Brazil: Pharmaceutical Packaging Gerresheimer Increases Production of Pharmaceutical Plastic Packaging
Gerresheimer is further expanding its presence on the South American market by starting production of pharmaceutical plastic packaging in the Brazilian state of Goiás.
Düsseldorf/Germand; Sao Paulo/Brazil — In 2008, Gerresheimer acquired Allplas, adding Vedat three years later. The company has thus steadily consolidated its position in Brazil’s market. The company supplies its South American customers with customized plastic packaging solutions, such as dropper bottles of various sizes, droppers, caps, vials for individual doses with corresponding caps, PET bottles, and closures for plas-tic and glass bottles.
In future, Gerresheimer Anápolis will produce the entire range of plastic containers from PP, PE, and PET, along with the corresponding closures and caps. The products will also be assembled and decorated in the plant providing customers with a complete concept solution.
The newly built plant will initially operate over 3,200 m2 and will be equipped with 30 machines during the course of 2018. The plan is to extend further to 20,000 m2 by 2021. The new one will be certified to ISO 9001. The requisite audit will be held in June.
With its new plant, the company has a presence in two Brazilian states. Alongside Goiás, the company is also represented in the São Paulo region, where three plants (Butantã, Cotia, and Embu) provide the full range of pharmaceutical primary packaging made from plastic. The company also has another factory in Argentina (Buenos Aires).