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Oliver-Tolas Healthcare Packaging expands operations to three continents

Michigan-based Oliver-Tolas Healthcare Packaging recently announced an expansion of its global operations. The expansion spans three continents, which include the acquisition of a facility in Feasterville, PA, an expansion of the cleanroom manufacturing area in the Venray, Netherlands facility and the launch of manufacturing in Suzhou, China.The newly acquired 50,000-sq-ft facility is adjacent to Oliver-Tolas' current Feasterville, PA operation at Pennsylvania Boulevard.

PlasticsToday Staff

July 12, 2013

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Oliver-Tolas Healthcare Packaging expands operations to three continents

"We have been deliberating expansion options for our Feasterville, PA operation and are excited to have overcome space limitations," said Jerry Bennish, president and CEO, in a news release. "Utilization of the additional warehouse space has begun and plans are underway to construct an ISO 7 and an ISO 8 cleanroom totaling 5000 square feet."

Oliver-Tolas' Feasterville, PA operation manufactures pouches, roll stock, lids and zone-coated lids. The company states that the expansion will allow for improved product flow, added capacity and additional cleanroom space.

Oliver-Tolas plans to continue investment at the Feasterville, PA operation with equipment purchases to support increasing demand for high-quality sterile-grade packaging.

The expansion of the cleanroom manufacturing area in the Venray, Netherlands facility includes a 1300-sq-ft ISO 8 certified cleanroom and 16,000-sq-ft warehouse.

"The expansion demonstrates Oliver-Tolas' commitment to the European sterile-grade packaging market," said Rutger van Dooren, international managing director.

Oliver-Tolas currently produces lids and pouches utilizing both its Xhale and SealScience adhesive coated products at the Venray, the Netherlands facility. The added space will be utilized for preparation of printed roll stock products and additional capacity for lid production.

Oliver-Tolas opened a sales office in Suzhou, China in 2006 to support demand from China-based medical device and pharmaceutical manufacturing.

"Now we are bringing die-cut lid manufacturing to China paired with our core adhesive technologies and robust quality system," said Jeff Murak, VP of sales and marketing. "This allows Oliver-Tolas to improve and localize service to existing customers in the region and support demand from medical device and pharmaceutical manufacturers moving into China."

The 12,000-sq-ft facility includes an 1800sq-ft registered ISO 8 cleanroom.

This announcement comes just one year after Oliver-Tolas made a $1.3 million investment in its Grand Rapids facility. The investment included a manufacturing area expansion, additional cleanroom installations and the modernization and expansion of a Packaging Development and Technology Center. The manufacturing area expansion added 40,000 sq-ft to the existing 140,000 sq-ft of production space.

Oliver-Tolas Healthcare Packaging is a supplier of sterile-grade die-cut lid, roll stock, and pouch products to the medical device and pharmaceutical markets. Manufacturing operations are located in Grand Rapids, MI; Feasterville, PA; Hamilton, OH and Venray, the Netherlands. Sales offices are located throughout the U.S., Europe and Suzhou, China.

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