High-throughput and modern warehouses is a foundation for further Company’s growth and development, while their establishment is one of the key lines of activities for the logistics department
The Company goes on streamlining their business processes in the warehouses in order to further improve their performance and reduce costs.
Central Distribution Warehouse
A key element of the Katren logistics infrastructure is the central distribution warehouse, located in Khimki, Moscow Region. The warehouse uses narrow-aisle storage techniques and Jungheinrich equipment. All operations are performed through radio terminals.
Every day, the central warehouse sends 19-30 refrigerator trucks that maintain the necessary temperature conditions to all Katren branches.
In 2017 a large project was completed with the purpose of improving the logistic structure of Katren company.
In 2018 all infrastructure facilities under this project reached the design capacity. Each of 17 logistic centers of Katren is built with the use of modern European warehouse technologies and fully meets the GDP requirements.
In 2019, the assortment available for ordering using Apteka.ru in most of the regions served increased to 29 thousand items, and delivery times were reduced to one day.
Many of the warehouse’s business processes were revised in 2020 in connection with the introduction of the Medicines Circulation Monitoring System designed to protect citizens from the purchase of counterfeits and low-quality products. All this took place in the context of the pandemic and the associated high demand for medicines.