Gerresheimer Group

Pharmaceutical Plastic and Glass Packaging

Specialty glass and plastic products

Gerresheimer is a leading global partner to the pharma and healthcare industry. With specialty glass and plastic products, Gerresheimer contributes to health and well-being. The company has worldwide operations and 11,000 employees manufacture the products in local markets, close to customers.

Pharmaceutical packaging for medicines and cosmetics

With more than 40 plants in Europe, North America, South America and Asia, Gerresheimer generates revenues of approximately €1.3bn. The comprehensive product portfolio includes pharmaceutical packaging and products for the safe, simple administration of medicines: Insulin pens, inhalers, prefillable syringes, injection vials, ampoules, bottles and containers for liquid and solid medicines with closure and safety systems as well as packaging for the cosmetics industry.

Customised plastics and devices for safe drug delivery

The Plastics & Devices division's product portfolio includes complex, customer-specific products for convenient and safe drug delivery, such as insulin pens, inhalers and pre-fillable syringes. Diagnostics and medical technology products ranging from lancing devices and test systems, to plastic packaging for liquid and solid pharmaceuticals with closure and safety systems, are also manufactured by this division.

The Plastics & Devices division is composed of the Medical Plastic Systems, Plastic Packaging and Syringe Systems business units.

Medical Plastic Systems develops complex plastic systems and system components. Gerresheimer designs and manufactures them within the framework of individual projects, mainly for customers in the pharmaceutical, diagnostics and medical technology sectors.

Medical Plastic Systems provides an individual service across all supply chain processes. The medical plastic systems range extends from inhalers for the targeted treatment of respiratory diseases, lancing devices and insulin pen systems for diabetes sufferers to a wide range of test systems and disposable products for laboratory and molecular diagnostics.

Plastic Packaging's portfolio includes plastic packaging systems for liquid and solid pharmaceuticals. Administration and dosing systems such as eye drop or nasal spray bottles and special containers for tablets and powder are some of the products in our comprehensive range of high quality primary pharmaceutical packaging. Duma® brand multifunctional closures with tamper-evident seals, child-resistant and senior-friendly closures and integrated moisture absorbers are key product features in the Plastic Packaging range.

Syringe Systems supplements the other two business units' portfolios with pre-fillable plastic and glass syringe systems and the relevant accessories. Our highly specialised expertise and pharma-compliant technologies enable us to offer high quality primary packaging products to our customers in the pharmaceutical and biotech sectors.

We generate most of our syringe system revenues with our leading Gx RTF® (Ready to Fill) brand syringes. These syringes are supplied by us to the pharma industry in a wide range of designs and in a ready-to-fill state after washing, siliconisation, pre-assembly and sterilisation.

Glass for primary packaging of pharmaceuticals and cosmetics

The Primary Packaging Glass Division manufactures glass primary packaging products for pharmaceuticals and cosmetics such as pharmaceutical jars, ampoules, vials, cartridges, perfume flacons and cosmetic cream jars, as well as special glass packaging for the food and beverage industry.

Gerresheimer has an extensive range of glass primary packaging products for the pharmaceutical industry. It includes moulded glass products such as vials, dropper and syrup bottles in diverse market and needs-oriented designs.

The company also produces borosilicate tubing as the input material for our high quality specialty ampoules, vials and cartridges. As a result, Gerresheimer is able to offer an almost fully comprehensive range of transparent and amber glass for pharmaceutical packaging.

Reusable glassware for beakers, tubes, pipettes and vials

The Life Science Research Division produces reusable laboratory glassware for research, development and analytics, such as beakers, Erlenmeyer flasks and measuring cylinders, as well as disposable laboratory products such as culture tubes, pipettes, chromatography vials and other specialty laboratory glassware.

About Gerresheimer

Gerresheimer is a global partner to the pharmaceutical and healthcare industries, providing special glass and plastic products.

Gerresheimer is a global organisation with around 10,000 employees and manufacturing operations. With plants in Europe, North and South America, and Asia, Gerresheimer generates revenues in excess of €1.4bn.

The company's comprehensive product portfolio includes pharmaceutical packaging products and convenient drug delivery systems such as insulin pens, inhalers, pre-fillable syringes, vials, ampoules, bottles, and containers for liquid and solid pharmaceuticals with closure and safety systems, as well as cosmetic packaging products.

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Pharmaceutical Primary Packaging Made of Glass 25 September 2017 Gerresheimer is a global partner to the pharmaceutical and healthcare industries. With irs specialty glass and plastic products, the company constributes to health and well-being.

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Medical Plastic Systems 16 March 2016 Gerresheimer is one of the leading specialists for the production of high-quality glass and plastic products for the international pharmaceutical and healthcare industry.

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Scrutinising 20,000 Syringes, a Long-Term Study from 2011–2015 03 July 2015 Gerresheimer has a strong commitment to product quality because optimum quality is absolutely essential in the healthcare market.