Mediq, supplier of medical devices and healthcare solutions, has started building a technologically advanced distribution center in Bleiswijk. This 20,000 square meter facility will house the entire Mediq assortment of over 20,000 products. Upon completion and testing, the Mediq distribution centers in Didam, Moordrecht, Nieuwegein and Oud-Beijerland will gradually move to the new location in the first quarter of 2018.
“With this balanced concept all Mediq business models gain speed, logistics service quality and cost efficiency. Not only for our at-home healthcare solutions but also for provision of medical devices and healthcare solutions to hospitals, health care facilities and primary care practices. This innovation also supports our ambition to grow in volume and assortment,” says Mediq Director Vincent Weijers.
Mediq has chosen this new location in the Prisma Business Park because of its central location and easy access. The new distribution center is being realized by WDP and VDR Construction Group and automated by warehouse logistics specialist Knapp. It will meet the BREEAM sustainability requirements as well as the highest quality standards for safe and secure handling of medical devices and pharmaceuticals.
Ergonomic work environment
For the warehouse staff, limited manual order picking and ergonomic workstations lead to better conditions. 1,500 square meters of the warehouse space will house offices and special areas for activities such as tailor-made ostomy solutions and cleaning and decontamination of medical pumps. The floor space is increased with a 4,000 square meter mezzanine floor for service activities such as medical equipment maintenance and calibration, and repackaging of articles according to customer needs.