Despite the different orientation of these two fields they convincingly make up the unparalleled competence center which is bonded together under the green and white Gerresheimer label –for some time in China now as well (Booth C403).
The glass part of this presentation belongs to Gerresheimer Shuangfeng. With its third plant opened in Danyang (Jiangsu Province) just in February the Group’s Chinese subsidiary offers an expanded product portfolio to meet the highest qualitative requirements: as a newly integrated product category, cartridges complement its range, offering perfection for highly specialized drug delivery systems as used for example in modern dental medicine. In the field of vials and ampoules, where Gerresheimer has enjoyed leading market positions in China for a considerable time, the locally manufactured product range also reflects the highest level of internationally recognized quality standards.
In parallel, Medical Plastic Systems represent a totally customerspecific and technologically extremely complex field. As examples of this purely project-based business, in which Gerresheimer serves not only the pharma industry but also the areas of diagnostics and medical technology, the display in Peking contains a multifaceted range of interesting exhibits including various kinds of inhalers, pen systems, skin-prick aids and lancets for diabetics as well as sophisticated system components ranging from reactive cards for microbiological tests to cuvettes, a wide variety of disposables and surgical devices. In China, Gerresheimer Medical Plastic Systems is represented by one production plant in Dongguan City near Hong Kong.
“System components and full service are our philosophy in this field,” says Burkhard Lingenberg, Director of Marketing and Communication for the Gerresheimer Group. The business shows its highly innovative strength not only in terms of product development. It also conceives the tailor-made production processes and process technology, builds tools and special machines for its own large-series production, assembles the products and undertakes international logistics – in short, it realizes the system product in each case individually from the first idea right through to delivery. It also works very intensively with colleagues on the glass side of the business: namely on pen systems, which consist primarily of plastic and can be produced by Gerresheimer - together with the specific cartridges made of tubular glass – practically self-sufficiently.
About Gerresheimer Gerresheimer employs around 10,000 people in more than 40 locations in Europe, America and Asia. In the financial year 2008, worldwide sales totalled €1.06bn. The product portfolio ranges from pharmaceutical vials made of glass and plastic through to complex drug-delivery systems for the pharma industry. These include sterile syringes, inhalers and other system-based approaches for safe dosage and application of medications. The Group enjoys a leading position in markets which are characterised by high technical and regulatory barriers.