Gerresheimer AG, a specialty glass and plastics partner of the pharma and healthcare industry, is extending its production capacity for medical plastic systems by 60,000 ft2 at its plant in Peachtree City, Ga. Two thirds of the additional production area will be ISO class 8 cleanroom space.
Production of new medical devices will start right after completion of the infrastructural enlargements. Gerresheimer is investing several million dollars in the project, which will create around 120 additional jobs.
“We’re experiencing worldwide growth in demand for user friendly, safe, and easy to use medical devices such as inhalers and insulin pens. As a result of this growth, and new customer projects, our excellent plant in Peachtree City will be significantly increasing its production capacity. There are a great many opportunities for us in this business segment in the U.S. and our Peachtree City facility will play a crucial role in helping us to exploit them. We greatly appreciate the generous support of the state and local authorities in Georgia in this challenging project,” says Andreas Schütte, member of the management board of Gerresheimer AG with responsibility for the Plastics & Devices Division.
“Georgia’s healthcare industry is uniquely poised to help Gerresheimer grow,” says Georgia Governor Nathan Deal. “This leading global company is taking advantage of an eager, skilled workforce and an advanced life science and healthcare ecosystem. Our state is the ideal location to support Gerresheimer’s newest expansion.”
Gerresheimer established its first Peachtree City production facility in 1993 and expanded it in 2009 with the establishment of a Technical Competence Center. The plant in Peachtree City is part of Gerresheimer’s Medical Plastic Systems business unit. Gerresheimer Headquarters is based in Düsseldorf, Germany. Peachtree City and the other plants in this business unit develop, industrialize, manufacture, and assemble customer-specific devices such as inhalers, insulin pens, lancets, and various diagnostic systems.
Release Date: March 10, 2014