DUSSELDORF, Germany, May 29 /PRNewswire-FirstCall/ -- The Gerresheimer Group today opened a new plant for pharmaceutical glass packaging in China. The high-tech production facility constructed in Danyang (Jiangsu Province) covers 16,000 square meters. Specializing in high-quality pharmaceutical vials and cartridges for injection systems it serves the pharma & life science industry on both a local and international level. Dr. Axel Herberg, CEO of Gerresheimer AG, describes the investment as a very important strategic step for further business expansion in Asia. In China, Gerresheimer now operates seven production plants for highly specific glass and plastic products.
The new facility belongs to Gerresheimer Shuangfeng, a Chinese subsidiary of the Group, which was acquired in 2006 and now already has production plants in three locations with a total of more than 150 production lines. With investment in future-oriented technologies and a high-quality range of vials, ampoules and cartridges, it has in just a few years developed into the market leader in China, said Dr. Max Raster, member of the Management Board of Gerresheimer AG with responsibility for the Tubular Glass Division, at the opening ceremony on May 29, 2009.
"'Top quality produced in China' is the corporate philosophy here which binds us directly to the ambitious objectives for development of the local economy and the Jiangsu region," Raster said. At the gala opening he joined Chao Xingsong, the Managing Director of Gerresheimer Danyang, in welcoming representatives from the world of politics and the administration as well as a large number of national and international customers who clearly showed they were impressed by the high technical standard.
The state-of-the-art plant in the up-and-coming city with 800,000
inhabitants just 250 kilometers to the west of Shanghai is of outstanding
strategic importance for the globally act
|SOURCE Gerresheimer AG|
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