German primary packaging supplier Gerresheimer is opening a new production plant for medical and pharmaceutical applications in Changzhou, China.
Set for operation in the second half of the year, the new manufacturing unit will raise Gerresheimer's number of plants in Asia to a total of six, the Dusseldorf-based company announced 8 March.
The product portfolio will comprise pharmaceutical containers with closures and dropper bottles with accessories.
The containers will be available with filling volumes from 30ml to 3,800ml and will include the company's leading Duma twist-off container models as well as Triveni containers.
"Due to the high demand in Asia, we have decided to build another plant in China in addition to the locations in Europe, India and America,” said Jari Tevajarvi, vice president Asia Plastic Packaging.
From the new plant, said Tevajarvi, Gerresheimer expects to supply many of its customers in Asia and “access the regulated US pharmaceutical market with their drugs packed into our products.”