Location pharma EDC for brownfield & greenfield alternatives

April 6, 2016 2403

Abbott is one of worlds largest pharmaceutical companies producing and shipping a wide range of nutritional, pharmaceutical, hospital and diagnostics products around the world.

Abbott decided to restructure its European supply chain in order to increase its profitability. Abbott wanted to locate the new central warehouse in the Benelux area to service the UK, Germany, the Benelux, Scandinavia and export to the rest of World.

A location study was performed for a site of approx. 50.000 m2. Available locations (brownfields and greenfields) in the Benelux which were selected on the shortlist were visited by client and Groenewout. The sites were validated against site selection criteria within the fields of costs, proximity’s, risk mitigation, site specifications and labor by the use of a multi criteria analysis tool.


  • Optimal location was found and recommended within four week period
  • Groenewout’s expertise in real estate in the Benelux, regulation kwowledge and negotiations tactics facilitated the rapid selection
  • Groenewout’s expertise in pharma along with an integrated approach provided client with the full picture.
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50 years of experience

Consulting firm with over 50 years of experience.

European database

Availability of a European logistics database with benchmark figures on transportation and warehouse costs.

Network design

Full scope expertise on network design, as well as warehouse design (conceptual layout, logistics - and storage equipment) and logistics building design (engineering and investment calculations).

Implementation support

Ability to support implementation of new logistics concepts (70% of Groenewout revenue is with existing customers in follow-up/implementation projects.

Extensive knowledge

Extensive operational knowledge, hands-on, pragmatic and bottom-up approach.

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