AmerisourceBergen has announced that Centaur Services will open a new 180,100 square foot warehouse in the Midlands next spring.

Centaur will continue to operate its warehouse in Castle Cary, Somerset; the new facility will allow the company to bolster its services to customers throughout Northern England, North Wales and Scotland.

AmerisourceBergen says the new Midlands facility will hold more than 13,000 products and be licensed for the wholesale distribution of veterinary and human medicines. The facility will use a state-of-the-art warehouse management software to provide efficient and accurate order fulfillment and improve the visibility of products in the supply chain.

Brian Topper, Managing Director of AmerisourceBergen Animal Health U.K. said: "Our expanded presence and capabilities in the U.K. is a reflection of the demand for high-quality solutions, and we’re growing to best meet our customers’ needs.

"Practices of all sizes rely on us to provide them with timely access to the products they need on a daily basis. With broader scope and capacity, we’ll be able to go beyond our best-in-class services and provide an unmatched customer experience by delivering critical products to practices in a more efficient and consistent manner than ever before."

The company says that the new warehouse will create more capacity at its Somerset warehouse and put the company in a positive inventory position to buffer against any business continuity challenges that may occur – ensuring that practices and their patients continue to have access to vital products.

Lisa Derbyshire, Director of Operations & Supply Chain at Centaur Services said: "As the industry moves forward, we want to ensure our customers have access to high-quality infrastructure that maximizes product safety and improves operational efficiency. Adding critical resources and upgraded service offerings, like our new distribution center in the Midlands, enables us to be at the forefront of distribution while continuing to provide the excellent service that our customers have come to know and expect from Centaur."