Packaging plant expansion
SCHOTT Pharmaceutical Systems is currently expanding its primary packaging plant located in Lukácsháza, Hungary. The plant produces packaging products such as ampoules, vials and cartridges for the pharmaceutical industry.
The expansion was started in 2012 and is expected to be completed in 2016.
A new machine building facility was opened at the Lukácsháza site in June 2013 marking the start of the expansion. It will create more than 30 jobs for the people residing in Lukácsháza.
SCHOTT’s Hungary plant details
The plant, originally opened in 1993, is located in Western Hungary, near the Hungary-Austria border. It employs more than 530 people and produces more than 1.7 billion units of pharmaceutical packaging products per year.
The Hungary plant is the largest site of SCHOTT Pharmaceutical, whose products are exported globally.
Expansion of SCHOTT’s Lukácsháza facility
The expansion includes construction of a new maintenance centre. The centre provides modernisation of production lines and upgrades to the production machines. A team of experts regularly upgrades the production machines using the latest technologies.
The expansion will also include the installation of new production lines, which will increase the production capacity at the plant.
The expansion will significantly increase the annual production capacities at the site. It will enhance the production of cartridges, vials and ampoules.
Products made at SCHOTT’s Hungarian plant
The plant produces primary pharmaceutical packaging products such as ampoules, vials and cartridges made from FIOLAX® glass tubes.
The company’s syringe product range includes glass syringes, as well as polymer syringes branded as SCHOTT TopPac®.
The company’s process technology and testing
SCHOTT implements high level standards for the production of packaging products, such as advanced machinery, clean room technology and automated inspection system.
Moreover, SCHOTT Pharma Services provides independent analytical lab services for pharmaceutical packaging.
Marketing commentary for SCHOTT
The international technology group SCHOTT, headquartered in Mainz, Germany, is a 125-year old organisation.
The co-operative has more than 16,000 employees and generated €2bn revenue in 2012.
SCHOTT’s Pharmaceutical Systems business unit has more than 800 production lines in 14 countries, with an annual production capacity of nine billion syringes, vials, ampoules and cartridges.
SCHOTT Pharmaceutical opened a new pharmaceutical packaging plant in Gujarat, India, in February 2013. Expansion at Indonesian and Russian plants is also currently underway.
SCHOTT entered into a joint-venture with Xinkang of China in 2012 to expand its Chinese pharmaceutical packaging market.
SCHOTT KAISHA opened a new pharmaceutical packaging plant at Jambusar in the Bharuch district of Gujarat, India, in February 2013.
Tetra Pak announced its plan to build a new packaging plant in India in October 2008.