April 14, 2016: CSafe has established a locally-registered company, CSafe Puerto Rico LLC, and opens a new service center and welcomes a new director of Sales, Javier A. Roman in Puerto Rico.
The new service center will provide shippers and logistics providers on the island with a one-stop-shop for a full range of supply, lease, drop-off, maintenance, calibration and technical support services. With its established infrastructure, highly skilled labor force, ready access to the US market and a favorable fiscal climate, the island is a manufacturing or outsourcing base for the majority of the world's biggest pharma companies.
Roman explains the importance of having a local presence in Puerto Rico for CSafe. "According to PRIDCO approximately 25 percent of the global biologics manufacturing capacity is based in Puerto Rico. This makes it a vital market for CSafe. Puerto Rico has been a thriving and highly competitive base for the production of pharma products for nearly five decades and during this time, a highly efficient network of logistics suppliers has evolved to service local requirements. A direct presence on the island is both expected and necessary in order to provide the exacting levels of service, support and compliance demanded by the pharma majors."
According to Brian Kohr, CEO, CSafe Global, says, "There are large volumes of high-value pharma-related air cargo coming out of Puerto Rico. Many of these products are sensitive bio-products that must be kept in highly controlled conditions during transit. As the leading US manufacturer of active containers for drug shipments, it will be a big benefit for Puerto Rican shippers to have direct access to a dedicated CSafe Service Centre on the island and allow for access to our full range of cold chain solutions.”
"Javier is a native of Puerto Rico and brings life sciences, logistics and cold chain experience as well as local customer knowledge,” says Brian Kohr. "He is professional, dynamic, and customer focused and will be a strong addition to the CSafe team."
Already active in Puerto Rico since 2011, CSafe Global is extending its commitment to this key market with the decision to open a dedicated service and support center adjacent to San Juan's Luis Munoz Marin International Airport (SJU).During 2016, the company will open eight new service centers in high growth locations around the world.