Distribution

Day Lewis successfully distribute millions of items each year across the United Kingdom, from multiple sites in Croydon and a new site in Leicestershire.

Distribution

Day Lewis successfully distribute millions of items each year across the United Kingdom, from multiple sites in Croydon and a new site in Leicestershire.

Pharmacy Distribution

Over the year Day Lewis Pharmacy have expanded their distribution reach as they have grown through acquisition. The team aim to provide the best service for all their customers.  We have an extensive range of generics, PIs & OTC medicines stocked across our warehouses managed by our Support Office.

Our 6 warehouses located in Surrey have over 16,000 square meters, which allows us to house medicines and products that are distributed across the country to over 640 pharmacies. On average we dispatch over 64 million packs per year.

Our Partner Pharmacy Scheme

Our highly successful Partner Pharmacy scheme started in 2014 with Weldricks, through our successful relationships and word of mouth we have now grown our partner pharmacy operation to include serving 33 groups and 377 pharmacies. We deliver five days per week direct to pharmacy next day anywhere in England & Wales.

Our operations also allow us to supply outside the UK subject to regulatory requirements being met. 

State of the Art Technology

At Day Lewis we partnered with The Knapp Group in 2007 to install an automation system using the latest technology from KNAPP.  We finally closed the original Bensham Lane site in Thornton Heath on in 2007 and began operating the new site in Croydon.

Knapp provide the warehouse automation system and engineering support team, to enable efficient supply of our 5,000 line product range, across the pharmacy estate.

Knapp automated picking systems are commonly used by high volume pharmaceutical wholesalers, requiring highly efficient workflow management within their distribution sites. Comprising: A/frame picking automat, RF manual picking, Tote conveyors and Despatch Labelling/Document Insertion and Security Sealing & all associated hardware and software for Warehouse Control Systems.  

Our sites in Croydon operate 5-days a week, with the main pharmacy supply site working between 7am and 9.30pm Monday/Friday. Knapp systems enable the company to take orders from pharmacy customers up until 6pm and load and distribute via our transport providers by 9pm each evening. Ensuring our pharmacy customers get next-day a.m. deliveries, across England and Wales, regardless of geographical distance. In peak operational hours our site is processing 12-13k lines of orders and 50k pack of medicines per hour.  

Our Distribution Power

With multiple sites in Croydon and a new site in Leicestershire which will consist of 11,000 sq metres of modern warehouse. Our pallet storage capacity is over 7,000 spaces.

The pharmacy processing warehouse has an automation system using the latest technology from Knapp using their equipment & software.

Expansion and Growth

Day Lewis have signed of a multimillion pound deal to build a large extension to our main warehouse in Croydon for our Hub, again using the latest technology from Knapp.  We will dispense repeat prescriptions from our pharmacies and send back to the pharmacy next day for collection by the patient. The aim is to allow free up more of our pharmacy colleagues time to provide vital community services.