SkyCell and DuPont to share data collection know-how in the area of cold chain transportation of temperature sensitive goods
Zug, Switzerland, July 12, 2018 – Smart Containers Group, the Swiss-based manufacturer of the world’s safest temperature-controlled containers for food and pharmaceuticals, has announced a strategic alliance between its SkyCell division and DuPont Safety & Construction (DuPont), a division of DowDuPont, one of the world’s largest specialty product companies. The alliance will facilitate strategic collaboration between SkyCell and DuPont’s innovation and product development efforts. The collaboration will combine both companies’ service offerings to address the emerging requirements of the global supply chain sector.
The alliance will leverage SkyCell’s temperature-controlled containers and its logger and data platforms for DuPont™ Tyvek® Cargo Covers, the most innovative pallet blanket for pharmaceuticals, to ensure the safe delivery of pharmaceuticals world-wide. Additionally, both companies together can find better solutions to the cold chain market.
“We are excited to be entering into the next stage of our journey by collaborating with DuPont for their Tyvek® Cargo Covers, a trusted brand of protection in pharmaceutical logistics. With a shared vision of innovation in the supply chain of sensitive pharmaceuticals, this alliance shall help us to ensure that consumers are guaranteed a safe, sustainable service and further improve the offering through a data-driven approach,” said Richard Ettl, CEO of SkyCell.
“DuPont is deeply committed to the quality and integrity of our products, and to facilitating new dimensions of protection, security, and safety in a variety of industries – including pharmaceutical logistics. SkyCell shares our dedication to efficient, high-quality, and cost-effective services. As a result of this alliance, both like-minded companies will be better positioned to meet the requirements of the global logistics industry,” said Christian Marx, Vice President and General Manager for DuPont™ Tyvek® & Typar®.
SkyCell has been a leading manufacturer of temperature-controlled containers for pharmaceuticals, offering the safest logistics service within the pharmaceuticals industry. 12 of the 20 largest pharmaceutical manufacturers globally have independently validated the service offering of SkyCell and implemented its usage into their supply chain. SkyCell is already the fourth largest container company in air freight and represents the largest fleet of Internet of Things plugged-in containers in the world. The company enjoys world class partnerships with major airlines, including CargoLux and Emirates SkyCargo.
DuPont is the manufacturer of Tyvek® Cargo Covers, one of the most innovative pallet blankets to the pharmaceutical industry. Tyvek® Cargo Covers have helped protect the health of millions of patients worldwide by providing proven protection against temperature excursions, rain, dust, pollen, bird droppings, insects, and other sources of contamination for pharmaceutical shipments since its introduction in 2013. Tyvek® is a registered trademark of DuPont.
DuPont Safety & Construction, a DowDuPont Specialty Products Division business, is a global leader in products and solutions that protect what matters – people, structures, and the environment – and enables its customers to win through unique capabilities, global scale, and iconic brands including Corian®, Kevlar®, Nomex®, Tyvek®, Styrofoam™, and Filmtec®.
“Both SkyCell and DuPont are noted innovators in the logistics industry, this alliance marks a significant milestone in our journey as a company. As we aim to grow from the fourth largest provider of air freight containers for pharmaceuticals to the market leader, our strategic alliance with DuPont will give us access to their industry expertise and expansive network of customers, built up over a long history of reliable solutions provision within the industry. This is the first of many big things to come, and we are looking forward to what lies ahead,” concluded Ettl.
* DuPont™ Tyvek® Cargo Covers is a Patented Technology by Blueye
For more information visit www.smartcontainers.ch
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