Pharmaceutical thermal protection specialist Tower Cold Chain is opening a new global headquarters close to its existing premises in Theale, 30 minutes from London Heathrow Airport. The 26,000sq ft building will greatly expand Tower’s container conditioning and storage capacities and enhance its design, laboratory and testing including an Innovation Centre.
The UK headquarters will also support Tower’s growing global network in the US, Europe, Asia-Pacific, India and South Africa improving both proximity and availability of containers.
The company says it was one of the first to adopt phase-change materials to protect temperature-sensitive materials, as well as developing a patented built-in data logger for its products. More recently, it introduced a range ofbiotechnology deep frozen pack-out solutions. In its last 15,000 shipments, the company has recorded fewer than 0.1% temperature excursions.