Bolloré Logistics, a brand of the Bolloré Transport & Logistics Group, recently invested in a modern pharmaceutical warehouse in Kinshasa.
The inauguration took place on Friday June 17th 2016, in the presence of a representative of the Minister of the economy, Bolloré Logistics’ business partners and a large part of Bolloré Logistics management.
This warehouse extends over an area of 1,000 sqm. It includes areas which are well identified with a zone of preparation for vaccines in 2-8 degrees, an automated blower system allowing maintaining a temperature of 18 degrees in the main zone, secured accesses through automatics doors, a video monitoring system, and a software for the stocks with barcode scanners.
Thanks to these features, the pharmaceutical products and/or vaccines stored in this warehouse retain their value until consumption.
“This facility and our Logistics know-how enable us to support the development of the country in the healthcare sector,” said Yves Debiesme, the CEO of Bolloré Transport & Logistics of the Democratic Republic of the Congo (DRC).
This support is driven in two main directions: Creating a center of excellence by training the next generation of pharmacists to the logistical challenges of the country and invest in modern pharmaceutical structures in order to improve the conditions of storage, transport and distribution from the center of Kinshasa.
For 8 years in the DRC, the Group has been working with the United Nations Development Programme (UNDP), in the delivery of pharmaceuticals to local populations, thanks to a dedicated network of health centers. This experience allowed developing a network of experts in the DRC to meet an ever growing need.
Picture (left to right): Mr. Yves Debiesme, CEO of Bolloré Transport & Logistics of the DRC; Mr. Jean Collins Musomba, Cabinet director, representative of the Minister of National Economy; and Mr. Thierry Ehrenbogen, CEO of Bolloré Logistics.