British folding carton supplier rlc | packaging has entered into an agreement with industry package leaflets specialist Pharmadruck to increase its production capacity.
Both companies are working together to develop more efficient solutions to meet the packaging requirements of the pharmaceutical industry.
The aim of the partnership is to safeguard each other's production to meet high capacity requirements at short notice.
Phase 1 of the partnership will involve exchange of technology and production know-how, as well as expansion of the production capacities of both companies.
rlc | packaging CEO Hans-Christian Bestehorn said: "Pharmadruck is an absolute expert in leaflets and enjoys a reputation for the highest quality and maximum process safety.
"By entering into this cooperation, we have gained an excellent partner, whose expertise and production resources will enable us to further specialise our leaflets division and expand our capabilities as a comprehensive system supplier."
rlc | packaging's two 'pharmacenters' outside Berlin, Germany, and Poznan, Poland, as well as an under-construction centre near Zurich, Switzerland, will be used to meet the demands of the pharmaceutical industry.
Pharmadruck managing partner Roland Veil added: "rlc | packaging is already firmly established as a packaging solutions provider for the pharmaceutical industry, thanks to their pharmacenter.
"By combining the core competencies of our two companies, we will be better equipped to serve the unique needs of the pharmaceuticals market.
"From now on, we will be presenting our customers with our joint pharmaceuticals portfolio."
Mr Bestehorn added: "We intend to strengthen this cooperation in a series of further steps and establish an enduring position in the pharmaceutical industry as the performance leader for comprehensive packaging solutions."
Image: Hans-Christian Bestehorn and Roland Veil shake hands in front of the pharmacenter near Berlin to seal the cooperation agreement. Photo: courtesy of rlc I packaging.