Easton, Pa-based Follett Products, a division of The Middleby Corporation, and PHC Corporation of North America (PHCNA), Wood Dale, Ill, have formed a partnership to market and sell the PHCbi line of ultra-low temperature (ULT) freezers, pharmaceutical-grade refrigerators, and biomedical freezers to Follett’s healthcare customers. These products will be offered alongside Follett’s existing portfolio of high-performance refrigerators, freezers, and ancillary products. The co-branded ULT freezers will allow Follett to complement its current line of medical-grade refrigerators and freezers with a variety of models that can store the Pfizer covid-19 vaccines and other valuable medical products and specimens in both the healthcare and life science arenas.
“Follett is thrilled to partner with PHCNA, a global leader in high-performance refrigeration, to provide our customers with ultra-low temperature freezers,” says Cindy Fitton, director of marketing for healthcare products at Follett. “When looking for a partner to help us meet our customers’ needs for ultra-low temperature freezers, PHCNA was the natural choice. PHCNA’s reputation for precision, quality, performance and service is unsurpassed, and the addition of the PHCNA products will be a wonderful complement to our broad line of medical-grade refrigerators and freezers.”
PHCbi develops ultra-low temperature freezers, refrigerators, incubators, and other laboratory storage and handling solutions for a range of life science customers. PHCbi brand products support not only healthcare institutions, but also cold chain storage and scientific research conducted by both academic and pharmaceutical companies worldwide. Their portfolio of products is ergonomically designed and based on advanced technology to deliver energy efficiency.
“We are excited to be able to partner with Follett Products to expand the availability of PHCbi brand cold chain products to their healthcare customers,” says Hans Brok, president of PHCNA. “PHCbi products have delivered excellence in design and unmatched reliability for over 50 years and we look forward to the success of this partnership. Complementing our product expertise with Follett’s customer relationships will allow us to leverage our combined core strengths to meet and exceed the current and future needs of hospital and clinic-based healthcare customers.”