Gerresheimer AG, the Düsseldorf, Germany-based pharmaceutical packaging specialist and manufacturer of a wide range of medication administration devices — insulin pens, inhalers, prefillable syringes and the like — is working steadily to further strengthen its presence in Asia.
Two-and-a-half years ago, the company opened a new development center for its medical systems made from plastic in the Chinese city of Dongguan, where numerous competences, including project management, injection-molding technology, measurement technology, tool optimization and tool purchasing, are all combined under one roof. Projects are carried out by a local project management team, eliminating issues such as language barriers or time differences. The TCC boasts a fully equipped sampling line complete with the necessary injection molding machinery, as well as its own measurement laboratory to validate its tools on site.
This year, Gerresheimer opened its third production facility in India, this time in the city of Kosamba, to make vials and ampoules for local and international customers. The Neutral Glass plant in Kosamba manufactures pharmaceutical primary packaging made from container glass, while the Gerresheimer Kosamba factory next door produces vials and ampoules from tubular glass. The Triveni Polymers plant in Kundli makes plastic containers bearing the Triveni Round and Square brand name.
The company is also exhibiting at the upcoming 17th edition of the annual pharmaceutical ingredients exhibition in Shanghai, June 20-22, where its innovative metal-free syringe, introduced earlier this year in Paris, will make its Asian debut.