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Gerresheimer Group

Primary Packaging, Drug Delivery Systems, Diagnostics and Medical Devices

Gerresheimer is a leading global partner to the pharma and healthcare industry. With specialty products made of glass and plastic, the company contributes to health and well-being. Gerresheimer is represented worldwide and produces with around 10,000 employees wherever its customers and markets are.

Klaus Bungert Str. 4,
40468 Düsseldorf,

Gerresheimer is a leading global partner to the pharma and healthcare industry. With specialty products made of glass and plastic, the company contributes to health and well-being.

Our portfolio contains a wide range of pharmaceutical packaging and products to ensure the safe, simple administration of medicines. These include insulin pens, inhalers, micro pumps, prefillable syringes, injection vials, ampoules, bottles and containers for liquid and solid medicines with closure, and safety systems.

Gerresheimer operates 36 plants worldwide to ensure availability wherever our customers and markets are, employing around 10,000 people.

The medical plastic systems range includes inhalers for the targeted treatment of respiratory diseases.
Gerresheimer has an extensive range of glass primary packaging products.
Our extensive range of high-quality primary pharmaceutical packaging includes eyedrops and nasal sprays.
The company offers a comprehensive range of primary packaging products for pharmaceutical applications, including moulded glass for items that include syrup bottles and vials.
Products manufactured by the Plastics & Devices division include complex items for safe drug delivery such as insulin pens and pre-fillable syringes.
Gerresheimer manufactures a variety of syringes to meet specific requirements.
We produce borosilicate tubing as the input material high-quality specialty ampoules.
The Duma™ and Dudek™ series of plastic packaging for the pharmaceutical and health care industry.
Duma Twist-Off Oval, Duma Twist-Off and Duma Twist-Off Q. Available with desiccant and child resistance, tamper evident and senior friendly cap.
Duma MG with the user-friendly Duma Multi-Grip Cap, which is tamper evident and senior friendly. Available with desiccant.

Pharmaceutical packaging for medicines and cosmetics

With plants in Europe, North and South America and Asia, Gerresheimer generates sales of around €1.4 billion. Its wide range of products includes ¬pharmaceutical packaging and products for the simple and safe administration of medicines: Insulin pens, inhalers, micropumps, prefillable syringes, injection vials, ampoules, bottles and containers for liquid and solid medications 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 Partners with MedTech Start-up Adamant Health to Revolutionise Treatment of Parkinson’s Disease

Gerresheimer and the Finnish MedTech startup Adamant Health partner up to develop a life-changing solution for millions of people worldwide suffering from Parkinson’s disease. The measuring technology and platform in development will address one of the biggest impediments in treating symptoms of Parkinson’s: determining the optimal time to take symptom suppressing medication.

14 June 2022

Gerresheimer Boosts Global Production Capabilities with New State-of-the-Art Facilities in India

Gerresheimer has significantly ramped up its glass and plastic production capacities in India. A new modern plant to produce high quality plastic containers and closures was built at the Kosamba site, and glass production received a new state-of-the-art and sustainable furnace technology. Both innovations were ceremonially commissioned by the management on the same day in April.

16 May 2022

Gerresheimer at Pharmapack with the g guide: The Optimum Solution for Biotech and Pharma

Which packaging or delivery solution is best suited to the respective active ingredient? In addition to Gerresheimer's experts, the g guide has recently been answering this important question for customers and interested parties. At Pharmapack in Paris on 18 and 19 May, Gerresheimer will demonstrate the g guide for the first time at a trade fair on Stand B60/B64.

11 May 2022

Gerresheimer and Portal Enter Strategic Partnership to Treat Chronically Ill Patients with Innovative Needle-Free Drug-Delivery Solution

Gerresheimer AG is expanding its portfolio of highly-innovative platform technologies for drug delivery. Gerresheimer, a leading provider of healthcare & beauty solutions and drug delivery systems for pharma, biotech and cosmetics, today announced an investment into US-based Portal Instruments, a developer of a next-generation needle-free drug delivery technology. Together, the partners aim at transforming the administration of injectable medicines and improving the patient’s experience, especially for those with chronic diseases.

9 May 2022

Gerresheimer Opens a New Plant to Produce Pharmaceutical Container Solutions in Ohio (Berlin)

Gerresheimer ceremoniously took over a new building in Berlin, Ohio. In the future, the square plastic containers of the Duma Twist-Off Q brand with a 40-ml filling volume, child-resistant closure, and desiccant for filling with medications for the North American market will be produced here in a clean room. The new building is Gerresheimer's eighth location in total on American soil and is being built directly next to Gerresheimer's prescription packaging production facility. A major customer of the company has now audited the site for its orders.

23 March 2022

Find the Right Packaging Solution Quickly and Easily with the Gerresheimer G Guide

Find the best packaging solution in no time at all: The g guide, Gerresheimer’s brand-new digital product selector, is now available on the Gerresheimer website. The g guide leads users to the ideal solution simply by asking a handful of questions. The new tool is aimed at potential customers in the pharmaceutical, biopharma and veterinary medicine industries.

1 March 2022

Gerresheimer Accelerates Growth and Raises Mid Term Guidance

Gerresheimer AG, a leading provider of healthcare & beauty solutions and drug delivery systems for pharma, biotech and cosmetics, is further accelerating its profitable growth. The strategic program of formula G is realigning the business with megatrends such as healthcare, sustainability and biotech. Three years in implementing formula G to foster sustainable profitable growth, Gerresheimer has beaten its revenue guidance in 2021. Last year the company generated EUR 1,497m in core business revenues, achieving a strong organic growth of 7.6%. Core business adjusted EBITDA increased to EUR 324m on a currency-adjusted basis meeting the forecast range.

17 February 2022

The Leading Supplier of Injection Vials, Gerresheimer, Expands Production in Wertheim

Gerresheimer is expanding its capacities for glass vials at the Wertheim site and at two further sites in China and the USA. The company is investing in production in Wertheim to increase vials capacity by 150 million vials per year and plans to create 70 new jobs for this purpose. The Federal Ministry of Economy and Climate Action supports the investment within the framework of federal funding of production equipment of borosilicate tubular glass and glass vials for use in vaccine production.

8 February 2022

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.

4 November 2021

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.

4 October 2021

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.

9 July 2020

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.

27 April 2020

Gerresheimer at Pharmapack

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

9 January 2020

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.

29 October 2019

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.

10 October 2018

Gerresheimer at Medtec China

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

15 August 2018

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.

22 May 2018

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. 

27 February 2018

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.

20 May 2014

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.

20 May 2014

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.

11 February 2014

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.

11 February 2014

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

7 January 2010

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

19 October 2006

Gerresheimer AG

Gerresheimer Chalon SAS

7, rue George Eastman • BP 354
71109 Chalon-sur-Saône

Gerresheimer Vaerloese A/S

43 Simpkin Close
Eaton Socon St. Neots
PE19 8PD
United Kingdom

Gerresheimer Boleslawiec SA

ul. Boleslawa Chrobrego 15
PL-59-700 Boleslawiec

Gerresheimer Buenos Aires, S.A.

Mercedes 2153
C1417AUA Buenos Aires

Gerresheimer Momignies S.A.

Rue Mandenne 19/20
6590 Momignies

Gerresheimer Sistemas Plásticos Medicinais São Paulo Ltda.

Rua Vitório Emmanuel Soliani Nr. 190
Distrito Industrial Domingos Giomi
13347-380 Indaiatuba, São Paulo

Gerresheimer Shuangfeng Pharmaceutical Glass (Danyang) Co. Ltd.

No. 35 East Road Fangxian
Danyang, Jiangsu Province

Neutral Glass & Allied Industries PVT. LTD.

Neutral Glass & Allied Inds. Pvt. Ltd.
902, Kamla Executive Park (Next to Vazir Glass Compound),
Off. M. Vasanji Road, J B Nagar,
Andheri (East), Mumbai – 400 059.

Gerresheimer Querétaro S.A. (Primary Packaging Glass)

Av. Coahuila No. 9
Zona Industrial Benito Juárez
Santiago de Querétaro, Qro.

Gerresheimer Singapore Pte. Ltd.

1 Harbourfront Place
Harbourfront Tower One
Unit #04-01

Gerresheimer Horšovský Týn spol. s r.o.

Zahradní 282
34601 Horšovský Týn
Czech Republic

Gerresheimer Zaragoza, S.A.

P.I. Valdemuel, Camino del Sabinar, s/n
50290 Epila (Zaragoza)

Gerresheimer Küssnacht AG

Zugerstrasse 55
6403 Küssnacht

Centor Inc.

1899 North Wilkinson Way
Perrysburg, OH 43551
United States of America

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