Gerresheimer’s factory making glass vials and ampoules recently went on stream in Kosamba, India.

Jens Heymann, Senior Vice President Europe & Asia Tubular Glass said: “With our new plant in India and its counterparts in China, we will be able to fully meet demand from the Asian pharma industry for high-quality primary packaging made from tubular glass.”

Having a uniform global standard for its machinery and employees who are trained in the production process ensures that all the workflows in all the plants meet the same standards.

“Our zero-defect strategy is based on a ‘product-by-process’ approach. We want our customers to get the same high-quality products from us wherever they are in the world. Which factory they were made in cannot be allowed to have an influence.”

Vials, or injection vials as they are also known, will play a key role in Gerresheimer’ presence at this year’s CPhl trade show. They are amongst the world’s most popular pharmaceutical packaging solutions and Gerresheimer’s can hold between 1 and 50ml.

As well as its vials, the company will also be showcasing other core products including ampoules, cartridges, flasks, and more speciality products made from clear and amber borosilicate glass types I, II, and III.

Gerresheimer manufactures its primary packaging for the Asian market in Shuangfeng in China and at Kosamba.

The Chinese factory has 30 years’ experience in making vials and has been awarded a range of certificates that no other competitor in the region can match. The company supplies more than 300 pharmaceutical customers in Asia, the US and Eastern Europe.

Gerresheimer will be at booth H22 at CPhI which is being held at Jakarta International Expo from March 22 to 24.