSR certification. In addition to 24/7 cargo monitoring by the control tower, we also have security trailers with electronic and remote locking systems, a panic button and theft sensor. Additionally, all trailers can be instantly identified from above, which makes H.Essers a dependable and trustworthy partner from door to door.

Warehousing

H.Essers is a dedicated supply chain partner with European warehousing facilities for pharmaceuticals of all kinds, from vaccines and OTC medications to animal health products. We possess both GDP certification and all necessary authorisations from the Ministry of HealthTo ensure maximum security, all of our warehouses are equipped with alarm systems, personalised access controls in different security areas and camera surveillance. Multiple temperature zones (ambient, cold and frozen up to -80 °C) ensure that your products are stored at the right temperature. Our GDP-certified WMS provides full traceability of all movements inside the warehouse. We distribute your goods both regionally and globally from our European warehouses and provide a comprehensive solution for your supply chain.

Value added services

H.Essers is a one-stop shop for pharmaceutical logistics with custom solutions in the form of value-added services. Our dedicated zones for repacking, relabelling and replacing leaflets allow us to carry out rework activities and late product differentiation. Our other activities include decommissioning products, tracking drug serial numbers and providing sample picking and storage. We also boast a dedicated handling area where we pack temperature-sensitive goods in thermoboxes for air and sea shipments. Augmented reality automatically determines the ideal stacking patterns for our thermobox products. The use of dry ice and liquid nitrogen allow for packing and shipping at temperatures ranging from -20 °C to -196 °C. In short, we can develop a reliable solution for virtually any challenge.

Quality

As a pharmaceutical company, you choose your partners with care. At H.Essers, all of our activities and services exceed the highest quality standards. To guarantee this, we have developed an in-house quality management system based on certified standards such as GXP and ISO. We are always looking for new ways to optimise our procedures to ensure that your patients and products receive the care they deserve.

Biopharma

Our extensive experience with cold and frozen products helps us develop first-rate solutions and processes for highly sensitive goods, such as vaccines. This expertise proved crucial during the COVID pandemic, when vaccines needed to be delivered quickly, safely and under the right conditions.

Controlled drugs

H.Essers offers integrated solutions for storing and transporting medications. Our warehouses have dedicated high-security cages with camera surveillance that are regulated by the Ministry of Health. We guarantee the highest level of security for even the most challenging of goods.

Healthcare / Hospital Logistics

Hospital Logistics is a subsidiary of H.Essers that provides healthcare institutions with a one-stop shop for their logistics needs. To help these institutions focus on their core tasks, we take care of their entire supply chain – from purchasing, stock management and picking & packing sterile and non-sterile medical supplies to delivery and administrative processing at the department level. We also help develop and implement integrated processes from supplier to patient, all so they can provide the highest level of patient care.

Last-mile distribution

As a committed supply chain partner, we take care of last-mile deliveries to wholesalers, pharmacies, hospitals, doctors and patients. Our regional carrier network guarantees the timely, and temperature-controlled delivery of your goods. You can access a detailed overview of the delivery status thanks to our track & trace platform. All of this makes H.Essers the leading logistics partner from our warehouse to your client’s doorstep and beyond.

Intermodal

H.Essers develops flexible, efficient and sustainable synchromodal transport solutions. Thanks to our own rail terminal, we provide GDP-compliant pharmaceutical transport across a European rail network – including to and from destinations in Asia. Our hubs are connected synchromodally via barge, rail and road. We have also invested in our temperature controlled Coolbox, which was specifically developed for the pharmaceutical sector and can be transported via road, rail, sea and inland waterway. The result: a door-to-door solution with 24/7 monitoring and guaranteed interventions in the event of an incident. With H.Essers, your goods are in great hands.

GDP & GMP

As a reliable all-in logistics partner for pharmaceuticals and APIs, we always work according to GDP and GMP guidelines. Your goods are stored and handled in GDP certified facilities (warehouses and cross-docks). Rework activities, including labelling, (re)packing and changing leaflets, are carried out in our GMP certified workspaces. In addition, our in-house Quality Management System is based on GDP and GMP guidelines. Regular audits by the Ministry of Health attest to our ongoing compliance.

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