Envirotainer is celebrating 10 years in Asia Pacific after it first opened its regional headquarters in Singapore in 2012, becoming the first active cold-chain solutions provider in the region.
Since then the company has grown from a small team of three to 29 people. It now runs a robust team of sales, operations and a 1,800-sqm centre of excellence, where it provides maintenance and repair and services for its fleet to assure serviceability and airworthiness.
To date, the Singapore station has moved over 5,000 containers in and out of its care, transporting an estimated 40,000 pallets of vital medicines to more than 30 countries. In November, the company opened a new CryoSure® station in Singapore to allow storage capacity for up to 1,000 high-tech vacuum flasks for cryogenic shipping, known as dewars.
Over the past decade, Envirotainer has also run academy courses in Singapore to educate and train on best practices for the safe delivery of pharmaceuticals. The free-of-charge programme, which opened its doors in 2013, has helped more than 900 local stakeholders, from ground handlers to manufacturers, to develop their skills.
Throughout the pandemic, the company continued its tireless work as a registered essential service, supporting vaccine shipments in addition to the growing volume of other temperature-sensitive pharmaceuticals.