Gillingham, United Kingdom, November 18, 2019 — MilliporeSigma, a leading science and technology company, today announced the completion of a £9 million expansion to its Gillingham distribution centre. With an added 5, 250 m², the new facility serves as MilliporeSigma’s primary distribution centre for the UK as part of the company’s global supply chain.
“This expansion increases our distribution capacity, reinforces our efforts in safety and allows us to operate more efficiently,” said Mark Jackson, Gillingham site director at MilliporeSigma. “It also helps to boost the local economy. With nearly a half million orders every year and more than 400,000 units in inventory at any given time, MilliporeSigma’s distribution centre is essential to the UK’s Life Science sector.”
The site supplies the pharmaceutical industry, biotechnology companies, research institutes and academic centres with biochemical and chemical reagents, laboratory supplies and testing services. All three of MilliporeSigma’s business sectors (Life Science, Healthcare and Performance Materials) are represented in the UK, where the company employs around 1,300 people at 12 locations.