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UPS Acquires Healthcare Logistics Provider Bomi Group

By Antonio Gozain | Tue, 08/16/2022 - 08:55

UPS announced plans to acquire the industry-leading multinational healthcare logistics provider Bomi Group. The agreement will add temperature-controlled facilities in 14 countries and about 3,000 team members to the UPS Healthcare network in the EU and Latin America.

“As a leading global healthcare logistics company, Bomi enhances our portfolio of services and accelerates our journey to become the number one provider of complex healthcare logistics. UPS Healthcare and Bomi Group employees share similar values and our cultures are firmly rooted in a relentless focus on quality. The combination of our two teams will significantly improve our healthcare customers’ ability to continue to develop and deliver life-saving innovations,” said Kate Gutmann, Executive Vice President and President, UPS International Healthcare and Supply Chain Solutions.

The acquisition will add over 350 temperature-controlled vehicles and 391 km2 to UPS Healthcare’s global footprint, improving the company’s offer for those looking for faster shipping times and greater production flexibility. “We are focused on building healthcare logistics capabilities and services that allow our customers to deliver the newest healthcare innovations,” said Wes Wheeler, President, UPS Healthcare.

Key Bomi Group leaders, including CEO Marco Ruini, will continue in their roles. “We are excited to combine Bomi’s talent, expertise and capabilities with UPS Healthcare–together, we will provide unmatched solutions to our customers, powered by UPS’s integrated, global smart logistics network,” said Wheeler.

Founded in 1985, Bomi Group is a global partner that provides supply chain solutions for the healthcare industry with articulated, flexible and tailored services. Over its more than 35 years of operation, the company has established over 150 multinational customers worldwide. Its footprint includes presence in the UK, the Netherlands, Italy, Brazil, Argentina and Mexico, among other countries.

“With over 35 years in the healthcare logistics industry, our team has developed best-in-class services designed to meet and exceed the needs of our medical technology and pharmaceutical customers,” said Ruini. “Joining the UPS team will expand those capabilities and create an even more integrated and powerful global network for our customers,” he added. 

Bomi Group arrived in Mexico in 1996. In 2017, the company acquired Espadist, a local business specialized in warehouse management and the transport of medical devices and pharmaceutical products. Bomi Group provides local and urgent deliveries throughout the country thanks to its internal fleet of temperature-controlled vehicles.

The company owns a 6,000 m² temperature-controlled warehouse in Tultitlan, State of Mexico, dedicated exclusively to the healthcare supply chain. Bomi Group also has an area dedicated to the inspection and control of medical appliances, replacement parts and raw materials. In addition, the company owns two warehouses in Mexico City that offer an additional 4,000 m² of storage space.

The data used in this article was sourced from:  
MBN, UPS, Bomi Group
Photo by:   UPS Healthcare
Antonio Gozain Antonio Gozain Journalist and Industry Analyst