News | September 30, 2019

Pelican BioThermal Among The Inaugural Class Of Manufacturing Excellence Award Winners Named By Twin Cities Business Magazine


Pelican BioThermal recognized alongside Minnesota manufacturing powerhouses H.B. Fuller, Mercury Mosaics, Smude Enterprises and Starkey Hearing Technologies.

Pelican BioThermal, the global name in temperature-controlled packaging, was honored September 26, 2019 by Twin Cities Business as one of five winners at the magazine’s first-ever Manufacturing Excellence Awards program. The publication noted the winners “demonstrate that creative thinking is just as fundamental to Minnesota’s manufacturers as it is to the state’s tech sector.”

To select the winners, Twin Cities Business drew from a variety of criteria including each company’s competitive advantages, growth and profitability, new initiatives, operational excellence, workforce development and sustainability efforts. Especially noteworthy was Pelican BioThermal’s 90% increase in its temperature-controlled container fleet — and accompanying 90% increase in revenue — over the last year.

In recent years, Pelican BioThermal has also embarked on a radical expansion of its CrÄ“do™ on Demand shipper rental program used by the life sciences industry to safely transport life-saving pharmaceuticals, tissue, vaccines and blood supplies. The company has added new service centers and network stations around the globe to return, refurbish and condition its temperature-controlled packaging for reuse. Reusable containers now make up 60% of Pelican BioThermal’s revenue and the company continues to focus on sustainability to reduce packaging waste and carbon emissions.

“We’re very proud to be among the inaugural class of Manufacturing Excellence Award recipients from Twin Cities Business,” said Sean Dveris, director of operations at Pelican BioThermal. “Minnesota has an impressive and innovative manufacturing community and we’re honored to be considered among the best of the best.”

Dveris accepted this prestigious award on his company’s behalf at the ceremony held at the site of fellow award-winner Mercury Mosaics & Tile, Inc. in Minneapolis. Each of the award winners were also featured in the September issue of Twin Cities Business.

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 26 countries, with 24 international sales offices and six 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 and the Finance & Commerce Progress Minnesota award for business growth. 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

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