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Gerresheimer boosts global production capabilities with new facilities in India

By adding capacities in India, Gerresheimer intends to ensure consistent supply for critical pharma and healthcare facilities supporting increased packaging demand and public health

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Gerresheimer has ramped up its glass and plastic production capacities in India. A new modern plant to produce high-quality plastic containers and closures was built at the Kosamba site, and glass production received a new and sustainable furnace technology. Both innovations were ceremonially commissioned by the management last month, the company said in a statement.

It also said that by adding capacities in India, Gerresheimer intends to ensure consistent supply for critical pharma and healthcare facilities supporting increased packaging demand and public health. Gerresheimer already operates production facilities, including Triveni and Neutral Glass, which the company acquired in 2012. The four Indian plants belong to the Gerresheimer Group’s worldwide production network. The plants are equipped with high technology manufacturing process for production of pharma primary packaging made of plastic, moulded and tubular glass.

“These new investments enable us to serve our customers now locally with combined product solutions across all Gerresheimer divisions. We have special expectations for revenue growth in India, with more capacity we are closer to reaching our goals,” said Niels Düring, Global Executive Vice President, Plastic Packaging, in the statement.

Gerresheimer has installed the latest type-I borosilicate melting furnace for flint and amber glass production using cross-fired oxygen technology and an increased portion of electric heating to melt our new barium-free type-I glass formulation. This new furnace is equipped with the newest production machines also having the most sensitive inspection equipment following the Gerresheimer moulded glass production standards. “With this technology, we will substantially enhance our product quality and address additional market segments,” said Stefan Rieder, Global Senior Vice President, Commercial Moulded Glass, in the statement.