Wasdell Packaging adds to pharmaceutical services


Wasdell Packaging has expanded its services with the installation of a Technofill liquid filling machine.

Wasdell Packaging of Stonehouse, Gloucestershire, UK has expanded its services with the installation of a Technofill liquid filling machine.

The pharmaceutical packaging specialist said the machine is capable of filling 240 bottles a minute with fluids including liquids, oils and pastes from 5ml to 5,000ml per fill. It also has a nitrogen flush capability to ensure longevity of the product and restrict contamination.

Kevin Virgo, operations director at Wasdell Packaging, said: "Since the acquisition of our company last July there has been significant investment in updating and diversifying our range of machinery in order to provide a comprehensive and complete service to our customers."

Wasdell has also added two Pago labellers in the last month.

This trend of investment is set to continue with new 6,000m2 production premises in Swindon, which will require additional blister packers, container filling and sachet machines. The plant will receive a further £2.3m in investment before it is fully operational in June.

Martin Tedham, who founded pharmaceutical packaging specialist TD Packaging in Swindon, took a majority share in Wasdell Packaging last year as it embarked on a period of growth.

James Wasdell continues to hold a significant share of the company, which employs 125 people, and is commercial director, with Tedham as managing director.

Wasdell Packaging produces blister packs in a variety of materials as well as carrying out powder filling, tablet counting and container filling, strip packing, liquid filling, secondary packaging, clinical trials and stability trials at its factory.