Chester Medical Solutions to invest £500,000 in carton plant

Pharmaceutical contract packer extends North Wales facility to meet growth

Increasing demand for services has prompted pharmaceutical contract packer Chester Medical to invest in new printing facilities

Chester Medical Solutions has invested around £500,000 in new printing equipment and on extending its printing operation in Deeside, North Wales, by 10,000ft2, taking the total area to 30,000ft2.

The company plans to install new pre-press and finishing equipment, which will enable it to upgrade the site to obtain PS9000 accreditation for pharmaceutical packaging.

‘This is a significant step forward for Chester Medical, both in terms of additional capacity to meet market demand and our ability to go forward to obtain PS9000 accreditation,’ said managing director David Patterson.

‘In particular, it demonstrates yet again our commitment to meeting the continually changing and developing needs of the marketplace.’

The firm is already accredited by the UK Medicines and Healthcare Products Regulatory Agency (MHRA) for a variety of packaging requirements and holds the MHRA’s MIA (IMP) Licence for Investigational Medicinal Products.

The company also holds Controlled Drug and Veterinary licences and has achieved ISO 13485 certification for the packaging of medical devices.

Chester Medical’s products and services include blister packs, pot and bottle filling and peel pouch packing and assembly.

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