Marken has opened a new logistics operations centre in Shanghai, China. Located close to both the Hongqiao and Pudong airports, the new office within the Zhangjiang high tech district is also in close proximity to several of Marken’s existing pharma clients.
Temperature controlled vehicles will join Marken’s fleet to provide ground transportation for time and temperature sensitive shipments. With Asia now a top clinical trial destination, Marken said its growth in the number of offices, depots and number of full time employees in China is tied to their commitment to provide services and facilities where clients need them to be located. In preparation for this growth, Marken was granted a 12-year license to ship biological samples and drug product within China.
An opening ceremony took place yesterday with Marken’s chief executive officer, Wes Wheeler in attendance, and included many of Marken’s local clients in the area. “We are very proud to welcome the Shanghai team to the global Marken network of offices,” said Wheeler. “These logistical experts bring many years of relevant experience to the organisation, and the physical presence of this new office now expands the number of clients Marken can serve within the Asia Pacific region. Our opening of the Shanghai office compliments the existing Beijing office and, combined with a fully certified GDP depot, works together seamlessly to provide complete services to our China-based clients.”
Celebrating 35 years, Marken is a clinical logistics organisation (CLO), providing logistic services to the pharmaceutical, biotechnology, and medical device and life sciences industries.