FCE Pharma 2013: Gerresheimer Presents Its Plastic Packaging Portfolio for the South American Pharmaceutical Industry

Düsseldorf/São Paulo - Gerresheimer will be presenting plastic products and systems for the pharmaceutical industry at FCE Pharma – the 18th International Exhibition of Technology for the Pharmaceutical Industry – which takes place at the Transamerica Expo Center, São Paulo/ Brazil from May 14-16, 2013 at stand no. is C25.

The very dynamic Latin American pharma market is one of the biggest global growth drivers. "Exhibiting at FCE Pharma is strategically significant for us. In the framework of this trade fair, we can present innovative packaging solutions to our customers and inform them about our current product portfolio," explained Jens Friis, Gerresheimer's Vice President Plastic Packaging South America.

Gerresheimer has four production facilities in Brazil and one in Argentina. It is a market leader for plastic pharmaceutical packaging in South America. In Querétaro/Mexico, the company has a production plant where it manufactures ampoules, vials and syringes made of tubular glass for the Latin American pharma market.

The portfolio includes dropper bottles for eye drops, spray bottles for nasal sprays, PET bottles for cough medicine, PE containers for tablets, plus a wide range of caps, closures and all kinds of accessories such as dosing caps, droppers, measuring cups, dosing syringes and the applicators.

Gerresheimer is nominated for the Sindusfarma Quality Award 2013

Gerresheimer has received a "Sindusfarma Quality Award" in the category of National Manufacturer of the Plastic Bottles and Caps in 12 consecutive years and is nominated again in 2013. The Sindusfarma Quality Award recognizes South American suppliers and service providers in the pharmaceutical industry that have stood out in the previous year, especially for their contributions to continuously raising quality standards and conformity with safety requirements in all stages of the drug manufacturing process.

The award winners will be announced at a ceremony in São Paulo on May 13, 2013 , which is expected to be attended by some 2,000 pharmaceutical industry professionals.

About Gerresheimer

Gerresheimer is an internationally leading manufacturer of high-quality specialty products made of glass and plastic for the global pharma and healthcare industry. Our comprehensive portfolio of products extends from pharmaceutical vials to complex drug delivery systems such as syringe systems, insulin pens and inhalers for safe medication dosage and application. Together with our partners, we develop solutions which set standards and have role model status in their respective market sectors. Our Group realizes revenues of around 1.2 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.

Media contacts

Jens Kürten

Director Corporate Communication Marketing

Telephone: +49 211 6181-250

Fax: +49 211 6181-241

E-Mail: j.kuerten@gerresheimer.com

Marion Stolzenwald

Senior Manager Corporate Communication

Telephone: +49 211 6181-246

Fax: +49 211 6181-241

E-Mail: m.stolzenwald@gerresheimer.com

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