By adding capacities in India, Gerresheimer intends to ensure consistent supply for critical pharmaceutical and healthcare facilities supporting increased packaging demand and public health. Gerresheimer already operates production facilities, including Triveni and Neutral Glass, acquired by the company in 2012. The four highly specialized Indian plants belong to the Gerresheimer Group’s worldwide production network. The plants are equipped with high technology manufacturing process for production of pharmaceutical primary packaging made of plastic, moulded and tubular glass.
“These new investments enable us to serve our customers now locally with combined product solutions across all Gerresheimer divisions. We have special expectations for revenue growth in India, with more capacity we are closer to reaching our goals,” said Niels Düring, Global Executive Vice President, Plastic Packaging.
Gerresheimer has installed the latest Type I Borosilicate melting furnace for flint and amber glass production using cross-fired oxygen technology and an increased portion of electric heating to melt the new Barium free type I glass formulation. This new state of the art furnace is equipped with the newest production machines also having most sensitive inspection equipment following the Gerresheimer moulded glass production standards.
“With this technology, we will substantially enhance our product quality and address additional market segments,” said Stefan Rieder, Global Senior Vice President Commercial Moulded Glass.
Gerresheimer ensures full conformity of its products and follows the European pharmacopoeia, the United States pharmacopoeia and meets YBB requirements for China and FDA registration with a Drug Master File as the standard. The production operations are carried out in sanitized rooms. Gerresheimer applies the rules of Good Manufacturing Practice (GMP) and is classified in accordance with ISO standards.