Temperature controlled packaging specialist, Pelican BioThermal, is opening a new network station and service centre in Dublin, Ireland to service, refurbish, repair and condition its reusable Crēdo on Demand shippers.
This new facility puts Pelican BioThermal on track to realise its plan to exceed 100 network stations and drop points for its rental programme in 2019.
The Dublin facility is focused on Pelican BioThermal’s Crēdo on Demand programme, which provide a high performance, flexible rental option for temperature controlled containers such as Crēdo Cargo, Crēdo Xtreme and Crēdo Cube. The Crēdo on Demand rental programme allows organisations to choose the shipper application that best fits their company’s requirements, logistics profile and budget, the company says.
The new Dublin network station and service centre is strategically located in Harristown, next to Dublin Airport and is ideally located to serve the ever growing pharma industry in Ireland, which is home to some of the world’s leading biotech and pharma companies.
All of the world’s top 10 Bio-Pharmaceutical companies and 14 of the world’s top 15 medical technology companies have operations in Ireland according to Ireland’s Investment Development Agency (IDA). Some 75 pharmaceutical companies operate in the country where the biopharmaceutical industry has made a capital investment of approximately USD 10 billion in new facilities during recent years.
IDA Ireland added this represents close to the biggest wave of investment in new BioTech facilities anywhere in the world and how Ireland’s pharma, bio and chemistry produce amounts to EUR 39 billion in annual exports.
Dublin is a key hub of manufacturing and distribution for the pharma industry and Ireland is home to some of the largest pharmaceutical and healthcare companies in the world including Lilly, Pfizer, Sanofi, Amgen, Allergan, Alexion, GlaxoSmithKline, Merck and Pramerica.
“Dublin is a key logistics location hub and Ireland’s life sciences sector and bio-pharmaceutical industry is increasing at a rapid rate,” says Dominic Hyde, vice president of Crēdo on Demand. “As we continue to expand our Crēdo on Demand rental program, the Dublin network station and service center puts customers in closer proximity to more convenient and flexible shipping options.”
The Dublin network station and service center is being staffed by a team of Pelican BioThermal experts to mirror the superior service levels provided at the company’s growing number of network stations and service centers around the globe, the company adds.