The Sanofi laboratory plans to hand over the management of its drug distribution in France to the logistics provider DHL.
In a letter to its employees on Tuesday 14 November, pharmaceutical giant Sanofi announced its intention to sell the distribution of its medicines in France to DHL. The logistics service provider would use the opportunity to strengthen its position in the healthcare sector.
The operation, which does not concern vaccines, is due to be implemented on 1 June 2024, according to a letter from the CGT published on the social network X (formerly Twitter), using the main communication elements of the initial letter sent to the group's social partners. Sanofi seems confident in its choice of new logistics provider, and points out that 85% of its distribution network is already outsourced worldwide.
Three sites affected, with no job losses according to Sanofi
The proposed sale covers three distribution centres at Amilly (45), Croissy-Beaubourg (77) and Saint-Loubès (33). The logistics site at Val-de-Reuil (27), linked to vaccines, is not on the list.
In response to questions from Agence France-Presse, Sanofi confirmed its desire to transfer logistics activities and stated that its project "will have no impact either on employment or on the areas where the sites concerned are located". The 275 employees involved in this outsourcing could join the DHL teams.