Pharmaceutical wholesale company opens branch in Rostock-Laage
The Minister of Economic Affairs, Employment and Health, Mr Harry Glawe, officially opened the new branch of the pharmaceutical wholesale company GEHE Pharma Handel GmbH (GEHE) at Rostock-Laage on 20.10.2018. “A state-of-the-art branch has been established. GEHE acts as a link from the manufacturers to the pharmacies in Mecklenburg-Western Pomerania. In the future drugs will be sent from the location at Rostock-Laage in order to supply patients quickly and reliably”, said Minister Glawe on the spot. There are approximately 400 public pharmacies and 9 hospital pharmacies in Mecklenburg-Western Pomerania.
“We are pleased that our new location enables us, as a well assorted pharmaceutical wholesale company, to secure an area-wide quick and safe drugs supply of the population within the whole of Mecklenburg-Western Pomerania. The advantageous economic conditions at the location Rostock-Laage made it an easy decision to establish our new and most up-to-date branch right here”, said Dr. Peter Schreiner, Chairman of the GEHE-management board.
The company invested a mid single digit million amount at the location
The branch was built on an area with a size of 6.000 m² and has a capacity of 100.000 products. The equipment includes, inter alia, a picking line with commissioning machines, a conveying section for mailing boxes with weight control, a hand scanner (mobile data entry), a hazmat storage container and a temperature and moisture monitoring system.
According to its own statement the company plans to supply approximately 450 pharmacies in Mecklenburg-Western Pomerania and northern Brandenburg with a workforce of 60 employees. GEHE Pharma Handel GmbH invested a mid single digit million amount in the establishment on the new location. “The establishment of the branch will strengthen the healthcare industry in Mecklenburg-Western Pomerania. With a share of 15% of the gross value added the healthcare industry has proved to be the economic engine in the area. One out of five employed persons is working in the healthcare industry. The employment share in this sector is higher than in any other federal state. The potential will be further developed”, said Mr Glawe.