SEKO Logistics and Peli BioThermal have extended their two-year partnership, with SEKO opening of a new 30,000 square foot facility in Dublin.
Peli BioThermal, which offers temperature-controlled 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 programme. Additionally, SEKO’s Good Distribution Practice-trained drivers distribute the temperature-controlled, pre-conditioned and validated containers to shippers across Ireland for loading.
The success of the partnership, alongside SEKO’s investment in its new Dublin hub, has enabled Peli BioThermal to upgrade its service offering to pharma customers in Ireland. 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.
The increased capacity of the new Dublin warehouse means that since the start of the partnership, the number of Peli BioThermal conditioning units stationed in Ireland has increased by 150%.
Adam Tetz, Director of Worldwide Marketing at Peli BioThermal, commented: “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. 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.”
“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," said Michael Daly, Managing Director of SEKO Logistics in Ireland. "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."
In Ireland, annual exports connected to the pharma, bio and chemistry sectors total €39bn.