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CSafe Global Adds Sean Joyce to the Passive Parcel Sales Team for the Americas

CSafe Global Adds Sean Joyce to the Passive Parcel Sales Team for the Americas

Sean Joyce will support new and existing passive and small active customers across the Americas as Director of Passive Parcel Sales based in Illinois.   

DAYTON, Ohio, October 19, 2021 – CSafe Global, the innovation leader in temperature-controlled container solutions for the transport of life-enhancing pharmaceuticals, announced today that Sean Joyce has officially joined the company as Director of Life Science Sales – Americas for their Parcel portfolio of products.

“With more than 20 years’ experience in the cold chain packaging industry, Sean has a wealth of knowledge at his disposal to help customers solve their complex shipping challenges,” said Gidius van den Eng, CSafe Global senior director of global passive parcel sales. “His dedication to superior service combined with his considerable expertise make Sean a perfect fit for CSafe and our customers.”

Prior to CSafe, Joyce held a variety of sales and leadership positions with multiple packaging and cold chain shipping solution providers where he consistently set company records and built high-performing teams.

Mr. van den Eng also noted that “CSafe takes great care in our recruitment process to ensure we hire individuals who will drive our company mission and truly enhance the customer experience. I am confident Sean will excel in both regards.”

To speak with Sean Joyce or learn more about CSafe Parcel products and services, you can reach him directly at sjoyce@csafeglobal.com. For 24/7 customer support, call +1 937 245 6350 (prompt 2) or email customersupport@csafeglobal.com.

CSafe Global Adds Mie Mie Aung to the Life Science Sales Team for the eastern United States

CSafe Global Adds Mie Mie Aung to the Life Science Sales Team for the eastern United States

Mie Mie Aung will take responsibility for CSafe Global customers across the eastern half of the U.S. as Director of Life Science Sales based in Miami.   

DAYTON, Ohio, June 30, 2021 – CSafe Global, the innovation leader in temperature-controlled container solutions for the transport of life-enhancing pharmaceuticals, announced today that Mie Mie Aung has officially joined the company as Director of Life Science Sales – U.S. East.

“Mie Mie brings an extensive background the pharmaceutical and cell therapy industry as well as supply chain making her an ideal advisor and partner for CSafe customers,” said Boris Eterovic, CSafe Global senior director of life sciences – Americas.

Born in Rangoon, Burma and raised in Southeast Asia, Aung came to the U.S. as a university student. With a B.S. in biology and a master’s in pharmacology, she started her career at AstraZeneca Pharmaceuticals in hospital sales, then field marketing, supporting the regional sales teams. After more than a decade with AstraZeneca, Aung moved on to head global supply chain for Grunenthal Pharmaceuticals. Prior to joining CSafe, Aung began a regenerative wellness practice focused on stem cell therapies.

“CSafe strives to build a team of experienced individuals focused on delivering for customers and patients,” Eterovic continued. “Mie Mie’s deep expertise in both pharmaceuticals, supply chain and building her own regenerative wellness business gives her unique insights into the best ways to support our customers and help ensure the safe delivery of their products.”

To speak with Mie Mie Aung or learn more about CSafe products and services, you can reach her directly at mmaung@csafeglobal.com. For 24/7 customer support, call +1 937 245 6350 (prompt 2) or email customersupport@csafeglobal.com.

CSafe Global Providing Thermal Protection for COVID-19 Vaccine Shipments from BioNTech Facility

CSafe Global Providing Thermal Protection for COVID-19 Vaccine Shipments from BioNTech Facility

The tailor-made double-wall VIP insulated shipper provides 10+ days of temperature protection for vaccine shipments from BioNTech’s facility with minimal dry ice.

DAYTON, Ohio, May 5, 2021 – CSafe Global, the innovation leader in active, passive parcel and cell and gene temperature-controlled container solutions for the transport of life-enhancing pharmaceuticals is honored to partner with BioNTech as the thermal shipping solution provider for Pfizer-BioNTech COVID-19 Vaccine shipments from BioNTech’s facility in Germany. The custom thermal shipping container maintains -70°C for a minimum of 240 hours to help ensure the vaccine arrives safely at locations around the world.

The custom container uses a double wall of best-in-class Vacuum Insulated Panel (VIP) technology, a custom payload box with product vial trays with a built-in handle for simplified packing and unpacking. Thermal testing exceeded all expectations and the shipper consistently performed well beyond the 240-hour minimum. The container will maintain the desired temperature indefinitely with the addition of dry ice as needed.

“Using innovative engineering design concepts, the CSafe team was able to exceed BioNTech’s requirements for a high-performance container that will maintain -70°C for more than 10 days,” said Patrick Schafer, CSafe Global CEO. “Additionally, we were also able to reduce the amount of dry ice needed by more than 30% from our original projection by making additional tweaks to the design. CSafe has always been a purpose-driven company and every one of our employees couldn’t be prouder of this tremendous achievement and our role in helping BioNTech put an end to the pandemic.”

The Pfizer-BioNTech COVID-19 Vaccine (BNT162b2), which is based on BioNTech’s proprietary mRNA technology, was developed by both BioNTech and Pfizer. BioNTech is the Marketing Authorization Holder in the European Union, and the holder of emergency use authorizations or equivalent in the United States (jointly with Pfizer), United Kingdom, Canada and other countries in advance of a planned application for full marketing authorizations in these countries.

Venu Vinjamaram Joins CSafe Global as Senior Vice President of Technology and Innovation

Venu Vinjamaram Joins CSafe Global as Senior Vice President of Technology and Innovation

CSafe Global is expanding its senior leadership team with the addition Venu Vinjamaram as the SVP of Technology and Innovation.   

DAYTON, Ohio, Apr. 21, 2021 – CSafe Global, the innovation leader in temperature-controlled container solutions for the transport of life-enhancing pharmaceuticals, announced today that Venu Vinjamaram has officially joined the company’s senior leadership team as Senior Vice President of Technology and Innovation.

CSafe has been driving a digital transformation effort within the company for some time. “With the launch of our shipment visibility platform and our future plans for additional digital innovations in the cold chain industry, we need strong technical expertise at the senior team level to drive strategic development and growth with focus on continuous transformation which includes efficiency, security and user experience,” said CSafe CEO, Patrick Schafer of the decision to add the new role.

“Venu brings nearly 25 years’ experience as a technology executive within the healthcare and cold chain logistics industries,” Schafer continued. “His focus on partnership, team building, innovation and delivering on strategic plans aligns perfectly with our vision for the future of our business. I am delighted to have Venu on board for this next phase in CSafe’s long history of success.”

Vinjamaram joins CSafe Global following a long career with AmerisourceBergen, where he held several technical and executive roles. In his most recent role with AmerisourceBergen, he provided technology leadership at World Courier and had responsibility for a multi-year digital transformation initiative. In his new role at CSafe, he will be responsible for Information Technology and digital strategy spanning applications, data, cybersecurity and infrastructure.

“Joining CSafe now – as the company continues to grow and deliver new innovations in both thermal packaging and digital solutions – is exciting at a professional level and satisfying at a personal level because I will remain in the healthcare industry and have the opportunity to positively impact patients’ lives,” said Vinjamaram. “I think the timing is perfect for both the organization and for me. This is a unique opportunity to contribute in a significant way to the future of the cold chain industry and I am ready to get to work and see what great things we can all accomplish together.”

CSafe Global Named Service Partner of the Year by United Cargo

CSafe Global Named Service Partner of the Year by United Cargo

DAYTON, Ohio, March 9, 2021 – CSafe Global, the innovation leader in temperature-controlled container solutions for the transport of life-enhancing pharmaceuticals, has been recognized as United Cargo’s Service Partner of the Year for 2020.

The honor was presented during a virtual awards ceremony at United’s Worldwide Cargo Meeting held annually in January. The Service Partner of the Year award is given to a partner company who positively impacted United Cargo’s global business and achieved overall outstanding operational performance.

“We pride ourselves on providing unmatched support and service to our customers and we are honored to be recognized by United Cargo,” said Patrick Schafer, CSafe CEO. “I want to thank United Cargo and Jan Krems for this award. And a special note of thanks goes to our own Jez Palmer, senior director of partner alliance (airlines) for CSafe, for his ongoing dedication to building and maintaining strong relationships with our airline partners.”

“United Cargo has played a major role in transporting vital commodities to global communities since the beginning of the COVID-19 pandemic. Safely delivering these essential goods is not possible without strong service partners like CSafe who share our same commitment to providing customers with the highest level of service,” said United Cargo President Jan Krems. “CSafe has been an integral partner in helping us protect and deliver critical temperature-controlled shipments, which is more necessary now than ever before.”

“On behalf of the CSafe team all around the world, I would like to say thank you to United Cargo for this award, highlighting the Specialty Products team under Manu Jacob’s stewardship.  When 2020 began nobody knew what was about to happen and the far-reaching impact the COVID-19 pandemic would have. The principles of partnership and collaboration have come to the fore to change the lives of patients all around the world, in a time when this has become more important than ever,” Palmer said. “This year will undoubtedly be another unique year, and CSafe looks forward to continuing to partner with United Cargo.”

CSafe Global Adds New Hub Locations in Luxembourg and Italy

CSafe Global Adds New Hub Locations in Luxembourg and Italy

CSafe has engaged local partnerships to establish its first hub operation in Luxembourg and a third in Italy to support local customers.

CSafe Global, the innovation leader in temperature-controlled container solutions for the transport of life-enhancing pharmaceuticals, is once again expanding their global footprint opening two new hub operations in Luxembourg and Florence, Italy.

Partnering with DB Schenker in Luxembourg, CSafe has approximately 2,500 square-feet / 232 square-meters of warehouse space to clean and store RKN and RAP containers. In Florence, the company has extended an ongoing partnership with BCube to secure approximately 10,000 square-feet / 929 square-meters for CSafe containers.

With the addition of these new hub locations, Europe now has the most CSafe operations facilities in the world. “These locations round out a robust CSafe network across Europe,” noted Tom Weir, CSafe COO. “We continue to evaluate the need for additional locations in Europe and around the world to ensure we make the most strategic investments that will optimize operations and service for our customers,” he continued.

CSafe continues to deliver on its mission to the highest quality temperature-controlled containers in the industry to ensure pharmaceuticals and biologics are delivered to patients in optimal condition for maximum efficacy. By investing in best-in-class facilities in strategic locations worldwide, CSafe can provide top tier service to customers in their local area.

CSafe Global Adds Dong Woo Lee to Life Science Sales Team in South Korea / CSafe Global 한국 생명과학 영업팀에 이동우 이사 합류

CSafe Global Adds Dong Woo Lee to Life Science Sales Team in South Korea / CSafe Global 한국 생명과학 영업팀에 이동우 이사 합류

CSafe Global has been expanding its Life Science sales team in Asia most recently adding Dong Woo Lee as Director of Life Science Sales based in Seoul.   

DAYTON, Ohio, Feb. 4, 2020 – CSafe Global, the innovation leader in temperature-controlled container solutions for the transport of life-enhancing pharmaceuticals, announced today that Dong Woo Lee has officially joined the company as Director of Life Science Sales – South Korea.

CSafe has been building its Life Science sales team worldwide for the past 18 months and Mr. Lee is the newest member of the South Korea team. “Dong Woo brings an extensive background in the life sciences and chemical industries making him an ideal advisor and partner for CSafe customers,” said Scott Garchar, CSafe Global senior director of life sciences – Asia.

After earning degrees in both agricultural biology and chemistry from Seoul National University, Lee began his career as brand manager with Sigma-Aldrich. During his 17-year tenure he held several roles in operations and sales and marketing. Lee joined Honeywell in 2016 where he built an APAC sales organization and a preferred distributor program.

“Our goal as an organization is to ensure that the biopharmaceuticals transported in CSafe containers remain at the proper temperature throughout the shipment and are delivered to patients at maximum efficacy,” remarked Seth Hertel, CSafe chief commercial officer. “To achieve that goal, we hire only highly experienced individuals with a deep respect for and understanding of the products, customers and partnerships involved in every shipment. Dong Woo has all of these attributes and will be an exceptional addition to our South Korea team.”

To speak with DW Lee or learn more about CSafe products and services, you can reach him directly at +82 10 5396 7282 or dwlee@csafeglobal.com. For 24/7 customer support, call +1 937 245 6350 (prompt 2) or email customersupport@csafeglobal.com.

CSafe Global, 아시아 생명과학 영업팀 확충의 일환으로 서울 주재 생명과학 영업팀에 이동우 이사 채용

미국 오하이오주 데이턴, 2021년 2월 3일 – 삶의 질을 높여주는 의약품을 운송하는 온도 제어 컨테이너 솔루션 분야의 혁신 리더인 CSafe Global이 오늘 한국 생명과학 영업팀에 이동우 이사가 입사했음을 공식 발표했다.

이동우 이사는 지난 18개월에 걸친 CSafe의 글로벌 생명과학 영업팀 구축의 일환으로 한국 영업팀에 최근 합류했다. CSafe Global의 Scott Garchar 아시아 생명과학 선임 이사는 “이동우 이사는 생명과학 및 화학 업계에서 광범위한 경력을 보유한 CSafe 고객을 위한 이상적인 자문가이자 파트너”라고 설명했다.

이 이사는 서울대학교에서 농생물학 및 화학 학위를 받은 후 Sigma-Aldrich에서 브랜드 매니저로 경력을 시작했다. 이후 17년 간 운영, 영업, 마케팅에서 여러 직책을 담당했다. 2016년에는 Honeywell에 입사하여 APAC 영업 조직과 총판 조직을 구축했다.

Seth Hertel CSafe 최고영업책임자(CCO)는 “당사의 전사적 목표는 CSafe 컨테이너로 운반되는 생의약품의 배송 온도 유지를 통해 약품의 효능을 극대화하여 환자에게 전달하는 것”이라면서 “이 목표를 달성하기 위해 우리 회사는 배송과 관련된 모든 제품, 고객 및 파트너십을 깊이 존중하고 이해하는 풍부한 경력의 소유자만을 채용하고 있다. 이 이사는 이러한 조건을 모두 충족하는 인재이며, 우리 한국 영업팀에 특별한 기여를 할 것으로 기대한다”고 말했다.

전화 +82 10 5396 7282 또는 이메일 dwlee@csafeglobal.com을 통해 직접 이동우 이사에게 문의하거나 CSafe 제품 및 서비스에 대해 자세히 문의할 수 있습니다. 연중무휴 고객 지원은 전화 +1 937 245 6350(내선번호 2번) 또는 이메일 customersupport@csafeglobal.com을 이용하시기 바랍니다.

CSafe Global Continues Expansion Across Asia with Two New Hub Locations in China

CSafe Global Continues Expansion Across Asia with Two New Hub Locations in China

Through a partnership with C.H. Robinson, CSafe will establish hub operations in Beijing and Guangzhou to support local customers.

DAYTON, Ohio, Feb. 3, 2021 – CSafe Global, the innovation leader in temperature-controlled container solutions for the transport of life-enhancing pharmaceuticals, continues to expand operations across Asia opening two new hub operations in Beijing and Guangzhou, China.

The Beijing (PEK) facility will provide 500 sqm (5382 sq. ft.) of warehouse space to clean and store CSafe RKN and RAP containers. CSafe will have 400 sqm (4305 sq. ft.) in the Guangzhou (CAN) facility. This strategic partnership with C.H. Robinson provides CSafe access to their extensive network and logistics experience. C.H. Robinson’s vast network of locations across China – including 19 of the major cities – gives CSafe the flexibility to easily expand and provide containers to customers in key locations quickly.

These two new facilities bring CSafe’s total station count to 11 across the APAC region with more to come in 2021. “Adding these to our established operations in Shanghai and Hong Kong, we are able to easily supply CSafe containers anywhere in mainland China,” said Tom Weir, CSafe Global COO. “Our team is also working on agreements in several other locations across the region to establish additional hubs and comprehensive service centers for container maintenance and repairs this year in other major cities in China. We are very strategic about where we establish hubs and service centers to ensure we invest wisely and always optimize operations and service for our customers,” he continued.

CSafe continues to deliver on its mission to the highest quality temperature-controlled containers in the industry to ensure pharmaceuticals and biologics are delivered to patients in optimal condition for maximum efficacy. By investing in best-in-class facilities in strategic locations worldwide, CSafe can provide top tier service to customers in their local area.

CSafe Global 继续在亚洲扩展,包括在中国新建两个运营枢纽

CSafe Global 继续在亚洲扩展,包括在中国新建两个运营枢纽

通过与 C.H. Robinson 建立的伙伴关系,CSafe 将在北京和广州新建两个运营枢纽,以便为当地客户提供支持。

2021 年 2 月 3 日于美国俄亥俄州代顿市——CSafe Global 是一家供应温控集装箱的领先供应商,公司产品适用于运输各种增益生命的药剂产品。该公司继续在亚洲扩展业务,包括在中国的北京和广州新建两个运营枢纽。

位于北京(机场代号:PEK)的运营枢纽面积达 500 平方米(5,382 平方英尺),可为 CSafe 的 RKN 和 RAP 集装箱提供清洁和存储等服务。CSafe 在广州(机场代号:CAN)的运营枢纽将有 400 平方米(4,305 平方英尺)的面积。这次与 C.H. Robinson 建立的战略合作伙伴关系为 CSafe 带来了广大的网络和后勤运营经验。C.H. Robinson 在中国有笼大的网络——覆盖了 19 个大城市;CSafe 也因此可以利用这个网络在各个主要城市扩展,并迅速向位于各大城市的客户提供集装箱。

这两个新设施使 CSafe 目前在亚太地区所拥有的据点数量增加到 11 个;该公司也将在 2021 年继续扩展在中国的业务。CSafe Global 的首席运营官 Tom Weir 说:“我们在现有的上海和香港业务之外新增了这两个枢纽,让我们能为中国各地提供 CSafe 的集装箱。我们的团队也同时在中国其他地点筹备运营据点,希望能在今年内建立更多的集装箱运营中心和服务中心,为中国其他大城市提供集装箱的维修服务。我们在筹建运营和服务中心时,都以战略的角度进行选址;这能确保我们明智地投资未来,同时为我们的客户优化运营和服务。”

CSafe 的使命是为业界提供最高质量的温控集装箱,以便确保所有的药物和生物制剂都能以最佳的状态交付到病患手中,最终达到最佳的疗效。通过在各大重要地点投资一流设施,CSafe可为当地客户提供顶级的服务。

ANA Cargo Approves CSafe RKN and RAP Active Air Cargo Containers for Flight

ANA Cargo Approves CSafe RKN and RAP Active Air Cargo Containers for Flight

The high-performing temperature-controlled containers from CSafe Global will be available through ANA’s PRIO PHARMA transportation service for pharmaceuticals.

ANA Cargo Inc., the core air freight business of ANA Group, has partnered with CSafe Global, the innovation leader in active, passive parcel and cell and gene temperature-controlled container solutions for the transport of life-enhancing pharmaceuticals, to introduce its high-performing active air cargo containers – the CSafe RKN and RAP – to ANA Cargo’s PRIO PHARMA lineup.

CSafe’s active air cargo units use innovative heating and compressor-driven cooling technologies, along with advanced VIP insulation, to maintain constant payload temperatures even at extreme ambient temperatures spanning from -30°C to +49°C (RKN) and -30°C to +54°C (RAP). The CSafe RAP’s large payload compartment of 6.68m3 easily accommodates up to four standard U.S. pallets or five standard Euro pallets. With an extended battery run times of more than 130 and 120 hours for the CSafe RKN and RAP respectively, CSafe air cargo containers ensure temperature integrity and product viability through to destination even on extended journeys.

ANA Cargo, established in 2013, is the core company of the air freight business in the ANA Group, Japan’s leading airline group, and as of 2019 is ranked 12th in the world transporting 1.15 million tons of air freight volume. ANA is the first Japanese airline to receive IATA CEIV Pharma certification for their reliable transport of pharmaceutical products. Following a vigorous testing process, the carrier has now approved the use of the CSafe RKN and the CSafe RAP on its aircrafts to offer customers continued assurance of compliance and temperature-control.

“We are happy to announce our partnership with CSafe. As the only Japanese IATA CEIV Pharma certified airline since 2017, we have been expanding our capabilities to transport temperature-controlled pharmaceuticals at the global standard and beyond,” noted Norihiko Kurata, Director of Global Marketing at ANA Cargo. “Now more than ever, transporting pharmaceuticals safely is a social mission for us. We want to cater to every customers’ needs various pharmaceuticals including vaccines. The addition of CSafe to our product lineup is our commitment to our valued customers.”

“This new partnership allows CSafe to offer our best-in-class products to ANA Cargo customers to safely transport temperature sensitive pharmaceuticals and biologics,” stated Patrick Schafer, CEO of CSafe Global. “We are thrilled to add ANA as one of our key partners in Japan and look forward to a long and prosperous affiliation.”

ANA Cargo will manage CSafe RKN and CSafe RAP container leases through their PRIO PHARMA service and have provided reservation instructions for customers on their website.

ANA CargoがCSafeのRKN・RAPアクティブタイプの航空貨物用コンテナの使用を承認

CSafe Globalの高性能温度管理コンテナが、ANA Cargoの医薬品輸送サービス「PRIO PHARMA」で利用できます。

2021年1月14日
【デイトン(米オハイオ州)】 ANAグループの航空貨物事業の中核を担う、株式会社ANA Cargoとの提携により、CSafe Globalの高性能アクティブタイプの航空貨物コンテナ(CSafe RKNおよびRAP)が、ANA CargoのPRIO PHARMAのラインナップに追加されました。CSafe Globalは、アクティブタイプ、パッシブタイプの温度管理コンテナや、細胞・遺伝子治療専用のパッケージングなど、生命を豊かにするための医薬品を輸送するためのイノベーションリーダーです。

CSafeのアクティブタイプ航空貨物コンテナは、革新的な加熱システムとコンプレッサー駆動の冷却技術、そして先進的な真空断熱材(VIP)を使用して、-30℃から+49℃(RKN)および-30℃から+54℃(RAP)という極限の外気温度条件下においても貨物の温度を一定に保ちます。CSafe RAPの大きなコンテナ内寸は6.68m3あり、USパレット4枚もしくはEUパレット5枚を容易に収容できます。CSafe RKNは130時間以上、RAPでは120時間以上の長いバッテリー駆動時間を備え、長時間の移動でも目的地までの温度を完全に保ち、製品の安定性を確保します。

ANA Cargoは、日本を代表する航空会社グループであるANAグループの航空貨物事業の中核会社として、2013年に設立されました。2019年現在、航空貨物輸送量は115万トンで、世界12位にランクされています。ANAは、医薬品を輸送する信頼性の高い航空会社として、日本の航空会社で初めてIATA CEIV Pharma認証を取得しました。厳格な検査過程を経て、ANAは、CSafe RKNとCSafe RAPコンテナの同社航空機への使用を承認し、お客様にコンプライアンスと温度管理を常に提供できるようになりました。

「(ANA Cargoは)この度、CSafeとパートナーシップを結びました。2017年以来、日本唯一のIATA CEIV Pharma認定航空会社として、温度管理された環境で医薬品を輸送するための世界的基準や規格以上の機能を拡張しています」とANA Cargoグローバルマーケティング部マーケティング企画課 課長の倉田紀彦氏はコメントしました。「現在、医薬品を安全に輸送することは、弊社の社会的使命となっています。ワクチンを始めとするさまざまな医薬品の輸送を通して、お客様のニーズにお応えしたいと考えています。CSafeを弊社の製品ラインナップに追加したことは、弊社の大切なお客様へのコミットメントを示しています。」

CSafe Global CEOのPatrick Schaferは、「この新しいパートナーシップにより、CSafeは、温度管理の厳しい医薬品やバイオ医薬品を安全に輸送するための、ベストインクラスの製品をANA Cargoのお客様に提供することができます」と述べています。「ANAを日本の重要なパートナーとして迎えることができ光栄に思います。今後の長期的で実り多いパートナーシップに期待を寄せております。」

ANA Cargoは、同社のサービスPRIO PHARMACSafe RKNおよびCSafe RAPのコンテナリースを管理