Pelican acquires Cool Logistics, building out its biopharma cold-chain offerings

Product lines and brands multiply in the Pelican biopharma portfolio

Having earlier acquired Minnesota Thermal Science, a cold-chain packaging vendor, Pelican Products (Torrance, CA) is now adding another property to its portfolio: Cool Logistics (Bedfordshire, UK). Cool Logistics, besides having an extensive line of passive temperature-controlled containers, has sales and distribution offices around the world. “Cool Logistics’ presence in countries such as the UK, India, Singapore and Australia will allow us to better service international markets, bringing critical solutions to our global customers,” said Lyndon Faulkner, President and CEO of Pelican, in a statement. “With this acquisition and the recent integration of Minnesota Thermal Science, we're now positioned to provide customers with the industry's widest range of packaging solutions leveraging a variety of technologies.”

Pelican, known for its heavy-duty containers for electronics and military equipment, entered the pharma cold-chain market a few years ago with its Pelican reusable cases. The Minnesota Thermal acquisition brought that company’s Credo products, high-performance containers that are also reusable, as well as single-use Sherpa systems and Cool-Pall pallet shippers. Cool Logistics brings a range of small- to pallet-size passive containers. The company recently announced the Chronos line, a redesigned line of prequalified shippers, said to operate up to 120 h in real-world applications. “Silverskin” thermal covers (for controlled room-temperature shipping) and an evaporative cooling technology called NanoCool round out its product lines.