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West begins construction on plant in India

August 22, 2012

LIONVILLE, PA. (Aug. 22, 4:30 p.m. ET) — West Pharmaceutical India Packaging Ltd. has launched construction of a compression molding plant in Sri City, India.

The facility will produce elastomeric and metal pharmaceutical components used in injectable drug packaging.

Construction on phase one of the project is slated to be complete in early 2014 with commercial production of the first metal components expected to begin in the first quarter of 2014. The firm will start making elastomeric components in the first quarter of 2015.

“Our future facility in Sri City will provide much needed capacity to satisfy the needs of a dynamic, growing market in both India and the Asia Pacific region,” according to Donald E. Morel Jr., West’s chairman and CEO.