Gerresheimer has expanded its presence in South America with a new plant for the manufacturing of plastic primary packaging.
The company acquired Allplas in 2008, as well as Vedat after three years to expand its operations in the region.
The facility manufactures a range of dropper bottles with different sizes, droppers, caps, vials for individual doses with corresponding caps, PET bottles, and closures for plas-tic and glass bottles.
Gerresheimer Brazil general manager Wellington Lentini said: “We’re in a position to provide our customers with customized plastic packaging solutions. for their products.”
Gerresheimer is also planning to expand the capacity of Anápolis facility to produce the entire range of plastic containers from PP, PE, and PET along with the corresponding closures and caps.
To provide customers with a complete concept solution, the facility will also assemble and decorate the products.
At present, the facility is being operated over 3,200m², and will be installed with 30 machines during the course of this year.
Gerresheimer is planning to expand the facility to up to 20,000m² by 2021.
Gerresheimer Europe and Latin America vice president Jens Friis said: “We are delighted about the strong demand for our plastic packaging in South America and with the additional plant we will be able to further expand our presence and support our customers’s.”
Gerresheimer also operates three other facilities in two Brazilian states, which are situated in Butantã, Cotia, and Embu.
The facilities are engaged in producing a range of pharmaceutical primary packaging made from plastic.
Gerresheimer also operates another facility in Buenos Aires of Argentina.
The company produces insulin pens at its Indaiatuba facility, which is situated around 100 km north of São Paulo.
In addition, the company manufactures pharmaceutical ampoules and vials by using glass at the facility located in Querétaro, Mexico.