DHL buys Mexican pharma specialist


Deutsche Post DHL Group’s DHL Supply Chain has acquired Mexico-based pharmaceutical and healthcare logistics specialist, New Transport Applications (NTA).

NTA serves more than 80 customers with services that include the storage and transportation of products that require refrigeration and temperature control. It makes more than 165,000 specialized deliveries annually, distributing more than 43,000 tons per year with a team of nearly 600 people. It maintains commercial agreements with all major airlines in Mexico.

President of DHL Supply Chain Mexico, Agustin Croche, said: “It will significantly bolster our footprint in a strategically important industry vertical for DHL globally, bringing together NTA’s proven operational capabilities, know-how and a team of healthcare experts. We expect to unlock significant growth opportunities for our customers and people.”

NTA general director, Rafael Figueroa, added: “Becoming part of DHL Supply Chain is a significant and positive milestone in NTA’s history and recognition of the great team of people who drive this company since our foundation 20 years ago, We hope to merge our knowledge of the local market and experience in managing the cold chain with the resources and skills of the world leader in logistics for the benefit of our people and our customers.”

Mexico is the second largest pharmaceutical market in Latin America and shares a border and free trade agreement with the US, theworld’s largest healthcare market. In August 2022, the National Chamber of the Pharmaceutical Industry of Mexico (Canifarma) forecast growth of 36% in pharmaceutical production in 2022, the first year of double-digit growth within the last decade.