September 02, 2014: CEVA Logistics, one of the world's leading supply chain companies, has obtained the Warehouse under Contract for Pharmacy Authorization for its multi-user warehouse in Ontigola, Toledo, offered by the Spanish Agency for Medicines and Health Products (AEMPS).
CEVA is one of the first logistics providers to obtain this authorization in Spain, for the Ontigola 4,000 sq m operation, demonstrating the company's ongoing commitment to investment in improving quality and compliance for healthcare customers.
The facility has been upgraded to Good Distribution Practice (GDP)* quality standard, which will include a controlled temperature of 15-25⁰C and a cold area of 2-8⁰C for pharmaceuticals including vaccines. A team of 30 people including a pharmacist will be managing the following services: warehousing, picking, recalls and destruction of pharmaceuticals.
At the Ontígola warehouse, CEVA, following its philosophy of continuous improvement, has continued to provide innovations and improvements to quality processes in the conservation of medicines in the thermolabile cold room (2-8ºC) and in the medicine cold room (15-25ºC). The storage service has been optimized, with segregated areas for the conservation of substances and medicines according to their nature, including withdrawn, rejected and returned products.
"CEVA is committed to operational excellence and our company culture is aligned to the pharmaceutical ethos which focuses on driving excellence. We are delighted that our professionalism in the healthcare sector has been recognized," commented Marco Galbusera, Managing Director of CEVA in Iberia.
*GDP is a regulation for pharmaceuticals distribution.