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29 October 2021

Comar’s New Packaging Facility, Rancho Cucamonga, US

Comar opened its new custom packaging facility in Rancho Cucamonga, California, US, in August 2021.
Comar’s new packaging facility in Rancho Cucamonga, California, was inaugurated in August 2021. Credit: Comar, LLC.
The facility consolidates all the equipment, operations and employees at Rancho Cucamonga and Garden Grove. Credit: Comar, LLC.
The 50,000ft² ISO Class 8 clean rooms and white rooms were added to the facility to support the production of diagnostic consumables, medical devices and sub-assemblies. Credit: Comar, LLC.

Comar, a speciality packaging and dispensing products provider, expanded its footprint on the US West Coast by building a custom packaging facility in Rancho Cucamonga, California, US.

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The new custom facility is dedicated to the manufacturing of complex-finished medical devices and sub-assemblies. It uses employ advanced injection moulding, blow moulding, high-speed assembling, testing and packaging technologies.

The drawings and permit applications for the new facility were submitted by Comar in early 2020. The construction of the new packaging facility started in the spring of 2020, while the plant was inaugurated in August 2021.

Location of the new packaging facility

The new state-of-the-art facility is located at 9595 Utica Rd, Rancho Cucamonga in San Bernardino County, California, the US.

The custom packaging facility is situated in close proximity to Los Angeles/Ontario International Airport. It can also be accessed by two nearby interstate highways.

Comar’s new packaging facility details

The facility occupies an area of 230,000ft². It is equipped with injection stretch blow moulding, injection blow moulding and injection moulding cells.

To be certified to the ISO 13485 standard, the facility complies with the current good manufacturing practice (cGMP) standards. The facility will also be registered with the US Food and Drug Administration (FDA).

The 50,000ft² ISO Class 8 clean rooms and white rooms were added to the facility to support the production of diagnostic consumables, medical devices and sub-assemblies.

The new facility features dedicated mould sampling and development equipment, as well as a full-service mould prototyping lab to support the conceptualisation, design, prototyping and full production of products.

The plant also houses best-in-class production areas for medical devices and delivers additional capacity for catering to customers across product lines and market segments.

The purpose-built facility enhances the experience of employees, offers better customer services and paves the way for constant growth.

Details of Comar’s existing facility in Rancho Cucamonga

The existing facility in Rancho Cucamonga is the first open-house plastic bottles wholesale manufacturing plant specialised in attractive custom plastic packaging for the nutraceutical market.

The facility includes eight injection moulding machines ranging from 88 to 135, with three to 24 cavities, a new ten-tonne extrusion blow moulding machine and six new 60t injection stretch blow moulding machines with 14 moulds from ten to 16 cavities. The climate-controlled facility is also certified to the ISO 9001:2008 standard.

Comar combined all of the equipment, operations and employees at the existing Rancho Cucamonga and Garden Grove facilities into the new custom packaging facility.

The consolidation creates the opportunity for the employees to increase their proficiency to meet growing client demand.

The move also boosts the customer proposition value while minimising the costs and risks associated with partners.

Marketing commentary on Comar

Comar is a premier plastic packaging manufacturer with expertise in various sectors, including consumer healthcare, medical, pharmaceuticals, personal and home care, and food and beverage.

Headquartered in Voorhees, New Jersey, US, the company operates eight strategic manufacturing and distribution facilities across the US and Puerto Rico.

The company is also a wholesale supplier of plastic bottles and dispensing products, including canisters, closures, tips, adaptors, droppers, orals syringes, dosage cups and spoons.

Morgan Stanley Capital Partners (MSCP), a part of Morgan Stanley Investment Management, invested capital in Comar in June 2018.

Contractors involved

Comar selected InterTech, a provider of engineering and design services, as the lead process designer for the project.

Justin W. Capp, an engineering consultant was the subcontractor to InterTech for the project. The construction contract for the facility was awarded to Whiting-Turner.

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