Arvato Supply Chain Solutions and Roche Pharma France have entered into a strategic partnership in France. Arvato will thus become the new supply chain service provider for Roche Pharma France, a major healthcare player in France. As part of the agreement that has now been signed, Arvato will in future handle warehousing and fulfillment as well as the distribution of pharmaceutical products for Roche Pharma throughout France, including the French overseas territories.
“We were looking for a reliable logistics partner who could guarantee our high standards in the supply chain and our quality standards for patient care at all times,” says Gwenaelle Rouillon, Head of logistics for Roche Pharma France. Another important criterion was innovation competence, an aspect that both Arvato and Roche Pharma France see as a key strategic segment. Gwenaelle Rouillon: “In Arvato, we have found a partner who can support us in the further development of our supply chains with its logistics and healthcare expertise and innovative processes.” Arvato Supply Chain Solutions was able to convince with a complete solution that covers all pharmaceutical logistics requirements in the two required temperature ranges ambient and cold. “We are very pleased to have won Roche Pharma as a customer and partner. During the implementation of the project, it has already become clear that corporate culture and vision of both companies fit together well – this confirms the partnership approach of the cooperation,” says Nicolas Virmoux, General Manager Healthcare at Arvato Supply Chain Solutions, France.
Arvato offers its services at the site in Chanteloup-en-Brie, east of Paris. “Roche Pharma France is not only an important partner for us. The collaboration is at the same time an important step in achieving our strategic goal of becoming one of the two largest healthcare providers in France and setting the benchmark for order-to-cash processes,” Nicolas Virmoux explains. To this end, Arvato Supply Chain Solutions has recently invested significantly and, for example, equipped the Chanteloup-en-Brie site with state-of-the-art automation technology for the current requirements in the healthcare business. Nicolas Virmoux: “As the second largest healthcare market in Europe, France still offers a lot of potential. We want to further develop this potential through complete solutions and the high quality of our services in strategic partnerships, such as the one we are now with Roche.”