Pharma Logistics and Distribution Center, Waadt (Switzerland)
A large logistics and distribution center was built right off the autobahn exit Puidoux-Chexbres for an international pharmaceuticals group. Its central location makes it easy to supply neighboring European countries.
Three different areas had to be included in the design: a compact high rack storage area, an order commissioning hall with a computer-operated distribution system, and an office complex for administrative personnel. An over 8,500 square meter, three-part complex, custom-built for the tenant, was built parallel to the autobahn. The order commissioning hall where pharmaceutical products are called up fully automatically, packaged for shipping and forwarded to customers posed particular demands on the available space. Nevertheless, construction was completed within one year’s time and the center turned over to the client in April 2005.