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Facility is focused on injection molding and assembly of medical devices such as auto-injectors and continuous glucose monitoring systems.

PlasticsToday Staff

December 1, 2016

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West Pharmaceutical completes expansion of contract manufacturing plant in Ireland

West Pharmaceutical Services Inc. announced this week the completion of a 60,000-square-foot expansion of its Ireland-based contract manufacturing facility near Mulhuddart, County Dublin. The expansion is in response to customer demand for medical device manufacturing, especially in the area of diabetes, according to West. The company is also building a new pharmaceutical component manufacturing facility in Ireland.

West also announced that its contract manufacturing business—formerly known as The Tech Group—will now align with the West brand and do business as "West." This transition reflects the significance of contract manufacturing in West's long-term strategy as a leader in integrated packaging and delivery for injectable medicines, said the company.

The additional capacity in Dublin will make it possible to better serve its growing healthcare and medical device contract manufacturing business, which is focused on supplying injection molding and assembly solutions for the production of medical devices such as auto-injectors and continuous glucose monitoring systems. West anticipates 100 new jobs will be added to the business over the next five years as a result of the expansion.

"As the healthcare market becomes increasingly complex, West is advancing core competencies in the development, manufacturing and final packaging of complex drug-delivery systems and diagnostic devices for customers," said Karen Flynn, Senior Vice President and Chief Commercial Officer.

Along with the expansion of its Dublin facility, West is also growing its proprietary product business in Waterford, Ireland. The company previously announced the construction of a center of excellence for its proprietary elastomeric sheeting and injectable component product lines. The new plant is expected to begin full commercial operations in 2018.

West is headquartered in Exton, PA, and supports its customers from locations in North and South America, Europe, Asia and Australia.

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