Gerresheimer Extends its Plant in the Czech Republic

By Gerresheimer Ag, PRNE
Sunday, June 19, 2011

DÜSSELDORF, Germany, June 20, 2011 -

- The production area at the Horsovsky Tyn plant in the Czech
will be doubled

- Growth in demand for pharma, diagnostics and medical

- Gerresheimer invests around EUR 12 million in its
fastest-growing division, Plastic Systems

Gerresheimer AG, one of the world’s leading suppliers to the
pharma and healthcare industry, makes a further investment in the
growth market of plastic systems for pharmaceutical, diagnostics
and medical technology. Before the end of this financial year it
will have extended its Czech production plant in Horsovsky Tyn,
doubling the size of the production area there to around 10,000
square meters.  The workforce will then be increased from
currently around 375 to approximately 450. Some EUR 12 million in
total will be invested.

“The treatment of chronic illnesses such as diabetes and asthma
is becoming increasingly widespread and significant. We intend to
continue extending our share of the market with our medical plastic
systems for diagnostics and for the safe and reliable application
of medications. Our Czech plant will play a crucial role in this
process because it’s one of our most modern medical plastic systems
production facilities,” commented Uwe Röhrhoff, CEO of Gerresheimer

For some years now, Gerresheimer has been manufacturing
pharmaceutics packaging products and application systems made of
plastic in addition to its traditional portfolio of glass primary
packaging products. The Plastic Systems division is now one of the
company’s fastest-growing divisions. Gerresheimer Medical Plastic
Systems produces insulin pens for diabetics, inhalers for asthma
sufferers, lancing devices and laboratory disposables for leading
pharma, diagnostics and medical technology corporations - from the
initial design sketches, through tool making and production to
packaging and just-in-time delivery.

Inhalers, insulin pens, lancing devices and various diagnostic
systems are manufactured in Horsovsky Tyn. The production floor
where its highly automated production operations take place is
currently being extended from 5,400 sqm to 10,400 sqm in a
construction project that is due to be concluded before the end of

Gerresheimer AG
Benrather Straße 18 - 20
40213 Düsseldorf
Jens Kürten
Director Corporate Communication & Marketing
Telefon    +49-211-6181-250
Telefax    +49-211-6181-241


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