Tjoapack doubles packaging capacity at Netherlands facility

Published: 14-Apr-2022

Three production lines have been added, as well as an automated packaging line for vials

Contract packaging organisation, Tjoapack has announced the completion of its expansion plans following a €10m investment at its Etten-Leur facility in the Netherlands.

This is the latest investment by the company following its acquisition of US healthcare packaging firm, Pharma Packaging Solutions (PPS) last year.

The packaging organisation, which specialises in primary, secondary packaging of oral solids and injectables, has doubled its capacity with the addition of 10 production rooms and increased the size of its Netherlands facility from 8,400 sqm to 11,500 sqm.

Three production lines have been added, as well as an automated packaging line for vials, with the capacity of packing 12 million vials per year. There are also two high-speed production lines for oral solids, capable of packing over 500 blisters per minute each. The Tjoapack Netherlands facility now has a total of 18 packaging lines for blisters, vials, and bottles.

The CPO also has plans for a packaging line for pre-filled syringes and aims to purchase more blister machines to increase capacity further by the end of the year.

The company has also invested in its warehousing and cold chain capabilities to meet increased customer demand for its added value logistics services.

Boy Tjoa, MD, Tjoapack Netherlands, said: “Packaging is of course fundamental to the safe, effective delivery of virtually every pharmaceutical product.

“I am proud that through our expansion we can help bring even more products to market safely.

“We remain committed to our European headquarters and this latest investment is an important step to meeting the growing needs of our customers and assure healthcare products are usable, available, traceable and affordable.”

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