Dutch firm Tjoapack introduces new postponement packaging service

15 August 2018 (Last Updated August 15th, 2018 09:21)

Dutch pharmaceutical contract packaging organisation Tjoapack has introduced a new service called postponement packaging.

Dutch pharmaceutical contract packaging organisation Tjoapack has introduced a new service called postponement packaging.

The launch follows the company’s recent investment into its late-stage customisation printing capabilities earlier this year.

Postponement packaging adds relevant language leaflets to products to keep them market-agnostic, as well as addresses supply chain challenges such as variable demand and repackaging work.

Tjoapack founder Eric Tjoa said: “Postponement packaging can offer customers more control over their supply chains.

“By giving them the flexibility to adapt to market related variations and avoid repackaging work, it is possible to lower working capital and reduce finished goods inventories.”

“By giving them the flexibility to adapt to market-related variations and avoid repackaging work, it is possible to lower working capital and reduce finished goods inventories. All of which can ultimately help to offset the rising cost of healthcare.

“Although the concept is not yet widely adopted in the pharmaceutical sector, it has been proven in other industries, such as automotive and cosmetics, and can bring huge benefits to the supply chain.”

In addition, the company is planning to commence the first phase of the postponement service by the end of third quarter this year.

Tjoa added: “At Tjoapack we’ve been exploring this concept for years. Launching this service is the culmination of a lot of hard work and as adoption of this type of strategy rises across the industry, we will continue to invest and expand our capabilities and capacity.”

Established in 1989, Tjoapack offers contract packaging services to clients across 42 countries worldwide.

The company offers primary packaging for solid dosage forms, secondary packaging and unit dose packaging leveraging its 19 packaging lines for blisters, wallets and bottles.