Upstate vaccine transport company purchased.

Softboxhas garnered worldwide attention over the past year withPfizer's use of the company's cold chain ULT shipping boxes, made in Greenville, to transport ultra-chilled COVID-19 vaccines across the country.

Ohio-basedCSafe Globalwas one of those alerted to new opportunities the British company could bring to the American shipping market.

CSafe Global recently acquired Softbox Systems with plans to become "a one-stop shop for all pharmaceutical cold chain shipping needs," according to a news release.

"Through this combination, we will be the partner of choice for cold chain delivery of high value, temperature sensitive pharmaceutical therapies," Patrick Schafer, CEO of CSafe said in the release. "Both CSafe and Softbox have proven to be reliable partners for customers seeking a secure way to deliver their life-enhancing products around the world. We're thrilled to now offer our customers a platform that provides everything from the highest quality packaging to AI-enabled thermal and kinetic monitoring and logistics management."

The combined company, set to operate globally under the CSafe Brand, will be the only cold chain platform with end-to-end active air cargo and passive temperature-controlled cold chain packaging business serving the pharmaceutical and life science industries, according to the release. The acquisition will expand CSafe's sustainable and eco-friendly offerings with reusable and recyclable pallet and parcel solutions from Softbox.


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