(TOKYO - April 3, 2018) — Pelican BioThermal, the global name in temperature controlled packaging, announces the opening of a new service center in Tokyo. The new facility will service reusable Credo Cube parcel shippers, including refurbishment and repair. It will also serve as an additional network station for the company's rapidly expanding Credo on Demand rental program, which offers a high performance, flexible rental option for temperature controlled pallet shippers, with global reach.
"Japan remains the world's second-largest pharmaceutical market, behind the United States and China tied for first, making Tokyo a logical fit for our next service center," explained Dominic Hyde, vice president of Credo on Demand. "With an aging population to consider, Japan has recently accelerated approvals of new drugs, a change that will influence many aspects of the life science cold chain in Asia, including the need for temperature controlled packaging, like that serviced in our new Tokyo facility."
A grand opening event will be held on May 11 to mark the official launch of the new facility, which is one of 12 new Credo on Demand network station openings scheduled for 2018. Other key locations include the recently opened San Diego Service Center with additional facilities to be unveiled in Seoul, Basel, Dublin, Toronto, Frankfurt, Tel Aviv, Indianapolis and others to be named.
In addition to serving as a network station for the company's Credo on Demand rental program, the new Tokyo service center will provide a variety of options for Pelican BioThermal customers, including conditioning and end of rental drop-off.
The company also plans to launch over 50 drop points throughout 2018, for end of rental drop-off of their passive temperature controlled containers (including Credo Cargo and Credo Xtreme) at new locations spanning Europe, Asia and the Americas.
The latest location complements the existing and expanding network stations servicing key hubs for pharmaceutical manufacturing and transfer activities and is available to customers worldwide.
To learn more about the global network of service centers, network stations and drop points, as well as the wide range of Pelican BioThermal offerings, including Credo Cargo, Credo Xtreme and the Credo on Demand rental program, visit http://pelicanbiothermal.com.
Pelican BioThermal is a division of Pelican Products, Inc., which is a portfolio company of Behrman Capital, a private equity investment firm based in New York and San Francisco.
About Pelican Products
Pelican Products, Inc. is the global leader in the design and manufacture of high performance protective cases, temperature controlled packaging solutions, advanced portable lighting systems and rugged gear for professionals and outdoor enthusiasts. Their products are used by professionals in the most demanding markets including fire safety, law enforcement, defense / military, aerospace, entertainment, industrial and consumer. Pelican products are designed and built to last a lifetime. The company operates in 21 countries, with 22 international sales offices and six manufacturing facilities around the globe. In Europe, the company does business under the name Peli Products, S.LU. For more information, visit pelican.com or behrmancap.com.
About Pelican BioThermal
Pelican BioThermal LLC offers the widest range of thermally protected, temperature controlled packaging and service solutions to the global life sciences industry. The company's products ensure that delicate biological materials arrive intact and effective, despite exterior environments. Pelican BioThermal is dedicated to developing innovative products designed to fulfill the complex needs of the global life sciences industry. The company's customers benefit from its extensive expertise in ensuring that temperature stability is maintained throughout the distribution chain. The company also offers a complete portfolio of services and software to support end-to-end temperature controlled packaging asset management. In Europe, the company does business under the name Peli BioThermal Limited. For more information, visit pelicanbiothermal.com.
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