ARLINGTON HEIGHTS, ILL., November 19, 2014 – Sonoco ThermoSafe, a unit of Sonoco (NYSE:SON) and a leading global provider of temperature assurance packaging, has appointed OOO TECHNOLOGII HOLODOVOY CEPI (THC) as their manufacturing representative for Russia.
“Sonoco ThermoSafe is uniquely positioned to meet the needs of the Russian market utilizing one of the three existing Sonoco facilities in Russia and exports from our Duren plant in Germany for our ready-engineered solutions,” said Niall Lehane, general manager Europe and APAC. “Given the complexity of the Russian region which has 11 different time zones and five different climate zones, we decided to appoint THC has our manufacturing representative given their 5 years of experience in providing temperature controlled packaging to the Russian market. Having a knowledgeable partner in the region will be key to our success.”
“We are delighted to have the opportunity to represent the global leader in temperature controlled packaging in Russia,” said Andrey Kukharenko, CEO of OOO TECHNOLOGII HOLODOVOY CEPI (THC). “As 70% of the Russian land mass is in Siberia, and supply chains can often be “inconsistent“ at best, traditional EPS solutions tend to struggle maintaining required temperatures in this increasingly regulated market, which is now focused on adopting international GDP standards at the national level The implementation of such standards have become a strategic task given the country’s vast geography, which requires safe and consistent cold chain solutions. Sonoco ThermoSafe’s ready-engineered solutions in PUR/VIP insulation and their PCM technology have the potential to make a significant difference in providing qualified solutions to the market. Additionally, the potential to get locally manufactured high quality PUR shippers from Sonoco ThermoSafe provides huge benefit to local customers to meet their temperature controlled packaging needs.”