LEEDS, England, December 13 /PRNewswire/ -- Teva UK Limited has announced plans to expand and strengthen its supply chain warehouse and logistic centre, and at the same time relocate its UK head office to new premises.

The company is planning to move its head office to Glasshoughton in West Yorkshire, at the junction of the M62 and A1 trunk roads, by the end of next year. The move will put the company's main logistics centre, as well as over 150 head office staff, in a brand-new expanded site that has a capacity no less than five times bigger than the firm's existing site near Leeds.

"This is a very exciting time at Teva UK Limited," said Managing Director John Beighton. "With the new respiratory, regulatory and Teva Europe Centre of Excellence at Harlow, plus investment in our plant at Eastbourne, we are consolidating our position as one of the UK's leading pharmaceutical companies. But more importantly, the new site will bring big improvements for our customers, as we finally have the space and the facilities to provide the best possible service."

The new site is about to start construction and will be equipped with the most modern equipment for storage and for picking of orders - an important consideration given that the company currently markets over 500 product lines and is believed to be the biggest single supplier of boxes of medicines to the NHS.

Notes for Editors:

Teva UK Limited is one of the UK's leading pharmaceutical manufacturers, with a presence in the generics, branded respiratory and hospitals markets. With over 500 product lines, it has the widest range of any UK generic pharmaceutical company and has a number of respiratory products including the Qvar(R) (beclometasone dipropionate) CFC-free inhaler.


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