Initial pallet shippers

Optimise your cold chain shipments and lower your logistics costs

Since its creation in 2001, the Sofrigam insulated Pallet Shipper has transported pharmaceutical products for some of the biggest pharmaceutical companies. Optimisation of shipments, control of logistics costs and temperature control are some of the key issues for the pharmaceutical supply chain. Collapsible, light and reusable, the Initial Pallet Shipper lowers the TCO of your cold chain logistics and guarantees excellent thermal efficiency.

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An insulated packaging solution designed especially for pharmaceutical logistics

This new generation of insulated containers has retained all of the benefits that have contributed to the success of the Pallet Shipper since its creation in 2001: high thermal efficiency, optimisation of shipments and ease of preparation and handling. Optimising logistics costs and developing Reverse Logistics, these are the challenges addressed by the Initial Pallet Shipper. The result is a light, robust, high performance insulated container offering a more efficient payload. Delivered assembled or flat-pack, it is fully collapsible for easy storage and reuse.

The aim? To optimise your overall logistics costs and reduce your carbon footprint while ensuring seamless temperature control. 

Lower your transport costs

Transport takes up a significant part in the overall cost of your cold chain logistics. The Initial Pallet Shippers are available in different formats to adapt perfectly to the size of standard EU and US pallets, as well as PAG and PMC air freight platforms. They can be delivered assembled for immediate use or flat-pack for easy delivery and storage.

Transport more than 3 000 litres of products per shipment

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Lowering logistics costs also means transporting more products in a single insulated container. The Initial Pallet Shipper benefits from the best external size/payload ratio on the market. The largest container allows shipment of more than 3 000 liters of heat-sensitive pharmaceutical products per shipment. Given that the Pallet Shipper can be reused up to 5 times, you will significantly reduce the cost per use of the container .

End-to-end control of the cold chain

Its high thermal efficiency ensures the cold chain is maintained for up to 120 hours at +2/+8°C or +15/25°C under the international standard ISTA 7D profile. Flat-pack containers are assembled and disassembled very easily in just a few minutes. The internal configurations allow the packaging solution to be prepared very quickly. The Quarter PAG/PMC and Half PAG/PMC Pallet Shippers allow the pallet of products to be inserted directly into the container, without unloading, to facilitate handling and prevent any breaks in the cold chain.

Making Reverse Logistics easy

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Reusing packaging signifies both lowering its cost per use and minimising its environmental impactLight and eco-friendly with economical usage of raw materials, the insulated pallet shipper is nevertheless highly resistant. It can be re-used up to 5 times and its strength has been tested under actual conditions of use on successive round trips from France – United States. The collapsible version of the insulated container can be disassembled in just a few minutes for easy storage and simplification of your Reverse Logistics process.

You can always rely on the Sofrigam quality guarantee

Pallet Shippers, like all of our insulated packaging solutions, meet the logistical regulatory requirements for cold chain pharmaceutical products. They are tested, validated and pre-qualified within the Ater Métrologie thermal testing laboratory. A loading protocol is systematically provided with the packaging solution. Designed with high quality materials, which guarantee a constant temperature over the specified duration, and high impact resistance.

The Initial Pallet Shipper meets pharmaceutical logistics standards in terms of volume, performance and qualification. Choose a ‘ready-to-use’ insulated container, complying with international pharmaceutical logistics regulations and standards. 

Are you ready to lower your logistical costs? Contact our sales team!


  • Delivered assembled or flat-pack

  • Light and robust

  • Reusable

Technical characteristics

Temperature range: +2/+8°C, +15/+25°C
120 hours
Available sizes: 
1/2 EU or US pallet, 1 EU or US pallet, Quarter PAG/PMC, Half PAG/PMC
Insulation :
panneaux rigides de polyuréthane haute densité
Cold source
: high density polyurethane rigid panels
Opening system
: top or front opening

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