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West Pharma to open its pharmaceutical seal making plant in July at Sri City SEZ in Nellore

Our Bureau, Hyderabad
Saturday, June 21, 2014, 08:00 Hrs  [IST]

West Pharma, the leading manufacturer of packaging components for injectables in the world, is fast gearing up to open its first pharmaceutical seals manufacturing plant at Sri City special economic zone (SEZ) in Nellore.

According to sources, the new manufacturing plant at Sri City is ready for commercial production and will be opened on July 16.  Earlier, in June 2012, West Pharma had signed a 99 year lease for an industrial plot of 72,800 square meters of land to build an integrated manufacturing plant at Sri City.  

At present, the new construction facility for metal seal manufacturing is spread over an area of 15300 square meters. In fact, the new facility was about to be inaugurated in April-May this year, but it was delayed due to regulatory audit and quality checks. With everything in place now, the company will start producing seals used in primary packaging of injectable for customers both in India and the wider Asia Pacific region.

“We have completed all the required regulatory auditing and quality checks and have decided to inaugurate the plant on 16th July with full scale commercial production,” said the source.

At present, West Pharma is experiencing a healthy growth and with this new plant going on commercial production the firm is planning to move with more vigour in the Asian markets.  

Over the years, the West Pharma has emerged as top supplier of primary packaging components to the Pharma injectable manufacturers across the world. Among the top solutions provided by West Pharma include its brands like NovaPure components for syringe plunger and stoppers, Westar Processing for ready to use and ready to sterilise components and tamper evident West Spectra seals help ensure patient safety and product security. Apart from these, West has also introduced drug delivery systems like Confidose, SmartDose and SelfDose under self injection platform.

Sri City in Nellore houses about 40 different manufacturing companies. The SEZ in the state of Andhra Pradesh offers the advantages of a metropolitan location. It is well connected to national highway connecting to Northern and Southern parts of the country. The area is also having auxiliary units and supporting infrastructure along with availability of sustainable labour and logistics.


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