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Agility Obtains Good Distribution Practice Certification in Ireland 


28 March 2012


DUBLIN - Agility, a leading global logistics provider, has obtained the Good Distribution Practice (GDP) certification for its Pharmaceutical Competence Center (PCC) in Ireland. The certification verifies that the processes and procedures implemented by Agility’s PCC adhere to the best practices in handling pharmaceuticals. These are temperature and time sensitive by nature and fall under strict regulations from the World Health Organization.

“Customers in healthcare and life science sectors demand logistics services of the very highest level,” says Colm McAlinden, COO UK & Ireland at Agility. “The distribution of pharmaceutical products forms an important segment of integrated supply chain management in these industries and is usually very complex. Various people and different organizations are involved in the process and responsible for the handling, storage and distribution of these products. The GDP certification is further recognition of Agility’s commitment to delivering unparalleled logistics services for customers in the pharmaceuticals and biotech industries.”

The certificate is valid for the PCC in Dublin, Ireland for air and road transportation modes in addition to all logistics activities. It was issued by the Irish Exporters Association to the Life Science sector.

Agility’s GDP certification in Ireland follows Switzerland and France’s recent accreditations as Qualified Envirotainer Providers.

For more information:

Marina Targa
Communications Manager Europe
Basel, Switzerland
+41 61 316 53 04

About the Irish Exporters Association (IEA)

The IEA represents the needs of export industry ensuring that the necessary conditions are created and the necessary support is provided to assist companies to maximize their export sales. The IEA draws its membership from every exporting sector, ensuring that the interests of all industries are represented and promoted at the highest level.

About Agility

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 $4.8 billion in revenue and more than 22,000 employees in 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 defense, remote infrastructure and life support.

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