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Essentra showcases recent investment in healthcare packaging capabilities in India


The company had recently acquired pharma packaging assets from Kamsri Printing & Packaging

Essentra, the UK-listed global provider of essential components and solutions, recently showcased its 70,000 sq ft manufacturing facility in the Peenya Industrial Area, Bengaluru, to demonstrate its recent expansion in pharma, health and personal care packaging.

Speaking at the event, PT Sreekumar – Managing Director, Essentra Asia, said the investment to date reinforces the company’s commitment to India as a manufacturing centre for pharma, health and personal care packaging to serve both the dynamic domestic sector and the rapidly expanding export market.

He informed, “Pharmaceutical, health and personal care packaging is a key strategic growth opportunity for Essentra and, having completed the acquisition of the pharma packaging assets from Kamsri Printing & Packaging at the end of January this year, we have not only already transferred the relevant equipment – but also installed a second carton manufacturing line – to ensure that we are optimally positioned to serve our customers in the strategically important market in India.”

A Narayanaswamy, General Manager – Essentra India, added, “Our ‘customer connect’ event has been a great opportunity to showcase the range of Essentra’s global pharma, health and personal care specialist secondary packaging capabilities. These extend beyond folding carton to product literature, labels and foils – alongside the important security and brand authentication features, increasingly required by regulatory authorities and in which Essentra is already renowned as a global leader in other end-markets.”

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