Panalpina Singapore Logistics Center Receives GDP Certification
Swiss-based provider of forwarding and logistics services Panalpina, recently announced they had received Good Distribution Practice (GDP) certification for their new logistics center in Singapore.
This new award comes after their facility in Bogotá, Columbia received GDP in August earlier this year. Singapore is home to many manufacturing facilities of the world’s top pharmaceutical companies. Panalpina now has 32 locations around the world with GDP certification.
To be awarded the GDP certification, stringent requirements for the handling, storage and distribution of pharmaceuticals must be strictly adhered to. The Health Sciences Authority (HSA) of Singapore undertook a rigorous inspection of Panalpina before the certificate was issued. To receive the certification in Singapore, companies must demonstrate compliance with HSA GDP guidelines.
Panalpina is now fully authorized to store, handle and distribute medicines in the local market and export them to other countries on behalf of pharmaceutical companies.
Managing Director for Panalpina Singapore and Malaysia, Gino Marzola said, “The pharmaceutical sector in Singapore has developed enormously since 2000 and the companies are increasingly outsourcing the logistics for their highly sensitive products, healthcare supply chains have a zero-fault tolerance, and the GDP certification for our brand-new facility demonstrates that we can meet that requirement. We also give pharmaceutical companies access to a global, quality distribution network for their products.”