June 2014 – In March, CSafe Global opened its first wholly-owned and managed service center in San Francisco. CSafe’s CEO, Brian Kohr, commented: “CSafe is continuing to invest in our growth and, central to our strategy, to expand our service center network. With the expansion of our fleet and customer base, we needed more servicing capacity to enable us to continue our high standards of support and maintenance. We chose SFO for a CSafe operated and dedicated service center as it is at the point of need for many of our biopharmaceutical customers.”
Rick Rackley, CSafe’s Director of Service Partners, adds: “CSafe has developed a first-class resource at SFO with improved availability and faster, cost effective turnarounds – something our partners can pass on to their customers. With our appointed and trained technicians, the average turnaround times are currently between 24 and 72 hours. We have also designed the center with inbuilt flexibility and are confident that we will see further improvements.”
According to the San Francisco International Airport, in 2013 they saw a 4.3% rise in European-bound cargo, and, in the first three months of 2014, this growth continued by 10.5%. In fact, all cargo from SFO grew by 2.3% in the first calendar quarter of 2014.
Brian concludes: “Growth in the California Corridor has been steady and strong so SFO was a natural choice for our first dedicated service center. Over the past two decades, CSafe has built its reputation on reliability and performance and this new center allows us to not only better serve our customers now, but also for many years to come.”
To find out more about the new SFO operations, contact Rick atRRackley@CSafeGlobal.com.
About CSafe Global:
CSafe Global is the world’s largest producer of actively controlled mobile refrigeration units for life science companies, healthcare organizations, global military organizations and international disaster relief agencies. The company manufacturers AcuTemp brand passive packaging and hand-held mobile carriers, the CSafe brand of active containers, and is the exclusive manufacturer and provider of ThermoCor vacuum insulation.
The active solution product assortment includes the CSafe RKN, the only compressor-driven air cargo container of its kind with approvals from both the US Federal Aviation Administration (FAA) and European Aviation Safety Agency (EASA). The RKN utilizes heating and compressor-driven cooling technology to eliminate the risks associated with extreme ambient conditions as well as the cost, aggravation and environmental challenges associated with dry ice transportation with benefits that include eliminating the need for refrigerated trucking and/or temperature controlled packaging.
CSafe Global’s AcuTemp brand has provided more than ten thousand hand-held mobile temperature-management solutions since its founding more than 25 years ago. The passive solution assortment includes packaging for 2-8°C, CRT and frozen shipments with hold times from 12 to 240 hours and with payload volumes up to 50 liters.