Sensitech acquires cold-chain monitoring firm Berlinger

  • July 1, 2024
  • Steve Rogerson

Massachusetts-based supply-chain visibility firm Sensitech has acquired the monitoring business of Berlinger, a Swiss family-owned company that specialises in monitoring temperature-sensitive goods in the pharmaceutical and life science, clinical trial, and global health segments.

Sensitech is part of Carrier Global, a specialist in intelligent climate and energy products.

“The acquisition of Berlinger’s monitoring business is an exciting opportunity for Sensitech to expand our portfolio of monitoring for pharma supply chains and accelerate growth in strategically important adjacencies,” said Bhasker Kaushal, vice president at Sensitech. “Digitisation, sustainability and automation are transforming pharma supply chains and driving adoption of real-time monitoring and cloud-based options. Sensitech and Berlinger share a common vision and focus on innovation and, through this combination, we will deliver comprehensive and differentiated monitoring that delivers patient safety, supply chain efficiency and sustainability outcomes for our customers.”

Berlinger brings proprietary hardware and software that broaden Sensitech’s end-to-end cold chain monitoring product portfolio. These include the SmartSystem platform, which enables modular, real-time, end-to-end monitoring via fully integrated, rechargeable temperature monitoring devices and a cloud-based software platform; Fridge-tag for vaccine fridges and refrigerated site-monitoring; and proprietary software and analytics to automate the end-to-end stability and validation process for clinical trials.

“We are absolutely convinced that Sensitech can successfully further develop our Berlinger business together with its skilled and dedicated employees,” said Andrea Berlinger, chairwoman of Berlinger (

The monitoring business of Berlinger includes approximately 85 employees operating in Switzerland, the Netherlands and the USA.

The transaction is subject to customary closing conditions and is expected to close in Q3-2024. Lenz & Staehelin are providing external legal counsel in this transaction. The acquisition price was not disclosed.

Sensitech ( specialises in supply chain visibility. Its monitoring products and services help maintain the quality and integrity of products at every step in their journey, all around the world. For 30 years, companies in the food, pharmaceutical, industrial, consumer goods and other industries have used Sensitech to help protect their products.