CPhI South East Asia: Gerresheimer's new Indian plant manufacturing vials and ampoules in line with global standards

Düsseldorf/Jakarta, (PresseBox) - With seven plants, Gerresheimer enjoys a strong position in the South East Asian market for the highly specialist manufacture of glass and plastic products for the pharmaceutical sector. A new factory making vials and ampoules recently went on stream in Kosamba.

“We are the specialist when it comes to vials, ampoules, and cartridges,” says Jens Heymann, Senior Vice President Europe & Asia Tubular Glass. “With our new plant in India and its counterparts in China, we will be able to fully meet demand from the Asian pharma industry for high-quality primary packaging made from tubular glass.” Having a uniform global standard for its state-of-the-art machinery and employees who are trained in the production process ensures that all the workflows in all the plants meet the same standards. “Our zero-defect strategy is based on a ‘product-by-process’ approach. We want our customers to get the same high-quality products from us wherever they are in the world. Which factory they were made in cannot be allowed to have an influence.”

Vials, or injection vials as they are also known, will play a key role in Gerresheimer’s presence at this year’s CPhl trade show. They are amongst the world’s most popular pharmaceutical packaging solutions and Gerresheimer’s can hold between 1 and 50 ml. As well as its vials, the company will also be showcasing other core products including ampoules, cartridges, flasks, and more specialty products made from clear and amber borosilicate glass types I, II, and III.

Gerresheimer manufactures its primary packaging for the Asian market in Shuangfeng in China and at its new plant in the Indian city of Kosamba. The Chinese factory has 30 years’ experience in making vials and has been awarded a range of certificates that no other competitor in the region can match. The company supplies over 300 pharmaceutical customers in Asia, the U.S., and Eastern Europe and enjoys a leading position on the Chinese market.

Gerresheimer’s glass experts will be on hand at booth H22 at CPhI in Jakarta, which is being held at Jakarta International Expo from March 22 to 24.

Gerresheimer Primary Packaging Glass

Gerresheimer AG

Gerresheimer is a leading global partner to the pharma and healthcare industries. The company's special glass and plastic products contribute to health and well-being. Gerresheimer is a global organization with 10,000 employees and manufacturing operations in the local markets, close to customers. It has over 40 production facilities in Europe, North and South America and Asia generating revenue in excess of EUR 1.4 billion. The comprehensive product portfolio includes pharmaceutical packaging products as well as convenient and safe drug delivery systems such as insulin pens, inhalers, pre-fillable syringes, vials, ampoules, bottles and containers for liquid and solid pharmaceuticals with closure and safety systems, plus cosmetic packaging products.

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