Plants: Gerresheimer to expand to China; Rosti to build new factory in Romania

Gerresheimer to expand to China

German packaging company Gerresheimer is to build a new plant in Changzhou, China, to support the production of plastic containers.

The new plant will be used to produce Duma and Triveni brands’ plastic containers. It will increase the total number of Gerresheimer’s Asian facilities to six.

Gerresheimer Asia plastic packaging vice-president Jari Tevajarvi said: “Due to the high demand in Asia, we have decided to build another plant in China in addition to the locations in Europe, India, and America.

“From this base, we can supply many of our customers in the Asia region and strongly support even better those customers who want to access the regulated US pharmaceutical market with their drugs packed into our products.”

The Changzhou facility will be used for the production of pharmaceutical containers with closures and dropper bottles with accessories. The product portfolio will include the Duma Twist-off container models and Triveni containers with an induction seal.

Containers will be available in the range of 30 ml to 3,800 ml.

All containers will come with different closure options, desiccants and adsorbents.

Gerresheimer added that all containers will comply with the European Pharmacopoeia and the US Food and Drug Administration (FDA) requirements.

Production is scheduled to begin in the second half of this year and will be carried out in a modern Class 7-classified cleanroom.

Gerresheimer focuses on delivering speciality glass and plastic products for pharmaceutical, cosmetics and other industries. The company operates production facilities across Europe, US, South America, and Asia.

Rosti to build new factory in Romania

In other news, Swedish plastic moulder Rosti is expanding and building a first-stage, custom-built 10,000 sq m factory dedicated to plastic injection moulding and contract manufacturing in Romania, to be ready by next year in August.

Rosti’s Romania site, owned by the Swedish company Rosti Group AB, was established in 2013 in order to support a customer’s manufacturing needs in this part of Europe. For natural reasons, Rosti Romania started off on a relatively small scale with a clear customer-focused strategy. The company has continued to grow and thanks to a number of new contracts from both new and existing customers, it is now outgrowing its current production site in Ploiesti. In addition, it is clear that the Eastern European plastic injection moulding market is growing rapidly and is short of capacity, says the firm.

In order to continue to serve the market and support both existing and new customers, Rosti is building a brand new factory just a few kilometres away from the present facility. By breaking ground in early 2020, the company says it is looking forward to opening a factory twice the size of the current one as early as August 2020.

It says it will also be possible to add a further 8 000 sq m to the new 10 000 sq m factory to support customers’ future growth. Underpinned by strong relationships with the leading machine and process equipment manufacturers, Rosti will offer its customers the latest moulding capabilities.  

Rosti Group AB, owned by the Swedish family-controlled investment company Nordstjernan, is a plastic injection moulding and contract manufacturer within a wide range of industries such as packaging, consumer, medical, business machines, industrial and technical products.

It has its headquarters in Malmö, Sweden, 3 500 employees, 400+ injection moulding machines, 3 000+ customer tools and eight dedicated locations worldwide.


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