New custom packaging facility
Comar, a specialty packaging and dispensing products provider, intends to expand its footprint in the US West Coast by building a custom packaging facility in Rancho Cucamonga, California, US.
The new custom facility will be dedicated for manufacturing complex-finished medical devices and sub-assemblies. It will 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 will start in the spring of 2020 and the plant is scheduled to commence production by the end of the year.
The new state-of-the-art facility will be located in Rancho Cucamonga in San Bernardino County, California, the US.
The custom packaging facility will be situated in close proximity to Los Angeles / Ontario International Airport. It will also be accessed by two nearby interstate highways.
The facility will occupy an area of 230,000ft². It will be equipped with injection stretch blow moulding, injection blow moulding and injection moulding cells.
To be certified to the ISO 13485 standard, the facility will comply with the current good manufacturing practice (cGMP) standards. It will also be registered with the US Food and Drug Administration (FDA).
The cleanroom assembly and ISO class 8 injection moulding facility will cover an area of 26,000ft², which can be expanded in the future.
The new facility will feature dedicated mould sampling and development equipment, as well as a full-service mould prototyping lab that will support the conceptualisation, design, prototyping and full production of products.
The plant will house best-in-class production areas for medical devices and will deliver additional capacity for catering to customers across product lines and market segments.
The purpose-built facility will enhance the experience of employees, offer better customer services and pave the way for constant growth.
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 will combine all of the equipment, operations and employees at the existing Rancho Cucamonga and Garden Grove facilities into the new custom packaging facility.
The consolidation will create the opportunity for the employees to increase their proficiency to meet growing client demand.
The move will also boost the customer proposition value while minimising the costs and risks associated with partners.
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.
Comar employs different packaging technologies such as injection stretch blow moulding, injection blow moulding, injection moulding and extrusion blow moulding.
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.
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