Gerresheimer Küssnacht AG on course for growth

Expansion of medical plastic systems production

Küssnacht, October 2012: Gerresheimer AG, a leading supplier to the international pharmaceutical and health care industry, will step up its investment in the growing market for complex medical plastic systems. At the Swiss facility in Küssnacht, the specialist has already expanded its capacities for the production of auto-injector systems. Other measures include investment into a new on-site logistics building, planned for this year.

A new ISO class 8 clean room has been built for the production and assembly of auto-injection systems and equipped with state-of-the-art injection molding machines, robots and highly automated assembly lines. In the wake of the new expansion measures, new jobs were created and the company is inviting applicants with suitable qualifications.

After completion of the expansion measures, the Küssnacht site will have a production area with a total of more than 3,700 sqm, 2,900 sqm of which will be set aside for clean room production to ISO class 8 (100,000) and 800 sqm will be designated as controlled areas to ISO class 9. The facility will be equipped to cover the entire production chain, from manufacturing, post-production finishing right throught to assembly, testing and packaging. The main focus of production operations at Küssnacht will be on the large-scale production of top-quality pharmaceutical products such as inhalers and auto-injection systems as well as products for laboratory and molecular diagnostics with an output in the multi-digit million range. The highly automated lines with a total of forty injection molding machines and fifteen complex assembly stations will run 24/7. The production site is certified to DIN EN ISO 9001:2008 and DIN EN ISO 13485:2003+AC2009 and passed an FDA inspection of the production of a medical product with direct blood contact without any observations.

About Gerresheimer

Gerresheimer is a leading specialist for the production of premium-quality glass and plastic products for the international pharmaceutical and healthcare industry. We offer a wide range of products and services, from pharmaceutical vials right through to complex drug delivery systems such as syringe systems, insulin pens and inhalers for reliable and safe drug dispensing and application. Together with our partners, we develop concepts that set new standards and serve as a model for the entire industry.

Our Group realizes revenues of more than one billion euros and has around 11,000 employees at 47 locations in Europe, North and South America and Asia.  We use first-rate technologies, convincing innovations and targeted investments to systematically consolidate our strong market position.

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