Pelican BioThermal, a global provider of temperature controlled packaging, is set to open a new service centre in Tokyo to service reusable Credo Cube parcel shippers, including refurbishment and repair.
The new facility will also serve as an additional network station for the company’s rapidly expanding Crēdo on Demand rental programme, which offers a high performance, flexible rental option for temperature controlled pallet shippers, with global reach, the company said.
“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 centre.” explained Dominic Hyde, vice president of Crēdo 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.”
The official opening will take pace on 11 May with the new facility being 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 as yet to be announced.
In addition to serving as a network station for the company’s Crēdo on Demand rental programme, the new Tokyo service centre 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 Crēdo Cargo and Crēdo 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.
The company also recently added eight new drop points serving customers across the US. The drop points further the expansion of Pelican BioThermal’s growing Crēdo on Demand rental programme by providing additional points of return for reusable shipping assets.
“Our Crēdo rental programs are designed to provide our customers with options,” said Hyde. “Adding these drop points in key logistics hubs in the United States will allow our customers in pharmaceutical distribution the flexibility and convenience to choose the best drop-off location for their business.”
Located at easy-to-access locations in key metro areas, Pelican BioThermal’s new drop points provide customers with an additional option for returning Crēdo on Demand assets at the end of the rental period, including Crēdo Xtreme pallet shippers and Crēdo Cargo bulk shippers. Providing coverage to the four major US regions, the new locations include:
● Atlanta (ATL)
● Boston (BOS)
● Chicago (ORD)
● Los Angeles (LAX)
● Miami (MIA)
● New York (JFK)
● San Francisco (SFO)
● Washington (IAD)
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.