NiproPharmaPackaging has broken ground on its greenfield glass manufacturing facility in Aumale, France.

The site will manufacture glass tubing for pharmaceutical glass packaging products.

The new production facility will be housed in a new building adjacent to the current manufacturing site with automated lines which will produce Nipro’s NSV borosilicate type I glass.

Last year the pharmaceutical glass packager said it would invest €60 million in its French and US manufacturing facilities.

Among those at the groundbreaking ceremony were Nipro CEO Stephan Arnold, Jean-Michel Rat; General Manager of Nipro in France, and Pierre Sinoquet; Operations Manager of Nipro France, supported by Mr François Mozzo; Director of Emdelen, Nipro’s construction partner.