Taking its development centres worldwide to three, in Germany, the US and China
German glass and plastic packaging manufacturer Gerresheimer has opened a new development centre for medical plastic systems in Dongguan City, China.
The company now has centres in Wackersdorf (Germany) and Peachtree City (US), in addition to Dongguan City.
‘The new centre in China ensures that we can optimally meet the growing demand in the Asian market. In future, we will have development operations in addition to local production operations and we’ll be collaborating closely with our customers in China,’ said Andreas Schütte, the Gerresheimer Management Board member with responsibility for Plastics & Devices.
The team at the new Technical Competence Centre (TCC) in China will be implementing and managing large-scale projects independently. Gerresheimer’s three development centres around the world prepare medical plastic systems such as insulin pens, inhalers, lancets and auto-injectors for commercialisation. All crucial interdisciplinary functions up to series production stage are performed there. The local projects implemented at the development centres in collaboration with the other sites include series design, manufacturing equipment engineering, process development, project management, quality planning, tool making, automation technology, production initiation and pre-series production.
At its Dongguan City production facility, Gerresheimer has been manufacturing drug delivery devices such as inhalers and lancets for diabetes sufferers, and infusion products, since 2006.