RICHMOND, Va.--(BUSINESS WIRE)--MeadWestvaco Corporation (NYSE: MWV),
a global leader in packaging
and packaging solutions, announced today the expansion of its
pharmaceutical manufacturing Centre of Excellence, based in Hemer,
The Centre is the core for MWV’s global pharmaceutical dispensing
systems manufacturing network. The $7.5 million project includes
expanding clean room molding and assembly capacity, and the introduction
of a state-of-the art logistics system to control the flow of finished
goods and components. MWV is making this investment in its Healthcare
business based upon the business’s rapid growth, especially in the
Preservative-Free packaging market.
"This investment underlines MWV’s position as an innovation leader in
healthcare dispensing systems and our commitment to manufacturing
high-quality products in the appropriate regulatory environment,” said
Sven-Uwe Höhm, vice president & general manager, Medical Plastics
The current Centre of Excellence consists of clean rooms for precision
injection-molding and high-speed component assembly, R&D Facilities with
fluid dispensing, fluid atomization, design optimization and broad
material knowledge, and project management support. The Centre includes
further Customer Service, Technical Laboratory and Regulatory teams.
MWV’s healthcare products are manufactured according to ISO 9001,
Quality Management System for Medical Devices ISO13485, GMP ISO15378 and
93/42/EEC Annex 5 Medical Device Directive standards.
The facility expansion will commence in early 2013 and is expected to
finish by the end of the year.
MeadWestvaco Corporation (NYSE: MWV) is a global packaging company
providing innovative solutions to the world’s most admired brands in the
healthcare, beauty and personal care, food, beverage, home and garden,
tobacco, and agricultural industries. The company also produces
specialty chemicals for the automotive, energy, and infrastructure
industries and maximizes the value of its land holdings through forestry
operations, property development and land sales. MWV’s network of 125
facilities and 16,000 employees spans North America, South America,
Europe and Asia. The company has been recognized for financial
performance and environmental stewardship with a place on the Dow Jones
Sustainability World Index every year since 2005. Learn more at www.mwv.com.
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