Gerresheimer Boleslawiec S.A. celebrates 70th anniversary

Published: 8-Sep-2022

On August 27 Gerresheimer Boleslawiec S.A. celebrated its 70th anniversary in Poland

Founded in 1952, the industrial plant called "Polfa" produced glass vials and ampoules. In 1997 "Polfa" was acquired by the Gerresheimer Group and renamed Gerresheimer Boleslawiec S.A.

“Gerresheimer Boleslawiec has been through a fantastic development over the last 25 years and today we are representing a state-of-the-art production facility. We have established a fundament for export and globalisation of our products which is highly appreciated by our international customers”, said Niels Düring, Global Executive Vice President.

“We are very proud of our development and with an outstanding team of hardworking and professionally experienced employees we have succeeded in further growing the business”, said Marek Miszczak, Plant Director Gerresheimer Boleslawiec S.A. To celebrate this effort the plant has planned an internal celebration on Saturday August, 27, where the employees will participate together with their family.

A brief look back: "Polfa" production of glass vials and ampoules was expanded in 1972 when a department for plastic packaging was established together with medical packaging based on aluminum containers. In 1984 aluminum tubes were also added to the production. During the 1980’s different special medical device solutions were added to the production and offered to the market. At that time the company focused primarily on being a strong Polish supplier of a variety of packaging in glass, plastic and aluminum. In 1995 the state-owned company was converted into a joint company and in 1997 Gerresheimer acquired “Polfa”. In 2003 it was decided to divide the business into two units, one focusing on glass and one focusing on plastic & aluminum.

Today, the plastic division develops and manufactures ophthalmic, nasal, and parenteral applications. The products for ophthalmic and nasal applications include bottles and droppers/nozzles, caps and nasal sprays with pump systems. Different materials, sizes and designs are available, as are closures with child-resistant and senior-friendly features. The monolayer polymer vials are based on COP for sensitive drug products. The glass division is developing and manufacturing from tubular glass type I clear & amber, type II amber and type III clear. The product range includes ampoules, vials and cartridges, which can be delivered both printed and unprinted, and samplers and droppers. The productions are carried out in clean rooms class 7 for plastics and clean rooms class 8 for glass. They apply the rules of GMP and are certified in accordance with ISO standards.

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