History of Peli BioThermal
Pelican was founded in 1976 by Dave Parker in Torrance, California. An avid Scuba diver, Parker recognised the need for rugged flashlights and cases that wouldn't leak or fail. So he set out to build a better product than any other on the market. The company grew steadily over the years and, in 2004, the company was acquired by private equity firm Behrman Capital.
Meanwhile, in 2000 in the UK, Cool Logistics was founded and rapidly became Europe’s leading supplier of single use pharmaceutical temperature-controlled shipping. Developing a wide range of cost effective, cold chain solutions. Cool Logistics rapidly expanded, introducing the CoolPall™, Sherpa Systems™ and Chronos™ product lines.
In 2004, in the US, Minnesota Thermal Science (MTS) was established. Leading with innovative, market defining products featuring reusable passive packaging technology, MTS led in the design of next generation thermal packaging using phase change materials (PCM) and vacuum insulation panels (VIPs) to create the Crēdo Cube™ and Crēdo Xtreme™ shippers.
Seeing an opportunity to widen their product portfolio to include pharmaceutical temperature- controlled packaging, Pelican Corp. acquired MTS in 2012, adding them to their newly formed BioPharma Division. In 2014 Cool Logistics was acquired, giving Pelican a broad product base, covering a range of single use and reusable cold chain passive containers, designed for the global temperature controlled logistics market.