Refrigerated air cargo container manufacturer Envirotainer has opened a new office in Singapore.
Envirotainer foresees healthy expansion of its business in Asia Pacific, with the region expected to grow in pharmaceutical sales by 97 percent and account for 29 percent of global pharma sales by 2016.
“Envirotainer is today locally represented in Australia, India, Japan, New Zealand and Singapore and we intend to actively develop further in the region,” said Gustaf Ljunggren, chief executive officer of Envirotainer. “Thanks to our airline partners the Asian pharmaceutical industry can standardize their cold chain packaging as these partners can connect more than 50 Asian cities within 48 hours or less.
“In 2011, Envirotainer served more than 300 unique airport-to-airport combinations which originated from nearly 20 different Asian countries. Growing our presence in the region is about meeting the goals of an industry that relies heavily on predictability and by providing even higher levels of availability and reliability as we expect to gain more market share,” he said.
Singapore has become an important biopharma, medical, and logistics hub in the Asia-Pacific region with major companies in the sector building commercial, manufacturing, distribution and warehouse presences there. Australia and Japan are also showing growth, and the pharmaceutical industries in South Korea, China and India are also developing rapidly, the company said.
Envirotainer appointed Suat Toh as head of its health care sales for Asia Pacific, based in Singapore. Other new appointments in the Asia-Pacific region include Theng Hui Low as regional sales manager, Paul Seet as regional partner manager, and Sunny Jaggi as global service network coordinator.
In 2011, Envirotainer said it worked with more than 400 companies in the pharmaceutical and health care industry, helping to transport the equivalent of 75,000 pallets to more than 100 countries around the world. In the Asia Pacific region, Envirotainer works closely with airlines and freight forwarders to move these temperature-sensitive products inter and intra continent.
The new Singapore office will work closely with Envirotainer’s Asia-Pacific operations Center located in Sydney.