13.07 2017

Shipments From New Automated Katren Warehouse in Tyumen Begin

On July 3, a new warehouse, equipped in accordance with the GDP requirements, dispatched its first shipment.

As part of a large-scale investment program aimed at modernizing the logistics system, Katren JSC is re-equipping its own warehouse complexes and redistributing its routes. On July 3, the first shipment was dispatched from the new warehouse of Katren JSC in Tyumen. The automated warehouse complex shall carter for two regions – Tyumen and the neighboring Omsk region, with a total population of more than 5.5 million people.

For the establishment of the warehouse, in 2015, Katren JSC acquired a premise that was equipped in accordance with the standards of Katren. The Tyumen Logistics Complex is equipped with a modern warehouse system that uses radio terminals at each stage of passage of the goods, with pipelines that allow increasing the rate of creation and shipment of orders 2-2.5 times. The complex covers a total area of 6,360 m² and includes a warehouse, storage areas with a special temperature regime, a reception area and office premises. The complex serves requests from pharmacy institutions as well as orders* made by users of the Apteka.ru service.

“The large-scale investment program for the modernization of the logistics system, which Katren JSC has been implementing over the past few years, contributes to improving the operational efficiency of all processes, which in turn gives the company greater resistance to market fluctuations,” said Yuri Bauer, Director of Katren Tyumen Branch.

“The Tyumen warehouse corresponds to the current world GDP standards, and is equipped with the use of modern warehouse technologies, thanks to which it will be possible to deliver orders even to the most remote areas of the Tyumen and Omsk regions in just two days. A wide range of products, more than 15 thousand items, contributes to the growth of turnover and cost reduction, which is an important competitive advantage and one of the strategic goals of our company.”

Katren JSC is a nationwide company and one of the largest pharmaceutical distributors in Russia. In 2016, the warehouse complexes of the company covered a total area of 116 thousand square meters, the volume of trade was RUB 205.6 billion, and the share in the direct medical supplies market equaled to 18.1%. Katren JSC currently interacts with 705 suppliers, is represented by 21 branches throughout Russia and delivers supplies to more than 48 thousand pharmaceutical institutions and points. Katren JSC is a member of the holding company OJSC Katren.

*The term ‘order’ on the www.apteka.ru website and/or in this press statement can be understood as an application submitted by a user of a specified website to Katren JSC on behalf of a pharmacy to deliver the selected goods in compliance with the supply contract entered into between the latter.