Gerresheimer extends medical plastic systems production


Invests €25m in plant expansion in Pfreimd, Bavaria

Gerresheimer, a German supplier of glass and plastic packaging systems to the pharma and healthcare industry, is investing €25m in extending production capacity at its plastic packaging plant in Pfreimd, Bavaria.

Gerresheimer will build a new production hall for the production of medical plastic systems in a cleanroom environment using state-of-the-art injection moulding machines. As a result of this project around 130 new jobs will be created in Pfreimd, the firm said.

‘There has been a sharp increase in demand for medical delivery systems which are simple and safe for patients to use. These include injection systems, insulin pens and inhalers. We are increasing our production capacity so that we can drive future growth in this market,’ commented Uwe Röhrhoff, chief executive of Gerresheimer.

Gerresheimer’s Plastic Systems division is one of the company’s fastest growing businesses.

Medical Plastic Systems produces insulin pens for diabetics, inhalers for asthma sufferers, lancing devices and disposable laboratory articles for pharma and medical technology companies – from the initial design sketches, through tool making and production to packaging and just-in-time delivery.

Some of these products are manufactured at the Pfreimd plant, which currently employs 550 people.

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