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Pelican Acquires Minnesota Thermal Science

BARCELONA - 14 Jan, 2013

Pelican Products, Inc., the leader in the design and manufacture of high-performance protective case solutions and advanced portable lighting systems, today announced the acquisition of Minnesota Thermal Science (MTS), the industry leader in global temperature controlled transportation products. Based in Plymouth, Minnesota, MTS will merge with Pelican’s already established BioPharma™ division.

Pelican Products, Inc., the leader in the design and manufacture of high-performance protective case solutions and “The combined entity will offer customers an even wider range of the most advanced temperature controlled packaging solutions for the safe transport of pharmaceuticals, tissue, biologics, diagnostics, blood and other healthcare products,” said Lyndon Faulkner, President and CEO of Pelican. “The award-winning thermal protection products of MTS will be matched with Pelican’s global capabilities providing a worldwide solution of re-usable transportation and packaging products and services.”

Pelican Products, Inc., the leader in the design and manufacture of high-performance protective case solutions and In addition to Pelican BioPharma cases that offer 140+ hours between 2.0 to 8.0C, customers will have access to the full suite of MTS products including the reusable Credo Cube®, which protects payload contents at defined temperatures longer than any other passive thermal shipper. Equally impressive are the Credo Xtreme® full pallet which holds 890 litres and the half pallet which holds 406 litres, each providing 35 percent more payload space than the closest competitor. In addition to their unique scientific packaging, MTS offers a complete range of services and software to support a reusable temperature controlled packaging solution.

Pelican Products, Inc., the leader in the design and manufacture of high-performance protective case solutions and “Joining forces with Pelican will enable us to aim even higher and provide customers with an unmatched global cold chain solution under one company”, said Tom Anderson, CEO of MTS. “We’re confident that together we’ll deliver products and services to the industry better than any competitive offering. An accelerated product development programme which will significantly enhance the combined company’s solution set and associated cold chain services is already underway.”

Peli Products, S.L.U. is the Europe, Middle East and Africa Headquarters of Pelican Products, Inc., the global leader in design and manufacture of both high-performance case solutions and advanced portable lighting systems.

Our products are used by professionals in the most demanding markets including firefighters, police, defense / military, aerospace, entertainment, industrial and consumer. Peli products are designed and built to last a lifetime.

The company operates in 140 countries, with 27 offices and 6 manufacturing facilities across the globe. Peli Products is a portfolio company of Behrman Capital, a private equity investment firm based in New York and San Francisco. For more information, visit www.peli.com

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