ACG Group, the global end-to-end manufacturing solutions provider, has expanded its footprint in Brazil with the opening of a new capsules manufacturing plant in Pouso Alegre, a municipality in the southern region of Minas Gerais.
With approximately R$350 million (US$94m) invested, the factory spans an area of 14,000 sqm and will generate approximately 500 new jobs locally, the company said.
This is the second ACG manufacturing facility in the region, following the acquisition of Nova Nordeplast (Films and Foils company) in 2017. Both facilities will serve clients in Latin America and neighbouring areas.
Selwyn Noronha, CEO ACG Capsules, commented: "ACG Capsules is one of the largest capsule manufacturers in the world, servicing pharmaceutical and nutraceutical customers in more than 100 countries. The company already has a significant presence in Latin America, and following this investment, ACG will further be able to meet the growing requirements of the region."
ACG said the new capsules manufacturing facility complies with the highest standards defined by the Brazilian Health Regulatory Agency ANVISA and GMP regulatory bodies.
ACG Capsules CEO, Selwyn Noronha
Both Nova Nordeplast and the new ACG Capsule plant will offer unique and differentiated solutions with faster response times to customers in the region.
ACG Capsules has also pioneered printing on hard capsules that allows the pharmaceutical companies to create brand differentiation in the market and thwart the threat of counterfeit or falsified drugs.
“ACG is extremely proud of this new state-of-the-art facility, which demonstrates our long-term commitment to Brazil. As the fifth largest pharmaceutical market in the world, Brazil is a key strategic one for ACG. And the benefit of having local manufacturing will certainly strengthen ties with our customers”, commented Roberson Petrungaro, Commercial Director – LATAM, ACG Capsules.
ACG Films and Foils in São Paulo
ACG Films & Foils, another ACG operation arm in Brazil, is located in the state of São Paulo, in the city of Cotia. This unit provides various packaging solutions to pharmaceutical, food & FMCG industry.
ACG Films & Foils’ diversified portfolio offer specialized primary pharmaceutical packaging including aluminium-based range, special packaging films, high barrier, and polymer films.
All ACG products are in compliance with US FDA, Europe Pharmacopeia and CFDA standards.