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Sanner achieves increase in annual sales

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Sanner plans to consistently expand its portfolio for capsules and desiccant packaging

With 63.7 million euros in 2016, Sanner has achieved an increase in annual sales. The company strengthened its position as a provider of high-quality plastic packaging and components for pharmaceutical, medical and healthcare products with significant domestic and international investments, the expansion of the product portfolio, as well as efficient development services for customer specific products such as the Atmo Guard System and the newly introduced Sanner IDP-Process.

“Once again, 2016 was a very successful year for us. Compared to the previous year, we were able to increase our total turnover by 6.9 per cent, thus exceeding the 60 million euro mark,” says Dirk Mähr, MD, Sanner.

“This continuous growth, as well as the numerous developments and investments show that we are well prepared for the future”, says Ralf Tiemann, MD, Sanner Kunshan China.

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Investments included an exchange of most machines for Sanner products in Bensheim, Germany. “The increase in automation and the acquisition of new production machines contribute to an increase in capacity and efficiency,” says Mähr. In the coming years, Sanner will consistently expand its portfolio for capsules and desiccant packaging.

The company has also strengthened the range of services and developments of customer-specific products with the Sanner Atmo Guard System and the IDPProcess, which was recently introduced at Pharmapack Europe. The IDPProcess meets the growing need for customised, holistic packaging concepts for pharmaceuticals and medical devices. Customers receive individual packaging solutions which is suited for large-scale serial production, while fulfilling all technical and regulatory demands.

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The expansion of the cleanroom capacities in Kunshan, China, focussed on efficiency and product safety. Since February 2017, 200 additional square metres of production space are available at the site. However, Sanner does not rest on its laurels: “The past years’ successful business results and our excellent future prospects in Asia will require continuous capacity expansions over the coming years,” says Tiemann.

Upon completion of the second construction phase at the end of the first half-year, the company will be able to produce in 2,700 square metres of cleanroom space. A great deal has also happened at the production site in Hungary: on one hand, new employees could be recruited to strengthen the team. On the other hand, the sites in Bensheim and Budapest are cooperating more closely to establish a broader platform for future growth projects in Europe. “With these numerous portfolio and capacity expansions, we are sustainably investing in the future of our production sites,” Dirk Mähr summarises. “This way, Sanner is well positioned for further growth.”

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