ProMach Strengthens Pharmaceutical Portfolio with Acquisition of Pharmaworks
publié le mardi 17 mars 2020
ProMach, a worldwide leader in packaging machinery solutions, announced it has acquired Pharmaworks, a leading provider of blister packaging technology for the pharmaceutical, consumer goods, and contract packaging industries. The addition of Florida-based Pharmaworks significantly expands ProMach’s portfolio of pharmaceutical solutions and strengthens its integrated solutions capabilities for a broad range of applications.
Pharmaworks, founded in 2001, offers a robust and flexible lineup of themoforming solutions for the creation of blister packs, a packaging format commonly used in over-the-counter (OTC) and prescription unit dose pharmaceutical and consumer goods packaging. Pharmaworks blister packaging solutions range from semi-automated thermoformers to fully automated systems capable of speeds up to 600 packages per minute. In addition to their core blister packaging machinery, Pharmaworks also provides feeding, transferring, collating, cartoning, and vision/inspection systems, as well as a comprehensive aftermarket support program with parts, service, machinery rebuilds/upgrades, controls upgrades, tooling, accessories, and much more. Additionally, Pharmaworks provides complete blister line integration services for customers needing turnkey blister packaging lines, complete with validation documentation.
“The pharmaceutical industry has been a strong growth engine for ProMach over the last five years, beginning with our acquisition of NJM in 2016 and continuing with the addition of WLS in 2017 and now Pharmaworks in 2020. The research forecasts continued strong growth in the pharmaceutical sector over the next few years, and blister packs are a key part of that growth story driven by consumer convenience and safety, particularly with regulations around serialization,” said Mark Anderson, ProMach President and CEO.
Odessa, Florida-based Pharmaworks and its over 100 employees are joining the ProMach team. Current Pharmaworks President, Peter Buczynsky, will join ProMach as Vice President and General Manager of Pharmaworks. He will be joined by Ingo Federle, Vice President of Technical Operations, and Ben Brower, Vice President of Sales & Marketing.
“Many of our customers want a full range of pharmaceutical packaging options from a single source,” said Michel Lapierre, President of ProMach’s Pharma Business Line. “With the addition of Pharmaworks, ProMach can now meet nearly any customer’s needs – whether it’s in rigid bottles or flexible blister packs, from solid dose tablets, capsules, and lozenges to liquid vials, ampoules, and pre-filled syringes – and help them grow their business with a proven partner”.
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