Controlant's newest location marks another milestone in its mission to unleash zero-waste supply chains and meet the ever-growing demand for its high-tech digital solutions in the global pharmaceutical industry. Presence in Copenhagen positions Controlant to tap into Denmark's strong life-science ecosystem, get closer to its customers, access a large pool of skilled professionals, and more closely collaborate with technology and industry partners.
Gísli Herjólfsson, co-founder and CEO of Controlant attended the opening along with representatives from Invest in Denmark, Copenhagen Capacity, and the Icelandic embassy in Copenhagen, as well customers, partners, investors, members of the board, and employees.
Controlant is on a rapid growth journey driven by increased engagement with the world’s largest pharmaceutical companies and newly established partnerships with leading logistics service providers. With over 430 people from more than 40 different countries, the company has more than doubled in size over the past 18 months. The new office in Copenhagen is the most recent addition to the company’s growing global operations which span offices in Iceland, Poland, the United States, the Netherlands, and now Denmark. Controlant offers its growing global team a supportive, and inclusive working environment, promoting diversity, inclusion, respect, and lifelong learning.
“Controlant is growing fast, and we have ambitious goals to make pharma supply chains around the world agile, resilient, and sustainable so that medicines and vaccines reach the people who need them, with zero-waste. To ensure we are fully prepared for the journey ahead, we are expanding globally, and have established an office in Copenhagen—a strategic location with close proximity to some of the world's leading pharmaceutical companies and logistics providers. Close collaboration with our industry partners will play a critical role in digitizing, automating, and ultimately, transforming global pharma supply chains.”
“We are excited to welcome Controlant to Denmark and to follow their efforts for zero-waste in the pharma supply chain. They are a great addition to our ecosystem and will contribute both to our strong life science cluster as well as the United Nations Sustainable Development Goals and environmental goals we have in Denmark.”
In Denmark, Controlant employs people across various functions with plans for further expansion with a focus on strategic commercial growth.
“We are thrilled to be in the Danish capital, a premier location for high-tech activities. By tapping into Denmark’s strong life-science ecosystem, we can connect with many of our current and future customers in the global pharma industry who have major operations or European headquarters in Copenhagen. We feel welcome in Denmark and look forward to growing our team, bringing on board some of the world-class talent based in Denmark.”
“We are pleased to support Controlant both in establishing activities in Denmark and with their future growth journey. Besides jobs and growth, Controlant brings life-saving innovation to the Danish life science ecosystem and is a prime example of how an ambitious and persistent focus on sustainability and diversity contributes to a successful business. This is a great match with Danish values, and I am convinced Controlant will find like-minded, top-performing talent and benefit from highly competitive Danish framework conditions."
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Controlant affirms its commitment to environmental transparency by disclosing its environmental impact through the Climate Disclosure Project (CDP), a global non-profit that runs the world’s leading environmental disclosure platform. In the first year of rating, CDP rates Controlant B- for its coordinated action on climate issues.
Controlant has been rated Silver in its 2024 EcoVadis sustainability assessment, placing the company among the top 15% of over 125,000 rated companies across industries. The Silver rating is a significant achievement in the second assessment year for Controlant, bumping the company up from a Bronze rating in the previous year. The rating is in line with Controlant ambitions to become a sustainability leader.