Healthcare logistics

When your health is on the line, you need to be certain that your specialized pharmaceutical products will get to you – on time

Choose DSV Healthcare, the market leader in the handling of specialized pharmaceutical products. This includes cold, biologics and high risk/high value product. We also have significant representation in the diagnostics and devices sector, representing a number of the global diagnostics players and with a strong footprint into private laboratories and the NHLS.

DSV Healthcare is South Africa’s leading distributor of pharmaceutical and healthcare products and boasts a strong footprint into 40 territories in Sub Saharan Africa.

Services offered by DSV Healthcare

You can rely on DSV Healthcare to provide warehousing, distribution and logistics services in the following sectors: Pharmaceuticals (generics and innovator); Animal Health (including dangerous goods); Devices and Diagnostics; Consumer Health and the Public Sector through public/private partnerships. DSV also provides a chronic medicines dispensing service to the National Department of Health (NDoH) for four SA provinces. Our constant innovation leads to the customisation of solutions to meet the unique needs of these sectors and the customers they serve.


Operating world-class facilities

DSV Healthcare operates three world-class pharmaceutical grade facilities, with 50 000m2 of warehousing space. All DSV Healthcare facilities are pharma grade, GDP/GMP compliant, ISO 9001:2015, ISO14000 and OHSAS 18000 accredited. A dedicated distribution network of 132 vehicles are dedicated to healthcare deliveries. DSV was the first player in the Healthcare industry to implement ambient temperature control in its vehicles. 

You can count on DSV’s infrastructure, which includes a GDP-compliant cross-dock network of 13 hubs enabling a primarily 1-to-2-day service nationally. This network is supplemented by drawing on the over 1 000 strong fleet of DSV vehicles, in times of peak demand.

Take comfort in DSV’s scale – 52% share of the private market and 87% of the cold units distributed to the state by the private sector. This, coupled with a BBBEE level 2 rating, makes DSV your logical partner of choice for public sector distribution.

In handling of sensitive materials such as pharmaceuticals, DSV’s tried and tested operational processes and stringent security, quality and governance standards ensure peace-of-mind. With world class service levels, measured on a monthly basis, and a stock accuracy of 99.99% (by value) in the 2017 end of year audit. DSV’s scale of operations enables economies from which you can reap savings and efficiencies. DSV’s automation ensures strict performance within SLA even as volumes peak over month end.

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