UPS Healthcare Opens Logistics Facility in Dublin with EUR 12 Million Investment

UPS Healthcare has announced the opening of a first-of-its-kind healthcare logistics facility in Dublin. This EUR 12 million investment covers nearly 6,000 m² and has created 30 new jobs, demonstrating UPS’s commitment to the Irish market and export growth.

The facility houses small package, freight forwarding, and logistics and distribution capabilities. It connects customers from various industries to an integrated global network that is adaptable and resilient. UPS Healthcare is uniquely positioned to provide one of the widest ranges of integrated complex healthcare logistics services worldwide.

Currently, 80 percent of pharma products in Europe require temperature-controlled transportation. The latest biologics and specialty pharmaceuticals necessitate precise, temperature-controlled logistics to ensure patient-critical products are delivered on time and at the right temperature.

The new Dublin facility, fitted with specialized technology, offers in-demand storage and inbound and outbound transportation for a range of pharmaceutical and health tech products. This provides an end-to-end solution for healthcare companies aiming to simplify their supply chains for complex treatments.

“This investment marks our commitment to supporting Ireland’s world-leading pharmaceutical and medical device industries,” said Cathy O’Brien, Vice President for International Sales at UPS Healthcare. “We’re the only provider who can take our customers’ treatments from clinical trial right to the patient, turning logistics into a competitive advantage. This will help grow Ireland’s position as a central hub for the pharma industry. Most importantly, we can give patients peace of mind knowing that their critical healthcare treatments and devices are in safe hands,” O’Brien added.

Last year, UPS introduced a new flight path between the US, Ireland, and the UK to strengthen the trans-Atlantic trade lane, enhancing Ireland’s links with its largest pharma export markets. The flight serves Dublin and Stansted Airports, returning to UPS’s air hub in Louisville, US, and carries healthcare and small package goods between the three countries.

Michel Lohan, CEO of IDA Ireland, commented, “I would like to congratulate UPS Healthcare on opening their new Dublin facility, which will support Ireland’s thriving pharmaceutical and medical technology sector. With this investment of EUR 12 million, UPS Healthcare is showing its commitment to innovation and reinforcing Ireland’s reputation as a leading hub for excellence across the life sciences sector.”