Alliance Healthcare has officially opened a new service centre in Leigh in Lancashire. The 114,000sq ft building will serve as the UK surgical hub for Alliance Healthcare by combining its activities with those of its NWOS and Cavendish Pharmaceuticals subsidiaries.
The service centre, which employs more than 300, processes 100,000 units across 8,200 daily orders across six days a week, and operates 38 vehicles covering 1.6 million miles a year, providing next daily delivery of more than 7,000 lines via the Alliance Healthcare logistics network.
The official opening on Friday was marked with a ribbon cutting and commemorative plaque unveiling by Leigh MP Jo Platt. Ms Platt said she was proud to welcome the organisation to the borough, and praised it for its 'whole person approach'. Managing director of Alliance Healthcare Julian Mount said: "The investment into an improved and modern site in Leigh is the next stage in our evolution to improve operational performance. It is designed not only to support our current business needs, but also better meet the needs of customers and their patients."
The opening was also attended by the Mayor of Wigan, Councillor Susan Greensmith, the vice-chair of the Greater Manchester Chamber of Commerce, AH senior management and local customers.