World Courier is expanding its activities

The global specialized logistics leader World Courier opened its office in Vilnius this December. The company plans to develop logistics services and establish a regional financial service centre in Lithuania. World Courier is the subsidiary of the global pharmaceutical corporation AmerisourceBergen, which currently ranks 11th in the Fortune 500 list of America’s largest enterprises.

The World Courier office opened up in Vilnius will focus on the carriage of consignments of life science, pharmaceutical, healthcare and other organizations, which need speed and a very reliable delivery. The company specializes in consignments, which require extreme urgency and temperature control. It is the first company providing specialized logistics services, which will have an office in our country. The development of the company will help to better meet the growing demand for such services in the Baltic and Central Eastern European region.

World Courier took an increasing number of orders in the Baltic region into consideration, – said Jens Mattuschka, Vice President for the Northern, Central and Eastern European Region at World Courier. – Lithuania is a perfect place for our business. It has a well-developed logistics infrastructure and has become a bridge to other Baltic States, Poland, Scandinavian countries, Belarus and Russia.” “Our strategy is to expand the provided services having integrated the Lithuanian office into the global network of 140 offices”, – Mattuschka added.

World Courier’s decision to start operating in Lithuania is important for all industries and Lithuania’s appeal to foreign investors, says Mantas Katinas, Director of Foreign Investment Development Agency “Invest in Lithuania”. – In recent years, enterprises operating in the sectors of medical equipment and technology as well as biotechnology have grown very rapidly, with a few very large manufacturing companies having stepped into the country. World Courier will ensure the growth of these sectors, while their provided services will become an essential part of the value chain of these sectors.”