Gerresheimer is investing a mid-double-digit million Euro figure in the new plant in the North Macedonian capital of Skopje, an amount that is already included inthe company’s medium-term investment plans.

Construction will begin in the first half of 2019, with completion scheduled for the first half of 2020. It is expected that start of production will take place in the second half of 2020.

The plant will initially manufacture medical plastic systems prior to adding prefillable glass syringes lines following a further expansion phase. The plant will belong to the Plastics & Devices Division where it will fall under the Medical Systems Business Unit.

“As part of our growth strategy, we require additional manufacturing capacity and are expanding our European production network. The country offers good infrastructure, cost structures, trained personnel and excellent support from the authorities” said Gerresheimer AG.

Gerresheimer has production facilities in North and South America as well as in Europe and Asia. The Skopje plant will be Gerresheimer’s first in South-Eastern Europe.

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