Marken has announced the acquisition of Touchdown International Ltd, a privately held specialty logistics company in Taiwan, for an undisclosed sum. Touchdown is 100% dedicated to the life sciences industry and complements Marken’s strategy to continue expanding in the Asia Pacific region.
Touchdown was founded in 2013 as a specialty courier with specific expertise in clinical trials logistics. In 2015, Marken entered into an exclusive sales and agency contract with Touchdown, which allowed Marken to establish its brand with local pharmaceutical and life science clients. With a dedicated staff and fleet of vehicles, Touchdown provides courier services across Taiwan for biological samples, clinical trial drug shipments, API-, and other clinical trial materials. The acquisition enables Marken to expand its service offerings in Taiwan by leveraging both Marken’s and UPS’ global transportation networks.
With the acquisition of Touchdown, Marken now has its own operational presence in Taiwan and adds its 46th global location to a continually expanding network of logistics sites, depots and regional offices. The new legal entity will be named Marken Taiwan Ltd. with its headquarters in Taipei.
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