Ziegler Northampton Granted WDA License For Controlled Temperature Storage

We are delighted to announce that our Northampton branch have successfully been granted a WDA License following an equally successful audit from the MHRA.  Ziegler is now primed to revolutionise pharmaceutical logistics, with controlled temperature storage. This milestone underscores our dedication to supporting the healthcare industry on a global scale.


New Installment of Ziegler Trailers Inbound Through Thames Group Partnership

Through our partnership with Thames Group, we are excited to unveil the introduction of 30 new Ziegler branded trailers to our road haulage fleet.

Ziegler Sponsor Leading Essex Cricketers For Upcoming County Championship Season

Whilst our partnership with Crystal Palace Football Club continues to build momentum, we’re also growing our brand presence through another sport. We welcome Essex Cricket’s Matt Critchley and Jordan Cox on board through affiliate sponsorship for the 2024/25 County Championship season.

Logistics Introduction For Students At Gateway Academy

Some our team members recently presented an enlightening showcase on logistics at the Gateway Academy, providing students with valuable insights into the industry’s dynamics and career opportunities.

CDS Becomes Sole Platform For Customs Declarations

CDS has now replaced CHIEF for customs declarations. Check out our website for steps on a smooth transition, including duty deferment, EORI registration, and new cash accounts.

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We are thrilled to announce a strategic partnership with Thames Group that will see the arrival of 26 brand-new trailers at our London Gateway head office. This exciting development marks a significant step forward in our efforts to enhance our transportation capabilities across the UK.

Thames Group, one of our key domestic haulage partners, has joined forces with us to expand our fleet and boost our operational capacity. This collaboration underscores our commitment to innovation and excellence in logistics.

Our new trailers are just the beginning. In the coming months, we will introduce a fleet of branded rigid trucks and cabs, designed to further elevate our brand presence on the roads. This initiative aligns perfectly with our recent move into the London Gateway head-office super hub, equipped with 37 dedicated docking bays to streamline our logistics operations.

What does this mean for Ziegler UK and our customers? It means enhanced efficiency and reliability in domestic transportation services throughout the UK. With a vast road network covering approximately 262,300 miles with over 2000 consignments per month delivered to a multitude of customers and businesses, these volumes propel us into the next level of big logistics. Our branded fleet will stand out, ensuring increased visibility and recognition for the Ziegler brand.

But it’s not just about logistics; it’s about making a statement. Our branded trucks and trailers will become moving billboards, showcasing the Ziegler name and reinforcing our reputation for quality and reliability in transportation. This strategic investment in our fleet is a testament to our commitment to providing the best possible service to our clients.

This expansion also represents a new chapter in our growth story. By partnering with Thames Group and investing in our fleet, we are positioning ourselves for even greater success in the dynamic and competitive logistics industry.

We are thrilled to announce a significant achievement for Ziegler UK’s Northampton branch under the management of Branch Manager Marzena Spiewak and UK Logistics Manager Darrell Noble, the granting of a Wholesale Distribution Authorisation (WDA) licence by the Medicines and Healthcare products Regulatory Agency (MHRA). This milestone marks a pivotal moment in our journey toward excellence in healthcare logistics and underscores our commitment to upholding the highest standards of quality and compliance.

With the WDA licence in hand under the watchful eye of approved RP and Pharma Business Development Manager Glenn Bloomer, Ziegler’s Northampton branch is poised to activate its warehouse for controlled chilled and controlled ambient healthcare storage. This state-of-the-art facility boasts space for 600 pallets, providing ample capacity to store pharmaceuticals and healthcare products under stringent temperature-controlled conditions which will be supervised by newly promoted Warehouse Supervisor Dmitrij Semionov. Together with Operations Supervisor Sam Gardner they will make sure the smooth flow between departments. 

What does this mean for Ziegler and our valued partners in the healthcare industry?

  1. Elevating Quality Standards
    The WDA license affirms Ziegler’s dedication to maintaining the integrity and quality of healthcare products throughout the distribution process. With strict adherence to GDP guidelines, our Northampton branch ensures that every product stored meets the highest standards of safety and efficacy.
  2. Ensuring Compliance
    Regulatory compliance is paramount in the pharmaceutical industry, and the WDA license demonstrates Ziegler’s unwavering commitment to meeting and exceeding regulatory requirements. Our comprehensive systems and procedures enable us to track and trace pharmaceutical products with precision, ensuring full compliance with MHRA regulations.
  3. Enhancing Customer Confidence
    Partnering with Ziegler means placing trust in a logistics provider with a proven track record of excellence. The granting of the WDA license further reinforces our reputation for reliability, transparency, and professionalism, instilling confidence in our customers and stakeholders alike.
  4. Facilitating Growth and Innovation
    With our newly licensed warehouse facility in Northampton, Ziegler is well-positioned to support the evolving needs of the healthcare industry. The expanded capacity for controlled chilled and ambient storage enables us to accommodate a diverse range of pharmaceutical products, fostering innovation and growth opportunities for our partners.
  5. Advancing Supply Chain Resilience
    In today’s dynamic healthcare landscape, supply chain resilience is more critical than ever. By obtaining the WDA license, Ziegler’s Northampton branch strengthens the resilience of the healthcare supply chain, ensuring the uninterrupted flow of essential medicines and healthcare products to patients nationwide.

What are some of the key features this brings to bolster Ziegler’s supply chain solutions?

👥 GDP Trained Staff: Our dedicated team of experts ensures that your pharmaceuticals and healthcare products are handled with the utmost care and compliance.

🔒 Hi-Tech Security: Your valuable cargo is safeguarded by advanced security systems, providing you with peace of mind throughout the entire transportation process.

Back-Up Generator: We prioritize the safety and integrity of your products by ensuring uninterrupted power supply, even during unforeseen circumstances.

🌡️ Temperature Mapping: Our cutting-edge technology ensures precise temperature monitoring, guaranteeing optimal conditions for your temperature-sensitive goods.

🗄️ Bulk Storage: We offer spacious and efficient bulk storage solutions, enabling you to store larger quantities of products securely and conveniently.

Pick and Pack: Our streamlined processes allow for efficient and accurate order fulfilment, ensuring your shipments are prepared swiftly and accurately.

🚛 Next-Day Temperature Controlled Parcel Services: Experience swift and reliable delivery, ensuring your time-sensitive shipments reach their destinations without delay.

🚚 Dedicated Temperature Controlled Direct Delivery Services: Your critical healthcare shipments receive the highest level of attention and care, with dedicated temperature-controlled transportation directly to their destination.

As we celebrate this milestone achievement, we extend our sincere gratitude to the dedicated team members whose hard work and dedication made this accomplishment possible. We also express our appreciation to our partners and stakeholders for their continued trust and support.

We remain steadfast in our commitment to excellence, innovation, and compliance. With the granting of the WDA license to our Northampton branch, we look forward to further advancing our mission of delivering exceptional healthcare logistics solutions that make a meaningful difference in people’s lives.

As the world welcomes the freshness of springtime, we want to express our best wishes to you. 

May this time be filled with moments of joy, peace, and inspiration. 

And just as nature blossoms and flourishes over the coming months, we hope this season infuses new energy and creativity into your own life and business.

Wishing you a Happy Easter filled with success, happiness, and continuous growth.

It has come to our attention that some individuals are engaging in fraudulent activities by using our company name, Ziegler, in online scams. These criminals use our logos and images to create fake websites to deceive individuals on second-hand platforms and marketplaces and make them register and share bank accounts for presumed shipment. 

As a trusted and reputable brand, we take the protection of our customers and our brand name very seriously. We want to make sure that you are aware of these fraudulent activities and take necessary precautions to safeguard your personal information and avoid falling victim to scams.

We want to assure you that we take this matter seriously, and we have already taken steps to address it. We have filed a complaint with the police, contacted relevant platforms, and are actively working to take down these fake websites. However, new instances may arise that we have no control over, and your vigilance will continue to be crucial in preventing further incidents.


Here are some important guidelines to protect yourself and others:


Always Verify:

Before sharing any personal or financial details, please verify the source. Contact us directly through official channels (links) if you have any doubts.


Beware of Unexpected Communication:

Approach any sudden and unexpected requests, especially those asking for personal or financial details, with scepticism. Double-check with us if you receive any suspicious messages.


Regularly Update:

Ensure that your devices are updated with the latest security patches and software updates. Cyber threats often exploit vulnerabilities in outdated software.



If you have any doubt as to the integrity of a website that uses the Ziegler brand, please always access our official website https://www.zieglergroup.com/ only. 


Educate & Share:

Knowledge is a powerful tool against scams. Share this advisory with your coworkers, friends, and family to collectively build a more informed community that looks out for each other.


Reporting Incidents:

If you have already shared personal information or made payments, contact your bank and the platform used for the transaction immediately to report the incident. Unfortunately, Ziegler has no authority in this situation.


We appreciate your cooperation in staying vigilant against fraudulent activities. Your safety and security are our top priorities. If you have any concerns or questions, please do not hesitate to reach out to us directly.

Ziegler UK are delighted to announce the successful transition into its new super-hub at DP World’s London Gateway Logistics Park. With a sprawling 365,000 square feet of cutting-edge warehouse space, plus state-of-the-art office space and a strategic location, the move marks a significant milestone in Ziegler’s journey to reshape the landscape of multimodal freight logistics, offering a holistic and technologically advanced environment for optimal operations.

Building on strong relations with the Port and DP World, Ziegler’s proximity to key transportation hubs enhances ability to coordinate road, air, and ocean freight movements with unprecedented efficiency, further solidifying our status as a dominant force in the industry. The expansion ensures swift and efficient transportation of goods throughout the country, overcoming any logistical challenges faced at the previous London Gateway premises.

Ziegler utilised the legal expertise of Tees Law. Headed up by Kay Piper, the acquisition of their services ensured a smooth transaction and they come highly recommended.

An advanced inventory management system provides real-time visibility into inventory levels, empowering clients to optimise their operations, eliminate disruptions, and ensure a seamless flow of goods. With 55,000 pallet racking spaces, an optimised loading dock, and 37 docking bays, the landmark move heralds a new era for the company and raises the bar for efficiency in freight and logistics.

At the heart of Ziegler’s operations is a dedicated team of experienced professionals committed to delivering exceptional customer service. Focused on customer satisfaction and peace of mind, Ziegler ensures clients receive unwavering support throughout their shipments’ journey, whether by road, air, or ocean.

This expansion also ignites a recruitment drive that promises to enrich the local community. As Ziegler expands its footprint in freight transportation and logistics, a variety of job opportunities across different areas of the business will be created, empowering the local workforce and bolstering the community’s economic landscape. Whether it’s providing training for warehouse operations or fostering professional growth in administrative roles, Ziegler aims to create a workplace where employees can thrive and build fulfilling careers.

For businesses seeking to optimise their supply chain, reduce costs, or enhance sustainability, Ziegler offers tailored, innovative solutions. 

Contact us today to discover how our advanced facility and services can elevate your freight transport and logistics to new heights: sales.enquiries@zieglergroup.com

Chinese New Year marks the commencement of a new year in the traditional Chinese lunisolar calendar and stands as the most significant festival in China.

In 2024 China celebrates the year of the Dragon, with festivities commencing on Saturday, February 10th.

Traditionally spanning 16 days, from Chinese New Year’s Eve to the Lantern Festival, the initial 8 days (February 10th to February 17th) constitute public holidays, potentially causing disruptions in the supply chain between Asia and Europe.

Fortunately, with Ziegler Group maintaining its own branches in China and Hong Kong, we are well-equipped to ensure a seamless supply chain for our customers, even during this holiday period.

Ziegler’s offices in China and Hong Kong will remain on-call, efficiently managing each other’s responsibilities to facilitate the uninterrupted movement of goods for our valued customers.

For more comprehensive details, kindly reach out to your dedicated Ziegler representative.

In the complex world of global shipping, challenges often arise that can disrupt the seamless flow of goods and services. One such obstacle that has demanded deft navigation is the Red Sea shipping crisis. As conflicts and hostilities escalated in the region, the global shipping community has found itself facing unprecedented challenges leading to heightened security concerns, delays and increases operational costs.

Marked by geopolitical tensions and conflicts in the region, the Red Sea shipping crisis continues to pose a significant threat to ocean freight movement in one of the busiest shipping lanes in the world. Over 23,000 vessels transit through the Suez Canal each year, averaging almost 70 ships per day. A trade route so vital for the transportation of goods has been severely jeopardised, leading to delays, increased costs, and heightened risks for businesses relying on timely deliveries.

As a leading player within the logistics sector, Ziegler recognise the need for strategic measures to safeguard continued customer satisfaction. But whilst events such as these are largely out of our control, what can we do to minimise the negative impact this has on shipping operations?

In the face of such challenges, we have established a robust framework to navigate crises effectively, ensuring minimal disruption to client operations.

Proactive Monitoring of Trade Routes

Ziegler’s proactive stance begins with a meticulous monitoring and observation process of global trade routes. Recognising that early detection is key to effective crisis management, we employ advanced tracking and analytics tools to stay ahead of potential disruptions. This proactive monitoring extends beyond routine logistics operations and involves continuous assessment of geopolitical and security conditions that may impact trade routes. By staying abreast of emerging challenges, we position ourselves to take pre-emptive measures, such as rerouting shipments or activating contingency plans, ensuring minimal disruptions to the supply chain and timely delivery of goods.

Collaborative Service Recovery

By fostering strong relationships with overseas offices and partners, we ensure we have pre-planned recovery options in place. This collaborative strategy involves scenario planning, risk assessment, and the development of alternative routes and transportation methods. The goal is to create a resilient network capable of adapting swiftly to changing circumstances. Through regular communication and collaboration, we enhance our ability to respond effectively to shipping crises, minimising delays and providing clients with reliable service even in challenging situations.

Market Awareness and Cost Efficiency

We actively monitor market dynamics, including fluctuations in fuel prices, carrier capacities, and geopolitical events. This proactive awareness allows us to make informed decisions in real-time, optimising logistics strategies to mitigate the financial impacts of crises. Simultaneously, we place a strong emphasis on cost efficiency, leveraging market insights to negotiate favourable terms with carriers, explore alternative routes that may be more cost-effective, and implement measures to streamline logistics operations. This dual approach ensures that our clients receive not only reliable services but also cost-effective solutions tailored to the challenges at hand.

Open Communication Channels

Our commitment to communication ensures clients are well-informed about the evolving situation, potential disruptions, and the steps we are taking to address challenges. Regular updates, alerts, and a collaborative exchange of information empower clients to make informed decisions based on real-time insights. Our dedication to open communication extends beyond crisis periods, fostering a relationship of trust and transparency that enhances client confidence in the company’s ability to navigate complex situations.

Carrier Flexibility

Unlike logistics providers constrained by exclusive carrier partnerships, we maintain the freedom to choose from a diverse pool of ocean carriers. This flexibility proves invaluable during situations like this, where specific carriers or routes may be more suitable. Our ability to pivot swiftly and select the most appropriate carriers enhances our adaptability, allowing the company to navigate obstacles seamlessly. This flexibility ensures that we can tailor our logistics solutions to the unique challenges posed by each crisis, optimising shipping routes and minimising disruptions for our clients.

State-of-the-Art Tracking

In an era where real-time information is paramount, our live tracking capabilities offer clients unparalleled visibility into the location and status of their shipments. This proactive tracking not only provides peace of mind to clients but also equips us with the ability to respond swiftly to potential issues. Live tracking allows us to reroute shipments (where possible) in real-time, avoiding affected areas and optimising delivery schedules. This advanced tracking capability not only enhances the reliability of our services but also reinforces our adaptability in the face of unforeseen events.

By integrating these strategies, we position ourselves as a resilient and adaptable logistics partner, capable of navigating the complexities of the global shipping industry and providing clients with reliable and cost-effective solutions even in the midst of crises.

To find out more on how we can elevate your supply chain, get in touch: https://www.zieglergroup.com/services/supply-en/https://www.zieglergroup.com/gb/contact/

On January 31, 2024, significant changes to Sanitary and Phytosanitary (SPS) measures will come into effect, impacting the importation of various goods from the European Union (EU). These changes aim to enhance the protection of human, animal, and plant health, ensuring that imported products meet stringent safety standards. It is crucial for businesses involved in international trade to understand and prepare for these changes to avoid disruptions at the border.


Key Changes on January 31, 2024

Health Certification for Medium-Risk Imports:

Animal Products: Medium-risk animal products imported from the EU will require health certification.

Plants and Plant Products: Medium-risk plants and plant products from the EU will also necessitate health certification.


Health Certification for High-Risk Food and Feed of Non-Animal Origin:

High-risk food and feed of non-animal origin imported from the EU will now require health certification to ensure compliance with SPS measures.


Removal of Pre-Notification Requirements for Low-Risk Plant and Plant Products:

Pre-notification requirements for low-risk plant and plant products from the EU will be eliminated, streamlining the import process for these goods.

3 Things to Help You Prepare for the Changes

Know Your Risk Category:

Utilise online tools provided by authorities to determine the risk category of your commodity, ensuring you are aware of the specific requirements applicable to your imports.


Ensure EU Supply Chain Preparedness:

Collaborate with your EU supply chain partners to ensure they are equipped to provide necessary health certificates and phytosanitary certificates for your imports. Stay informed about the requirements and collaborate closely with your suppliers.


Submit Pre-Notification in IPAFFS:

Familiarise yourself with the Import of Products, Animals, Food and Feed System (IPAFFS) and be prepared to correctly submit pre-notifications to facilitate smooth customs clearance.


Controls and Indicative Checks Based on Risk Categorisation

Controls and indicative checks for goods will be proportionate to their risk category. The implementation of SPS checks will be carried out in two phases, with the first phase beginning on January 31, 2024. The table below outlines the controls and indicative checks for each risk category:

The rate of checks under the Border Operating Model, compared to the current EU regime, is presented in the following table:


As the changes to Sanitary and Phytosanitary measures take effect on January 31, 2024, it is imperative for businesses engaged in international trade to stay informed and compliant. Utilise online tools to determine the risk category of your imports, collaborate with your EU supply chain for required certificates, and be prepared to submit pre-notifications accurately. By proactively addressing these changes, businesses can navigate the evolving regulatory landscape and maintain a smooth flow of goods across borders.

For additional guidance and support, refer to the provided resources

Risk Categories Lookup Tool

Government Guidance on Import Risk Categories

For specific inquiries regarding risk categories for plants and plant products or animals and animal products, contact the APHA import team at the provided email addresses. Stay proactive, stay compliant, and ensure a seamless transition into the new SPS measures.

As the holiday season unfolds, we want to extend our most sincere greetings and well wishes to you. We hope that your holidays are brimming with happiness and moments of joy, and you will all enjoy your well-earned time of rest and joyful celebration. 

Stepping into the New Year, we fervently wish for your success, both in significant milestones as well as the small joys that make life truly fulfilling. We are excited about the opportunities that await us and we are anticipating the chance to unveil even more exciting developments in 2024.