Sonoco ThermoSafe expands Orion Rental packaging program in Europe
The Orion Rental Program provides reusable parcel packaging for healthcare, pharmaceuticals, and other temperature-sensitive markets to support sustainability goals
Sonoco ThermoSafe, a unit of Sonoco, one of the largest global providers of temperature assurance cold chain packaging, is expanding its Orion Rental packaging program in Europe, adding an additional reclamation service station in Brussels.
The new Orion reclamation station is at CEVA Logistics in Brussels, chosen as an ideal location for its proximity to existing biopharma customers, prospects, and other western European countries.
CEVA Logistics is a well-established logistics partner to 500+ healthcare and life science companies, fully compliant with GxP and ISO standards. The BRU Orion Rental Station will perform full reclamation, cleaning, and refurbishment processes necessary to return Orion boxes back into circulation in 'like new' quality condition, suitable for healthcare products.
The Orion Rental Program provides reusable parcel packaging for healthcare, pharmaceuticals, and other temperature-sensitive markets to support sustainability goals. The temperature assurance boxes are preconditioned at an Orion Rental Station and delivered Just-in-Time (JIT) to the pharmaceutical company for them to ship products to their customers, typically clinical sites, healthcare/distribution facilities, and now directly to patients.
The Orion Program is state-of-the-art, including the highest standard temperature assurance packaging, technology, and customer service that supports every aspect of reusable packaging including forecasting and ordering. Customers also benefit from time-saving self-serving tools such as an online ordering portal that provides visibility from orders to reports.
"With additional rental stations in Brussels and London, the Orion Rental Program conveniently services UK, Benelux, and DACH regions which have dense manufacturing and shipping & distribution presence. Pharmaceutical companies in these regions can reliably ship their temperature-sensitive products cost-effectively, and reduce their operational burdens, while also working toward sustainability goals", says Andrew Heholt, Business Development Director & Orion Product Manager, at Sonoco ThermoSafe.
"Our healthcare logistics services are designed for better patient outcomes. By storing, refurbishing, and pre-conditioning the Orion packaging at the CEVA premises, we provide pharmaceutical companies with the opportunity to save on warehouse space and operational tasks—without compromising the integrity of their shipments. At CEVA, we expertly handle reusable packaging for our GxP customers," says Bas van Breugel, Head of Healthcare Business Development CL for EMEA, at CEVA Logistics.