Bomi Group, a leading company in the field of integrated logistics serving the Healthcare sector, announces the acquisition of Florence Shipping, a historical company specialized in Healthcare Global Forwarding and Clinical Trials management.
Founded nearly 30 years ago, Florence Shipping can guarantee strategic locations throughout the major airports and ports thanks to an established network of reliable partners in more than 60 Countries around the world.
After decades of experience, pharmaceuticals, thermal shock sensitive shipments and dangerous materials (DGR) are Florence Shipping’s core business. The Quality Management System is ISO 9001, GDP, CEIV certified and the company is AEO-F licensed partner too.
Thanks to the integration of Florence Shipping’s experience and deep know-how of pharmaceutical sector, BOMI Group strengthens its portfolio of logistic solutions dedicated to healthcare, offering global forwarding and clinical trials management through the new-born business unit: BOMI HEALTH FORWARDING.
The opportunity to leverage common expertise to handle complexity more efficiently ensures a large offer of value added solutions for a multiplicity of healthcare sectors: pharmaceuticals and diagnostics products, medical and laboratory equipments, raw materials and semi-finished products, temperature sensitive goods, dangerous materials, perishable cargo.
With his deep knowledge of the market, Guido Dapporto, will maintain the same position at the Company and will also be responsible for leading the new “BOMI HEALTH FORWARDING” business unit.
After the recent creation of Bomi Health Tech division devoted to high-tech diagnostic equipment, BOMI group is now able to offer multi modal transport possibilities through air, ocean and road shipments, including temperature controlled solutions and advanced services for a wide range of healthcare sectors.
Andrea Nardocci, Chief M&A Officer at Bomi Group, comments: “With this acquisition, the fourth during this year, we add another important piece to our growth plan making the first move into the International Freight Forwarding arena. The brand-new busines unit and the entire Florence Shipping team, will certainly contribute to accelerate our future expansion.
Guido Dapporto: “Playing in the same field and cooperating with BOMI for many years we have been sharing heritage, values and vision and today I’m very proud to announce that we are joining BOMI group. We are keen to show, on a much larger scale, the service level and commitment that has been the signature of Florence Shipping team in the past 30 years. This is the corner stone for a new type of forwarding and customer experience: fully dedicated to health care industry and truly able to customize the services along the whole logistic chain”.
“Today we are taking a crucial step that is completing our service offer at global level. The proven expertise of Florence Shipping in the international freight focused on Healthcare combines perfectly with Bomi’s DNA to offer our client base a unique end-to-end value chain dedicated to the industry, thus reaching any patient, anywhere” concludes Marco Ruini, Bomi Group’s CEO.