Pelican BioThermal, a global provider of temperature-controlled packaging, is opening a new network station and service center in Mexico City. The Mexico City network station will service, refurbish, repair and condition Pelican BioThermal’s reusable Crēdo on Demand shippers.
The new network station and service centre is the latest of a number of such stations and service centres that the company has opened throughout 2018/19 — driving toward a total of more than 100 locations around the world.
Mexico is the second largest pharmaceutical market in Latin America — and 12th in the world — with more than USD 1.75 billion in pharmaceutical exports since 2015.
Mexico’s pharmaceutical exports — primarily prophylactic, therapeutic, antibiotic and hormonal products — have steadily climbed in recent years, with an average increase of 2.6 per cent per year. These exports are mainly shipped to the US, Switzerland, Panama, Venezuela and Colombia. In addition, Mexico City has the highest number of pharmaceutical businesses in Mexico, and 40 per cent of the industry’s economic activity in Mexico is concentrated in the 10 largest companies.
“The pharmaceutical market in Mexico has become increasingly favorable in recent years, making it a prime location to add our network station and service center,” says Dominic Hyde, vice president of Crēdo on Demand. “Our Crēdo on Demand rental programme will give pharmaceutical innovators in the region more convenient and flexible shipping options along with the ability to reduce costs and advance sustainability goals with reusable shippers.”
Pelican BioThermal’s Crēdo on Demand shippers provide a high performance, flexible rental option for temperature-controlled containers such as Crēdo Cargo, Crēdo Xtreme and Crēdo Cube, according to the company. The Crēdo on Demand rental programme allows organisations to choose the shipper application that best fits their company’s requirements, logistics profile and budget, it adds.