Anderson, a US-based contract packaging company, and Brecon Pharmaceuticals, a supplier of pharmaceutical commercial packaging services in the UK, have teamed up to form a global pharmaceutical packaging company.

Both companies are part of the AmerisourceBergen Corporation and will provide new and differentiated packaging solutions under the name AndersonBrecon, from 12 facilities in the US and the UK.

The repositioning will help the two companies to better respond to the pharmaceutical marketplace and provide solutions to address global customers’ needs.

AmerisourceBergen Consulting Services (ABCS) president Peyton Howell said the companies have worked together over the last four years to set up a global healthcare packaging partner.

"Moving to a more global organisation will better position us to offer our customers a more integrated approach for the global launch of pharmaceutical products, helping to accelerate speed-to-market and product success, and achieve an unparalleled level of customer service in the industry," Howell added.

According to AndersonBrecon, the new company will become a part of ABCS, a business unit of AmerisourceBergen that consists of consulting companies including Xcenda, Lash Group, TheraCom and Premier Source.

ABCS will partner with manufacturers to offer packaging and clinical services through AndersonBrecon.

Image: AndersonBrecon will provide contract packaging services to the pharmaceutical industry from 12 facilities across two continents. Photo: AmerisourceBergen.