Pelican BioThermal Wins 2021 Minnesota Manufacturing Award

Pelican BioThermal Wins 2021 Minnesota Manufacturing Award

Pelican BioThermal, the global name in temperature controlled packaging solutions, announces it has been named a 2021 Minnesota Manufacturing Award honoree by the Minneapolis/St. Paul Business Journal. The company received the Manufacturer of the Year award for its role in driving the region’s economy, as well as growing business through innovation and strategic evolution.

In the past year, Pelican BioThermal grew its product offerings and global footprint to better serve its customers. The company’s quick work to modify its existing line of temperature controlled packaging to ship deep frozen COVID-19 vaccines led to a 22 percent increase in revenue, and a 27 percent year-over-year growth in network stations and drop points provided more convenience for pharmaceutical companies shipping products worldwide. Additionally, acquisition of Nanocool , a temperature controlled packaging manufacturer with shipping containers that require no pre-conditioning, supports the upward trajectory in last-mile distribution of life sciences materials and collection of patient laboratory samples.

“Despite the challenges of a global pandemic, we helped 100 pharmaceutical manufacturers worldwide achieve their objectives for logistics success,” said David Williams, President of Pelican BioThermal. “We’re honored to join the ranks of other Minnesota manufacturing companies creating a positive impact locally and globally.”

Manufacturer of the Year winners are selected based on excellent financial performance, effective business strategy, innovative approaches to internal operations, corporate training and manufacturing processes, job creation or retention, and sustainable business practices. Pelican BioThermal joins 11 other companies being recognized for driving Minnesota’s local economy during one of the most challenging years for businesses.

Read more about 2021 honorees in the July 16 Minnesota Manufacturing Awards special section of the Minneapolis/St. Paul Business Journal, and visit to learn more about Pelican BioThermal’s temperature controlled solutions.

Pelican BioThermal is a division of Pelican Products, Inc., which is a portfolio company of Behrman Capital, a private equity investment firm based in New York and San Francisco. 

About Pelican Products 
Pelican Products, Inc. is the global leader in the design and manufacture of high-performance protective cases, temperature-controlled packaging solutions, advanced portable lighting systems and rugged gear for professionals and outdoor enthusiasts. Their products are used by professionals in the most demanding markets including fire safety, law enforcement, defense / military, aerospace, entertainment, industrial and in numerous outdoor markets. Pelican™ products are designed and built to last a lifetime. The company operates in 25 countries, with 23 international sales offices and 12 manufacturing facilities around the globe. In Europe, the company does business under the name Peli Products, S.LU. For more information, visit or

About Pelican BioThermal 
Pelican BioThermal LLC offers the widest range of temperature-controlled packaging and service solutions to the global life sciences industry. The company’s products ensure that delicate biological materials arrive intact and effective, despite exterior environments. Pelican BioThermal is dedicated to developing innovative products designed to fulfill the complex needs of the global life sciences industry. The company’s efforts have received recognition including the U.S. Army’s Greatest Inventions, the Made in Minnesota Manufacturing award for supply chain innovators, the Finance & Commerce Progress Minnesota award for business growth and the Twin Cities Business Manufacturing Excellence award. Pelican BioThermal’s customers benefit from its extensive expertise in ensuring that temperature stability is maintained throughout the distribution chain. The company also offers a complete portfolio of services and software to support end-to-end temperature-controlled packaging asset management. In Europe, the company does business under the name Peli BioThermal Limited. For more information, visit