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

Further expanding its strong presence on the South American market, the new Gerresheimer Anápolis plant has commenced production to secure and support the continued strong growth.

Gerresheimer’s vice-president of Europe and Latin America Jens Friis says: “We are delighted about the strong demand for our plastic packaging in South America and with the additional plant we will be able to further expand our presence and support our customers.”

Ten years ago, in 2008, Gerresheimer acquired Allplas, adding Vedat three years later. The company has thus steadily consolidated its position as one of Brazil’s market leaders with some strategically astute acquisitions.

Gerresheimer’s general manager of Brazil Wellington Lentini said: “We’re in a position to provide our customers with customised plastic packaging solutions for their products.”

However, its standard range of dropper bottles of various sizes, droppers, caps, vials for individual doses with corresponding caps, polyethene terephthalate (PET) bottles, and closures for plastic and glass bottles also boasts a wide range of uses.

In the future, Gerresheimer Anápolis will produce the entire range of plastic containers from polypropylene (PP), polyethene (PE), and PET, along with the corresponding closures and caps. The products will also be assembled and decorated in the plant, providing customers with a complete concept solution.

The newly built plant will initially operate more than 3,200m2 and will be equipped with 30 machines during the course of 2018. The plan is to extend further to 20,000m2 by 2021. Just like all the other Gerresheimer plants, the new one will be certified to ISO 9001 too. The requisite audit will be held in June.

Gerresheimer in Latin America

With its new plant, Gerresheimer has a presence in two Brazilian states. Alongside Goiás, Gerresheimer is also represented in the São Paulo region, where plants in Butantã, Cotia, and Embu provide the full range of pharmaceutical primary packaging made from plastic. The company also has another factory in Argentina (Buenos Aires). Gerresheimer produces insulin pens for South America in Indaiatuba, some 100km north of São Paulo, and manufactures pharmaceutical ampoules and vials from glass in Querétaro, Mexico.

Gerresheimer at FCE Pharma

This year, Gerresheimer will once again be presenting its products to a specialist audience at FCE Pharma in Sao Paulo, Brazil. Taking place from 22 May to 24 May, the company will be present in hall E stand 037.

Gerresheimer has already won the prestigious Sinduspharma Award many times down the years.