German company Phoenix Group will open their logistics centre for the Western Balkan region in the Simanovci industrial zone today. After Prague and Warsaw, Belgrade is the third regional logistics centre of this leading European medication and medical product distribution company.
The facility will be officially opened by the CEO of Phoenix Group, Oliver Windholz in the presence of the president of the Serbian Chamber of Commerce, Marko Cadez, and the Serbian Health Minister, Zlatibor Loncar.
The company’s distribution centre in Belgrade spans over 10,000 square meters with 7,000 square meters of storage and it cost 3 million EUR to build. From here, the company will supply Bosnia and Herzegovina, Macedonia, Albania, Montenegro, Serbia and Kosovo, which combined have over 18 million consumers. The facility in Simanovci will also serve as a custom clearance warehouse for 15 biggest European production companies.
Opening of this logistics / distribution centre is a part of Phoenix Group’s project called “The Bridge between Central and Eastern Europe” and the new concept titled “Regional distribution service model”. Phoenix Group is based in Mannheim and operates in 26 countries in Europe. It has over 150 distribution centres and 2,000 pharmacies. The company also has 34,000 employs, and it distributes 260 million medication packages to over 120 million consumers.
In the Western Balkan region, the company operates under the name Phoenix Pharma and has 200 of its own pharmacies and 600 partner pharmacies. It employs 2,000 people (1,300 in Serbia alone), and its annual turnover is around 470 million EUR.
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