Polar Thermal Packaging Ltd manufacture a range of temperature control insulated systems. They include transport packaging for blood products, food, vaccines, pharmaceuticals, fine chemicals and many other specialist applications. Our entry in to the thermal control market came following a request by the Ministry of Defence to solve the problem of frozen food melting at the dockside. Since then our CEO Paul Harrison and the team, have put their design skills and entrepreneurial flair to good use, making applications for the National Blood Service, Van den Berg Oils, DHL, Excel Global Logistics, Marks and Spencer, Tesco’s, Sainsbury’s, Astra Zeneca and Pfizer to name but a few.
Our primary target markets are Pharmaceutical, Clinical Research Organisations, Health Service Providers, Perishable Food Distributors and Logistics Companies, although our range of unique products are easily transferable to many other industries and service sectors.
We believe we have the best performing British product in its field, and all our products are manufactured at our Wiltshire based factory. All systems are reusable and have a two year guarantee.
Our products are now used throughout the world – we are continually exploring new markets and seeking partners that share our vision. If this is you then please get in touch!
In recent testing by NHS England our products scored 100/100 – our closest competitor scored 72. Why? Because whilst many products may be made to look like ours they do not use the same materials nor do they have our British workmanship
FIT FOR PURPOSE
Our products have been deployed in the harshest and most testing environments and proved themselves – whether it is constant daily use in UK hospitals or in conflict-zones like Afghanistan you can be assured of effective and durable service.
OK, so the real work goes on upstairs in our factory, but we are the ones you will be talking to!
Paul is the founder and leader of Polar Thermal - he has built a reputation as a problem solver with a 'can do' attitude. Paul has an old-school view on integrity and values getting the job done.
Alex is an experienced manager tasked with driving the business forward as it continues to grow.
Jemma runs the office with a firm hand, keeps the staff and the books in order. If you want anything done Jemma is the person to start with.
At our world class manufacturing facility in Warminster, UK we produce nearly all of our products using state-of-the-art equipment operated by highly skilled, time-served staff. It is not our policy to contract out, and we stand over everything that we supply.
We provide a full design service as well as designing and developing our own products.
We have full in-house testing facilities up to 6 metres x 3 metres - temperatures from -40°C to +40°C.
Millions of vaccines against the novel Coronavirus (COVID-19) produced in Belgium could be airlifted to the United Kingdom on military planes, The Guardian reported on Saturday evening.
According to the report, based on sources in the British ministries of Health and Defense, contacts have already been made and the airlift would be envisaged from the 1st of January if railway, road and sea traffic is congested.
This would appear to reflect concern on the part of the British Government about the consequences of Brexit for transport.
All options are open for transporting the vaccines, but military planes are the most viable one, according to British officials close to the issue.
About 800,000 doses of the Pfizer/BioNTech vaccine have already been transported through the tunnel under the English Channel, and another 5 million are expected in Britain by the end of the year.
Meanwhile, the difficult negotiations between the EU and the UK on the Brexit agreement were scheduled to resume on Sunday.
Polar Thermal is ready to take whatever vaccines are made available and assist in their safe movement by air, sea, road, rail, bike or by hand – from manufacture to final delivery.
We may not know exactly what will be required but we do know that Polar Thermal will have the solution. Why? Because Polar Thermal has developed a complete range of Vaccine Transport Systems – from Bulk Vaccine Shipments to individual doses.
Trusted by major pharmaceutical and life science companies like Pfizer, Astra Zeneca and Roche not to mention our longstanding relationship with the NHS and NHS BT.
Paul Harrison, Managing Director, appears on BBC Morning Live with Shane Brennan to discuss the difficulties of delivering Covid-19 vaccines at very low temperatures, and also the prospect of large-scale distribution of other vaccines at more manageable temperatures.
(RTTNews) – The tally of COVID-19 cases has crossed the 54 million mark globally, with fatalities of over 1.31 million, according to the Johns Hopkins University. With over 11 million cases and more than 246,000 fatalities, the U.S. remains the worst-hit country by the pandemic.
Hundreds of vaccination centres will be created across Germany to administer the new coronavirus vaccine, according to a media report. The distribution of millions of doses is likely to present a huge challenge.
Polar Thermal Packaging go back a long way: collaboration on Clinical Trials has been made a valuable contribution to the Research & Development Department at Polar.
Pfizer Global Research & Development contracted Polar Thermal as the lead in cold chain package development and manufacturing. The trial was expanded to cover UK, Netherlands and the US over a 65 week period – Polar had responsibility for cold chain packaging solutions supporting clinical supply and day to day distribution activities from drug product stage through delivery to clinical site or to a subject’s residence.
Paul Harrison, Managing Director, is interviewed by James Thomas about the requirements for delivering Pfizer’s Covid-19 Vaccine. Polar Thermal has paid a major part in the past with Pfizer’s Cold Chain Dristribution.
"The systems they made impressed me on multiple levels. I have been very happy about the whole process and they have done a great job. They was fast to deliver new ideas and always helpful with our questions!”
"We have been using the Nurse's Clamshell Vaccine Bags for sever years now and they give us peace of mind - they do exactly what they are supposed to do!”
NHS Trust,NHS Trust - Scotland
“I have complete confidence in Paul and his team - we use their systems for cold chain air cargo and they are excellent. Paul is particularly good at solving problems - an idea partner - thanks”