Within the space of four weeks, Envirotainer is to increase the size of its 3,500 strong temperature-controlled container fleet by more than 10 percent to meet further market growth and demand for its equipment and services by the international healthcaresector.
By July 1st, 2007, the pioneer of active temperature-controlled air cargo containers will have increased its fleet of RKN t2 fleet by 200 new containers. Envirotainer is also investing in the production of another 175 RAP t2 containers.
Patrick Tobler, vice president operations at Envirotainer, said: “We are making this significant investment to expand our RKN and RAP fleets in order to cope with demand for Envirotainer’s containers from the healthcare industry and from our airline and logistics customers that have developed their own premium cold chain products by incorporating the use of our technology.
By adding over 10 percent of new capacity within such a short timescale, we will also ensure we provide the level of container availability and service quality our customers require from us in the peak demand periods during the third and fourth quarters of the year.”
Last year, in research by a leading consulting firm on behalf of Envirotainer, key decision-makers in the healthcare industry and logistics providers forecast that the volume of temperature sensitive airfreight would grow at 10 percent per annum for the next five years.