Husky Injection Molding Systems (Bolton, ON, Canada) announced today what it calls a “strategic win” with Pascal Medical (Dubna, Russia), which has purchased and installed 12 Husky systems. Pascal Medical has chosen Husky to be its partner in the creation of an innovative, technologically advanced product complex for the manufacture of sterile, disposable medical products, according to a press release distributed by Husky.
Committed to the domestic manufacture of premium-quality medical products for the Russian market, which is flooded with imported devices, Pascal Medical has been working in close partnership with Husky to set up a state-of-the-art facility in Dubna. Currently focused on disposable syringes, the company plans to expand its product range in the future to include prefilled syringes, infusion and transfusion systems, catheters, vacuum blood-collection systems and parts for epidural anesthesia.
Husky has been involved in all aspects of the project, including the planning for a 10,000-square-meter factory, syringe design development and selection of assembly machines, cleanroom suppliers and even personnel, said Husky. With its combination of proven system and machine platforms and the industry-leading precision of its medical tooling branded under the Schöttli banner, Husky notes that it is able to provide comprehensive, integrated system solutions for the manufacture of medical disposables. Working with a single-source supplier minimizes operational risk for Pascal Medical, allowing the organization to focus on producing the highest quality parts, Husky added.
“We are thrilled to be working so closely with Pascal Medical as they complete the first stage of their project, and we look forward to continuing our partnership as they expand production lines and the range of injection molded products they offer,” said Robert Domodossola, Husky’s President of Medical and Specialty Packaging. “As was the case for beverage packaging in Russia 20 years ago, currently there is very little local production of medical disposables.”
Production began on September 27 in the Dubna facility. Pascal said that it is focused on using premium equipment suppliers with advanced engineering technology in order to ensure strict compliance with both Russian and international quality standards.
“Our aim at Pascal Medical is to become a world-class supplier, producing the highest quality plastic medical applications. With Husky as a strategic partner in this effort, we feel confident in our ability,” said CEO Alexander Fedorov. “We started construction on our state-of-the-art facility in July of 2016, and today the plant is open and fully operational. The expertise that Husky brings to the table in this industry is extremely valuable to us.”