Pharmaceutical Plastic and Glass Packaging for the Healthcare Industry
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Gerresheimer Group

Pharmaceutical Plastic and Glass Packaging

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.

Klaus Bungert Str. 4,
40468 Düsseldorf,

Gerresheimer is a leading global partner to the pharma and healthcare industry. With speciality 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, including insulin pens, inhalers, pre-fillable 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.

Complex plastic systems and system components

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 bottles and closures

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

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 speciality 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.


Gerresheimer's pharmaceutical ampoules are made with years of expertise and are in demand by customers worldwide.

Pharmaceutical Bottles

Gerresheimer manufactures an extensive range of glass and plastic bottles for the pharmaceutical industry.


Gerresheimer is an approved cartridges manufacturer for numerous applications in the pharmaceutical industry.

Syringe Systems

Gerresheimer manufactures a comprehensive range of pre-fillable syringes solutions, which can be ordered in bulk and ready-to-use formats.


Gerresheimer offers a complete range of vials from 0.6ml to 50ml in size.

Pharmaceutical Primary Packaging Made of Glass

Gerresheimer is a leading global partner to the pharma and healthcare industry. With specialty glass and plastic products, the Company contributes to health and well-being. Gerresheimer operates worldwide and its approximately 10,000 employees manufacture products in local markets, close to its customers.

Update 3.1: Continuity of Business Guaranteed At All Times

During the Covid-19 pandemic, Gerresheimer is focusing on aspects including business continuity, customer demand, and supply chain. In 2019, we paved the way for profitable growth. We are investing and working to grow our innovation pipeline. These efforts continue undiminished.

Medical Plastic Systems

Gerresheimer is one of the leading specialists for the production of high-quality glass and plastic products for the international pharmaceutical and healthcare industry.

Gerresheimer Receives the Sustainability Heroes Award for its Sustainability Strategy

As part of the Sustainability Heroes Conference, the DQS and DGQ honored six companies with the Sustainability Heroes Awards. This year the choice in the category Sustainability Strategy fell on Gerresheimer. The company had applied for this award for the first time with its concept. Now Gerresheimer is one of the six companies selected by the jury from a total of 212 applications.

Gerresheimer Website Now Also in Chinese Language

Gerresheimer's website is now also available in Chinese. As demand for Gerresheimer's innovative and sustainable packaging solutions and drug delivery devices is also growing significantly in China and the company has six production sites in China, Gerresheimer wants to make it easier for its Chinese customers to access information on cooperation in this way.

CSR Audit Confirms Gerresheimer’s Strong Success in its Sustainability Strategy

Gerresheimer has set itself ambitious targets in terms of sustainability and consistently implements corresponding measures. This is also reflected in the result of the current EcoVadis rating, because with 64 out of a maximum of 100 possible points, Gerresheimer is currently among the top three percent of companies assessed by EcoVadis in a CSR audit in the comparative sector of pharmaceutical suppliers and medical technology.

EcoLine Ensures the Most Sustainable Packaging Solution

With EcoLine, Gerresheimer demonstrates criteria in the development and production of its well-known plastic container series for solid and liquid medications which play an important role in designing sustainable packaging solutions and thus contribute to greater environmental compatibility.

Gerresheimer AG is Part of the United Nations Global Compact

Gerresheimer became a Signatory to the United Nations Global Compact (UNCG), the world’s largest sustainability initiative. The UNGC is a global network of over 9,500 companies and 3,000 non-business participants who jointly commit to support sustainable business practices along the Ten Principles of the UNGC. Sustainability is one of five strategic goals for Gerresheimer.

Gerresheimer Gradually Switches to Green Electricity

Since 1 June 2020, Gerresheimer has been supplying its plants in Wackersdorf, Pfreimd and Horšovský Týn with electricity which is obtained 100% from renewable energies, with the emphasis on hydroelectric power.

Centor Expands Storage Capacity

Gerresheimer Group company Centor Inc has laid the foundations for a brand new warehouse covering a total area of 72,000m2.

Gerresheimer at Pharmapack

As a leading provider of speciality pharmaceutical packaging, Gerresheimer also specialises in manufacturing pharmaceutical containers made from type II glass.

Gerresheimer at CPhI Worldwide on 5-7 November

The Gx Elite vials and Gx RTF vials will be setting a new standard for type I vials made from borosilicate glass at booth 111B10 at CPhl Worldwide in Frankfurt from 5-7 November.

Gerresheimer to Showcase Vials and Filling Performance at CPhI Worldwide

The Gx Elite vials have set new standards for Type 1 borosilicate glass vials. They are the result of comprehensive optimisation measures in the conversion process, which have focused on designing out the risk to create product flaws during production, including the removal of all glass-to-glass or glass-to-metal-contact beginning with the tubing material all the way through final packaging.

Gerresheimer at Medtec China

Gerresheimer develops and produces innovative drug delivery systems and medical and diagnostic products for prestigious international customers.

Gerresheimer Expands Production in Brazil

Gerresheimer has announced that is has expanded its production capabilities at its plastic primary packaging manufacturing site in Anápolis, Goiás, Brazil.

Gx Elite vials – Type I Vials for Parenteral Drugs

The Gx Elite vials are type I vials that meet high standards. Made from borosilicate glass, the vials prevent any glass-to-glass and glass-to-metal contact. The chemical composition of the borosilicate glass is still the same. Gerresheimer will be showcasing its Gx Elite vials at booth 36 at the PDA in Rome on February 27 and 28. 

Interface Between Syringe and Device

Gerresheimer has developed an interface for the integration of glass syringes in autoinjectors. It has now filed a patent application for its Gx G-Fix standard adapter for precise and reliable positioning of syringes.

The Right Syringe for Every Application

The first time that most of us see a syringe and needle we are small babies and our mothers have taken us to the doctor to be vaccinated. Yet it is isn't just children who need vaccinations. For some diseases, we have to get vaccinated again as adults because the original vaccinations stop being effective after 20 years or so.

Gerresheimer is Committed to Patient Safety

The American Academy of Ophthalmology endorses the uniform use of a colour-coding system for caps and labels on topical ocular medications. Topical medications are applied locally, for example eye drops and nasal drops.

How Ampoules are Made

Glass ampoules are ideal as a packaging for many cosmetic and pharmaceutical products. Gerresheimer incorporates its many years of experience in the meticulous production of ampoules to guarantee that they are safe to use and always in optimum quality.

Gerresheimer Expands in the Global Pharmaceutical Plastic Business

The Gerresheimer Group recently expanded its activities in the pharmaceutical plastic business, through two strategically significant investments in the US and Europe. In September 2009 the company almost simultaneously opened a new research and development centre for medical plastic systems in t

Gerresheimer Presents Innovative Closure System for Tablet Containers

Everything from a single source for the pharmaceutics industry: the Gerresheimer Group again consistently builds on this principle in its plastic packaging business. The latest result of this development is a new tamper-evident closure system for tablet containers, which Gerresheimer manufactures

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