SEKO Logistics and Peli BioThermal have extended their two-year partnership, supported by SEKO’s opening of a new 30,000sq ft facility in Dublin, Ireland.

    The companies said they were targeting a “bigger share of Ireland’s growing pharmaceutical market”.

    Peli BioThermal, which offers temperature-controlled, thermally protected packaging and service solutions to the global life sciences industry, appointed SEKO Logistics as its network station and service centre in Ireland in 2019.

    Since signing the original master services agreement, SEKO has been responsible for servicing, refurbishing, repairing and conditioning shippers from Peli BioThermal’s ‘Crēdo on Demand’ rental program to ensure delicate biological life science materials arrive intact and effective, protected from exterior environments.

    Peli BioThermal has now upgraded its service offering to pharma customers in Ireland, leveraging SEKO’s international freight forwarding network.

    Under the newly extended partnership, SEKO now also provides international movements of Crēdo Cargo units by air, sea and road transportation, offering import, export and in-house customs brokerage services. SEKO has also opened a new ‘Crēdo Cube’ refurbishment operation within the facility with a GDP-certified team of staff.

    “What we are doing with SEKO Logistics in Ireland is over and above what we typically do in other service stations and we’re keen to upgrade some of our other locations to follow this model,” said Peli BioThermal’s director of worldwide marketing Adam Tetz.

    “SEKO’s new facility has made it easier and more cost efficient to set up these other services and sets a precedent for future network stations. We see massive growth potential in Ireland and the availability of these additional services broadens our scope. Working with SEKO is a great experience. They are very supportive and accommodating, and this has enabled us to move ahead with new opportunities.”

    SEKO Logistics’ managing director in Ireland Michael Daly commented: “One of our reasons for moving to a bigger facility in Dublin was to show Peli BioThermal that we are a long-term partner ready to support their growth over the next 3-5 years. We want to help them grow more and, in doing so, show Ireland’s pharma industry the benefits we can offer by centralising their requirements with us.

    “By combining Peli BioThermal with SEKO’s international freight forwarding network and customs services, we can simplify pharma supply chains and make them more efficient.”

    MRO Americas 2021