Sonoco ThermoSafe has purchased the assets and operations of Laminar Medica in the UK and Czech Republic from Clinimed (Holdings).
Further terms of the deal have not been disclosed.
Founded in 1975, Laminar Medica designs, tests and manufactures temperature-controlled packaging solutions.
Serving the global pharmaceutical and biotech industries, the company offers solutions for refrigerated, ambient and frozen temperature-controlled products, which which are transported over periods ranging from 24 to 120 hours.
Sonoco Thermosafe general manager Russell Grissett said: “By adding Laminar Medica, we are significantly expanding Sonoco ThermoSafe’s global presence and providing our customers local access to the widest range of insulated parcel and pallet solutions.
“Laminar’s strong brands, manufacturing, design, testing and qualification capabilities in the UK and Europe complements ThermoSafe’s current footprint to provide our customers the level of trust, confidence and customer experience they have grown to expect from a global market leader in temperature-assurance solutions.”
Laminar currently provides several insulated parcel and pallet shipping solutions under the brand names of ChillTherm, FreezeTherm, ClimiTherm, MediPhase, MediPorter, MediSorb, as well as newly launched ChillTech and AmbiTech products.
Sonoco ThermoSafe recently acquired the PharmaPort 360 assets, licenses, trademarks and manufacturing rights from AAR, marking its entry into the active temperature-controlled cargo containers market.
Image: Sonoco ThermoSafe expands presence in European temperature-controlled packaging market. Photo: courtesy of Sonoco ThermoSafe.