The firm has built a new plant at the Kosamba site to produce high quality plastic containers and closures and has installed sustainable furnace technology for glass production
German packaging products maker Gerresheimer has expanded its glass and plastic production capacities in India to meet the global pharma customer needs.
The firm has built a new plant at the Kosamba site in Gujarat to produce high-quality plastic containers and closures and has installed sustainable furnace technology for glass production.
Gerresheimer said that the new furnace technology is outfitted with the manufacturing machines as well as the most sensitive inspection equipment, all in line with its moulded glass production requirements.
Over the past two years, the firm invested tens of millions of euros in new glass melting furnaces in Kosamba.
The company plans to improve the product quality using new lines for glass injection vials, solid plastic doses, closures, and security systems.
Gerresheimer’s move aligns with its formula G growth strategy under which the firm targets emerging markets.
According to the firm, the emerging markets growth strategy in India will address the worldwide megatrend of increased health care access in these markets as well as the rising need for vaccination.
The expanded production capabilities bring together the company’s expertise and network in glass and plastic to provide solutions that complement its portfolio.
Gerresheimer chief executive officer Dietmar Siemssen said: “With our outstanding portfolio in pharma and healthcare solutions, Gerresheimer is contributing to the health and well-being of millions of patients worldwide.
“India is one of the strongest growing countries within the Emerging Markets and a core market of large global pharma companies.”
Siemssen added: “Our new facilities in India are another important step to serve global pharma customers locally as a one-stop-shop – with the highest quality and availability.”
Gerresheimer’s regional expansion ambitions include expanding the company’s local production and sales footprint in emerging markets.