Company history

  • 2000
  • 2002
  • 2004
  • 2006
  • 2007
  • 2008
  • 2011
  • 2015
  • 2016
  • 2020
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2000

2000

Dr John Pring, a regulatory scientist for the UK government, launches Kryotrans Ltd, and obtains a patent for ‘a reusable plastic container with a datalogger on its outer wall’.

2002

2002

First products launched, and EU grant obtained to help development of KT26, a product focused on movements of clinical trials materials.

2004

2004

KT70 is introduced.

2006

2006

Recapitalization project leads to re-launch of company as KryoTrans International Ltd.

2007

2007

Tower flexi-fit KT400 launched, and with it the pioneering use of phase-change materials to generate class-leading compliance times, allied to simple repeatability and reliability.

2008

2008

Tower (standing for The One-Way Easy Rental) is launched as a product supporting the new rental market for KryoTrans products.

First overseas hub opened in San Francisco.

2011

2011

Tower becomes the parent company as rental business flourishes.

2015

2015

Tower develops Airline Ice Box container for DHL and British Airways, supporting catering services across Europe with a reusable and rugged container capable of keeping fresh foods at +5 for 24 hours.

2016

2016

KTM modular pallet-sized shipper introduced, allowing Tower to address the market for large-format shipments of finished pharmaceuticals.

2020

2020

Investec announces major initiative to invest in Tower’s growth.

Tower rents containers to the pharmaceutical industry that are used to transport products that need temperature control.

When John Pring, our founder, filed his original patent – for a reusable container with a datalogger in its outer wall – back in 2000, he was flying in the face of orthodox approaches to transporting temperature-sensitive medi-science materials.

Pring had been working as a regulatory scientist for the UK government, a position from which he was able to observe the development of four significant trends:

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Our board

Just Arne Storvik
Just Arne Storvik

Chairman

Tor Erland Fyksen
Tor Erland Fyksen

Vice-Chairman

Niall Balfour
Niall Balfour

CEO

Chris Pollard
Chris Pollard

Director

Dr Debra Ainge
Dr Debra Ainge

Non Exec Director

Mark Parson FCILT
Mark Parson FCILT

Non Exec Director

Senior Leadership

Kevin Doran
Kevin Doran

Global Head of Supply Chain

Martin Hawes
Martin Hawes

Global Head of Product Development

Spencer Hill
Spencer Hill

Chief Financial Officer

Natalie Robinson
Natalie Robinson

Global Head of Operations

ick Gilmore
Nick Gilmore

Global Head of Sales & Marketing

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