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On August 8, 2022, UPS announced plans to acquire Bomi Group, an industry-leading multinational healthcare logistics provider. The deal will add temperature-controlled facilities in 14 countries and nearly 3,000 highly skilled Bomi Group team members to UPS.
Kate Gutmann, president and executive vice president of UPS International, Healthcare and Supply Chain Solutions, said, "As a leading global healthcare logistics company, Bomi enhances our portfolio of services and accelerates our journey to become the number one provider of integrated healthcare logistics worldwide." . "UPS Healthcare and Bomi Group employees share similar values, and our cultures are rooted in a relentless focus on quality. The combination of our two teams will significantly enhance our healthcare customers' ability to continue to develop and deliver life-saving innovations."
Bomi Group's key leaders, including CEO Marco Ruini, will continue to fulfill their responsibilities to provide seamless service to Bomi Group customers after the transaction closes.Bomi Group employees will also continue to play a key role in the combined organization.Marco Ruini said, "With more than 35 years of experience in the healthcare logistics industry for more than 35 years, our team has developed best-in-class services designed to meet and exceed the needs of our medical technology and pharmaceutical customers," said Marco Ruini. Joining the UPS team will expand these capabilities and create a more integrated and robust global network for our customers."
Bomi Group is a leading Italian multinational company dedicated to providing integrated logistics services to the healthcare industry.Bomi is a logistics partner to more than 150 customers worldwide, including major players in the medical device, in vitro diagnostics, biomedical and pharmaceutical industries. The group operates through its subsidiaries and affiliates in 14 countries worldwide, with a special focus on Europe and South America, employing more than 3,000 people and having its own fleet of vehicles to serve hospitals, clinics, laboratories, pharmacies and home patients on a daily basis.
The acquisition will add more than 350 temperature-controlled vehicles and 4 million square feet (370,000 square meters) to UPS Healthcare's global footprint, providing customers with faster transit times, greater manufacturing flexibility, and products that will help them attract new business. The acquisition will play a key role in delivering next-generation drugs and biologic therapies that increasingly require time-critical and temperature-sensitive logistics," said Wes Wheeler, president of UPS Healthcare. "We are focused on building healthcare logistics capabilities and services that enable our customers to deliver the latest healthcare innovations. ". "We are excited to combine the talent, expertise and capabilities of Bomi Group with UPS Healthcare as we deliver unparalleled solutions to our customers through UPS' integrated global network of intelligent logistics."
The acquisition of Bomi Group is part of UPS Healthcare's ongoing expansion of its network and services to meet growing demand - including Bomi, UPS Healthcare has doubled its global footprint since 2020.
UPS Healthcare also recently enhanced UPS Premier, a technology-driven service that prioritizes and tracks critical shipments within 10 feet (approximately 3 meters) of any location in the UPS global network. UPS Premier brings global visibility, control, reliability and product resiliency to UPS Healthcare customers. These expansions and new services meet the complex and diverse needs of UPS Healthcare customers, helping them turn logistics into a competitive advantage.
UPS Premier has access to "white glove" services for critical shipments, based on a sensor tagging system that prioritizes these packages at each node in the network, as well as preferred delivery services and proactive alerts; a high-visibility tagging system with advanced RFID, grid or cellular sensor technology built in, allowing for the needs of each shipment; pre-configured handling instructions that enable UPS teams to efficiently locate packages and act quickly on bad shipments within the network, reducing the risk to even the most vulnerable payloads; 24/7 monitoring and intervention services; plus, insurance options to limit financial risk; plus global brokerage capabilities, UPS Premier shipments will be on move in the cross-border priority fast lane, avoiding risk and potential delays.