ModusLink Global Solutions™ Inc. (NASDAQ: MLNK) today announced an agreement with Sofrigam SA to provide key warehousing, fulfillment and transportation services for Sofrigam’s world-class pharmaceutical cold chain packaging products. ModusLink will help Sofrigam position their product closer to key customer sites and manage more frequent inventory call offs in line with customer demand. Sofrigam designs and manufactures secure cold chain packaging solutions for biopharmaceutical manufacturers, with an added focus on payload efficiency and ease of use. Refrigerant containers and packaging materials are manufactured and tested to ISO quality standards in Sofrigam’s facilities in Europe and North America. Sofrigam has selected ModusLink as its global distribution and fulfillment partner to strategically position materials closer to customer operations, improving response time and reducing their customers’ inventory levels. “ModusLink provides Sofrigam with immediate access to thirty warehouse and fulfillment sites in fifteen countries and will act as a virtual extension of our operations,” said Christopher Day, vice president, North America, Sofrigam. “In our industry, value is added through sophisticated design and manufacturing. Global distribution is a must, but it doesn't make economic sense for us to do it ourselves. This partnership will give us flexibility to position inventory to best serve our customers throughout the world and will quickly enable the global expansion of our business as the market for temperature-sensitive shipping materials continues to grow.” “Sofrigam needed a highly reliable supply chain provider to manage complex international distribution and logistics for their pharmaceutical customers,” said Thomas Nightingale, president, sales and marketing, ModusLink. “Our worldwide operations network is unified with a strong systems infrastructure and Lean Sigma-based operations that ensure the consistency and efficiency of our distribution services and is a perfect match for Sofrigam and other clients looking to expand their business globally.” Through its network of carriers, ModusLink delivers to 140 countries from 30 solution centers worldwide, all connected by a single technology infrastructure.
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