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Henry Schein Opens new Logistics Center

Health Care Distributor Moved to New Location
Hamburg, January 21, 2016. On January 29, 2016, Henry Schein will officially inaugurate its
new warehouse and logistics center in Heppenheim, Germany. The modern, 10.5 meter tall
building with 18,000 square meters of floor space stands on a 3.1 hectare property located in
Heppenheims industrial park Tiergartenstrasse. The warehouse team has meanwhile moved
from the old logistics center in Weinheim to the new facility. The new warehouse will be opened
with a festive ribbon-cutting ceremony at 12.00 p.m. on Friday, January 29, 2016.
We had long searched for a suitable property in this area to build a modern logistics center that
would hold our extensive assortment and meet increased requirements. We already have a
highly modern logistics center in Gallin, and now have a second one here, said Axel
Pfitzenreiter, Vice President, Global Supply Chain - Europe. Special thanks go to our team
members who have worked hard over the past months to make the difficult transition from our
old warehouse to the new facility as smooth as possible while never losing focus on customers,
Pfitzenreiter continued. The City of Heppenheim, with its Mayor Rainer Burelbach, has
accompanied us very well during the journey to our new location.
Since the first cut of the spade on September 11, 2014, 440 trucks rolled in to pour the concrete
foundation. 100 tonnes of steel fiber were used, and four kilometers of electrical wires and
cables installed beneath the floor plate. Altogether, 700 tonnes of steel went into the
construction, and 60 kilometers of cabling were laid. The total space of 18,000 square meters is
equivalent to three soccer fields. Interior fittings include the installation of several thousand
sprinkler heads: 2,300 in the ceiling, 4,600 in the shelving system, and 121 sprinkler heads in
the offices. The new warehouse can store 70,000 different items far more than the European
average. To match this, a 2.1 kilometer conveyor belt system has been installed to move the
The new logistics center is a strategic warehouse for Central Europe. Henry Schein customers
in Germany, Austria, the Czech Republic, and the BeNeLux countries will be supplied from
Heppenheim. The company employs around 100 people in Heppenheim. Biskupek-KlotzScheinert, a Darmstadt investors group, had contracted the construction company Goldbeck
GmbH in 2014 with the construction of the new warehouse. Henry Schein is leasing the building
and surrounding land from the investors group. We are extremely pleased with our new
logistics center. At the same time, we would like to thank the city of Weinheim for the many
years of good collaboration, Axel Pfitzenreiter said.
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Team Schein Members from Heppenheim

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About Henry Schein

Henry Schein, Inc. (NASDAQ:HSIC) is the worlds largest provider of health care products and
services to office-based dental, animal health and medical practitioners. The Company also
serves dental laboratories, government and institutional health care clinics, and other alternate
care sites. A Fortune 500 Company and a member of the S&P 500 and the NASDAQ 100
indexes, Henry Schein employs more than 18,000 Team Schein Members and serves more than
one million customers.
The Company offers a comprehensive selection of products and services, including value-added
solutions for operating efficient practices and delivering high-quality care. Henry Schein
operates through a centralized and automated distribution network, with a selection of more than
100,000 branded products and Henry Schein private-brand products in stock, as well as more
than 150,000 additional products available as special-order items. The Company also offers its
customers exclusive, innovative technology solutions, including practice management software
and e-commerce solutions, as well as a broad range of financial services.
Headquartered in Melville, N.Y., Henry Schein has operations or affiliates in 33 countries. The
Companys sales reached a record $10.4 billion in 2014, and have grown at a compound annual
rate of approximately 16 percent since Henry Schein became a public company in 1995.
For more information, visit Henry Schein at,
and @HenrySchein on Twitter.