SCHOTT Extends Market Position in Russia

With a new manufacturing facility for premium-quality ampoules and vials in Zavolzhe, near the Russian city of Nizhny Novgorod, the German technology company and global quality leader SCHOTT will extend its leading position in the area of high-quality pharmaceutical packaging in Russia. At the ‘Pharmtech 2010’ exhibition and the ‘Pharmtechprom’ forum, both held from 23-26 November in Moscow at the All-Russian Exhibition Centre, SCHOTT introduces the pharmaceutical industry to its high-quality philosophy and informs about the progress of its new plant, which will go into operation at the end of 2010.

SCHOTT is fully committed to meet the highest pharmaceutical demands by supplying high-quality packaging to its customers globally. “Our strictly controlled processes and our stringent quality system enable us to guarantee a consistent high quality of our products,” says Ruediger Wagner, area sales manager SCHOTT Eastern Europe. “And we offer the same high quality of our products from all production plants – including our new manufacturing facility in Russia.”

The new, modern plant will produce according to cGMP guidelines and the products will meet the high international standards for primary pharmaceutical packaging.

The pharmaceutical industry in Russia is facing great challenges with ‘Pharma 2020’: “In the near future pharmaceutical packaging in Russia must meet new demands on drug safety and stability,” explains Wagner. At the same time, the pharmaceutical companies are looking at the optimization of production efficiency to reduce cost. “Our experience, our advanced techology and our quality systems will help us to support our customers. And with our new facility in Zavolzhe we will be able to satisfy local demands even better in the future,” he says.

SCHOTT is the first international group that manufactures primary pharmaceutical packaging made of glass to open a production facility in Russia. The company has been selling ampoules, vials, cartridges and syringes to the Russian market since the beginning of the 1990s. In the past, Russian customers have been supplied mainly from the SCHOTT pharmaceutical packaging site in Hungary.

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