Pelican BioThermal will open a service centre in Tokyo, serving the Credo Cube and Credo on Demand rental services.
A grand opening will be held on 11 May to mark the official launch, which is one of 12 new Credo on Demand network stations scheduled to open in 2018.
The Tokyo service centre will serve reusable Credo Cube parcel shippers including refurbishment and repair, and the Credo on Demand rental programme offering flexible rental options for temperature controlled pallet shippers.
Credo on Demand vice president, Dominic Hyde says Japan is the world’s second largest pharmaceutical market behind the USA and China in joint first, making Tokyo a logical location for a service centre.
He says: “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.”
Pelican BioThermal has also opened service centres in San Diego, with additional facilities to be unveiled in Seoul, Basel, Dublin, Toronto, Frankfurt, Tel Aviv, Indianapolis and others to be named.
The company also plans to launch over 50 drop points throughout 2018 for end of rental drop-off of passive temperature controlled containers at new locations across Europe, Asia and the Americas.