German firm Vetter has decided to expand its secondary packaging capacities to fulfil the growing customer requirements and market demands for complex packaging solutions.

The expansion has already commenced and will result in an increase of nearly 32,000ft² of new packaging capacity within the second floor of Vetter’s existing secondary packaging (VSP) facility.

Vetter production and engineering senior vice-president Bernd Stauss said: “Often we hear from customers that a high level of expertise in the assembly and packaging of pens, auto-injectors and safety devices is critical for their success.

“Vetter has this experience and can offer a one-stop solution, from development to filling to secondary packaging, including serialisation of products; a service that is greatly appreciated by our customers.”

“Vetter has this experience and can offer a one-stop solution, from development to filling to secondary packaging.”

After the completion of the project, which is expected to be done over the next several years, the facility will feature new fully automated packaging lines, areas for manual and semi-automated packaging processes, as well as assembly equipment for multiple formats.

The Vetter serialisation and aggregation service will also be expanded under this project to fulfil future requirements of regulatory authorities.

The expansion will also see the installation of a new syringe blister line that features safety device assembly and equipment, as well as assembly machines for pens and auto-injectors to fulfil the growing demand of these systems in the market.

In the future, Vetter intends to continue to expand its offering especially in the area of secondary packaging of end-user friendly devices, which support patient safety, convenience and compliance.

The company offers a range of services, including developmental support and commercial supply of packaging solutions for vials, syringes and cartridges.

Image: The Vetter VSP facility in Ravensburg is being expanded to include packaging and assembly equipment to meet the growing need for complex secondary packaging services. Photo: courtesy of Vetter.