17 May 2016Logistics leader will support Kuwait healthcare system with dedicated 9,000-sqm warehouse
Kuwait - Agility, a leading global logistics provider, won a five-year contract with medical and pharmaceutical supplier YIACO Medical Company to provide specialized warehousing and other services in support of YIACO's work in the healthcare industry for both public and private sectors.
Agility is to store medicines and medical equipment supplied by YIACO and handle administration of the Ministry of Health's stamp on orders filled by YIACO.
Dr. Bader Alzaid Altraji, CEO of YIACO for Kuwait and the region, said: "This partnership unifies our logistics under one roof and allows us to increase quality and efficiency while ensuring high standards of compliance. Agility's experience in supply chain management and its advanced warehouse facility enable us to efficiently serve more than 1,500 pharmacies, public and private, along with hospitals."
Ali Mikail, Agility Senior Vice President for Kuwait and the Levant, said: "YIACO is the biggest private-sector supplier to the Ministry of Health. Agility's services will ensure that YIACO can continue providing high quality, efficient services to the Ministry. We are committed to supporting YIACO so that these important services continue to be seamless and timely."
The 9,000-sqm Agility facility, licensed by the Ministry, uses advanced warehousing technology and equipment to manage receipt, storage, distribution and reverse logistics. It is equipped with a temperature-controlled zone for sensitive medicine, as well as a secure area for high-value medical equipment and pharmaceutical goods. The warehouse also includes a quarantine area for goods pending approval and/or licensing by the Ministry of Health.
Agility brings efficiency to supply chains in some of the globe's most challenging environments, offering unmatched personal service, a global footprint and customized capabilities in developed and developing economies alike. Agility is one of the world's leading providers of integrated logistics. It is a publicly traded company with more than $4.3 billion in revenue and more than 22,000 employees in over 500 offices across 100 countries. Agility's core commercial business, Global Integrated Logistics (GIL), provides supply chain solutions to meet traditional and complex customer needs. GIL offers air, ocean and road freight forwarding, warehousing, distribution, and specialized services in project logistics, fairs and events, and chemicals. Agility's Infrastructure group of companies manages industrial real estate and offers logistics-related services, including e-government customs optimization and consulting, waste management and recycling, aviation and ground-handling services, support to governments and ministries of defence, remote infrastructure and life support.
For more information about Agility, visit agility.com
About YIACO Medical Company
Founded in 1953, YIACO Medical Company, Kuwait's leading marketing agent for multinational research-based pharmaceuticals manufacturers as well as medical and dental equipment, was established to cater to the modern healthcare system in Kuwait and abroad. A leading healthcare network, YIACO Medical Company has successfully diversified in heath sector with business divisions in pharmaceuticals, medical and dental equipment, as well as medical centers and a pharmacy chain. Listed in the Kuwait Stock Exchange since 2007, the organization has a proven track record in delivering intelligent and innovative solutions that keep patient and community wellbeing the center of its focus.
For more information about YIACO, visit www.yiaco.com
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