Fresenius expands UK renal services with five-year Polar Speed agreement

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fresenius polar speed ukPolar Speed—UPS Healthcare’s UK operation—has announced a five-year commercial agreement with Fresenius Medical Care to provide warehouse and transport solutions for the delivery of renal services and treatments to patients, and customers, in the UK.

Through this agreement, Polar Speed will assume operation of Fresenius’ facility in Huthwaite, Nottinghamshire, UK, adding to the company’s good distribution practice (GDP)-compliant depot network. Polar Speed will also manage the transport of treatments on behalf of Fresenius to hospitals, clinics and patient homes, with distribution facilitated through both the Fresenius transport infrastructure and the Polar Speed and UPS Healthcare network, including temperature-controlled vehicles.

“I am pleased that Fresenius Medical Care chose to work with the Polar Speed team here in the UK and I would like to extend a warm welcome to our Fresenius colleagues who are joining Polar Speed as these services transition,” said Doaa Fathallah, senior vice-president, Polar Speed. “There was a great spirit of partnership as we developed the local UK solutions, and we look forward to providing a first-class service for Fresenius’ patients, clinics and hospitals.”

Tim Wheeldon, managing director and head of Fresenius Medical Care UK and Ireland, added: “One of the ongoing strategic priorities for Fresenius Medical Care is to constantly review and improve our operations. Our vision is to offer a gold-standard service, and improve the patient and customer experience. I am therefore delighted to announce this partnership with Polar Speed and I have no doubt that together we will deliver our vision of operational excellence.”

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