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Oliver Healthcare Packaging Expands Global Operations

Published on July 1, 2013

Grand Rapids, Michigan, USA...Oliver-Tolas® Healthcare Packaging announces expansion of global operations. The expansion that spans three continents includes the acquisition of a facility in Feasterville, PA, an expansion of the clean room manufacturing area in the Venray, Netherlands facility and the launch of manufacturing in Suzhou, China.

The newly acquired 50,000 square foot facility is adjacent to Oliver-Tolas’ current Feasterville, PA operation at Pennsylvania Boulevard. “We have been deliberating expansion options for our Feasterville, PA operation and are excited to have overcome space limitations” said Jerry Bennish, President and CEO. “Utilization of the additional warehouse space has begun and plans are underway to construct an ISO 7 and an ISO 8 cleanroom totaling 5,000 square feet.” Oliver-Tolas’ Feasterville, PA operation manufactures pouches, roll stock, lids and zone-coated lids. The expansion will allow for improved product flow, added capacity and additional cleanroom space.

Oliver-Tolas plans to continue investment at the Feasterville, PA operation with equipment purchases to support increasing demand for high-quality sterile-grade packaging.

The expansion of the clean room manufacturing area in the Venray, the Netherlands facility includes a 120 square meter (1,300 square foot) ISO 8 certified cleanroom and 1500 square meter (16,000 square foot) warehouse. “The expansion demonstrates Oliver-Tolas’ commitment to the European sterile-grade packaging market” said Rutger van Dooren, International Managing Director. Oliver-Tolas currently produces lids and pouches utilizing both its Xhale® and SealScience® adhesive coated products at the Venray, the Netherlands facility. The added space will be utilized for preparation of printed roll stock products and additional capacity for lid production.

Oliver-Tolas opened a sales office in Suzhou, China in 2006 to support demand from China-based medical device and pharmaceutical manufacturing. “Now we are bringing die-cut lid manufacturing to China paired with our core adhesive technologies and robust quality system” said Jeff Murak, Vice President of Sales and Marketing. “This allows Oliver-Tolas to improve and localize service to existing customers in the region and support demand from Medical Device and Pharmaceutical manufacturers moving into China.” The 12,000 square foot facility includes an 1,800 square foot registered ISO 8 cleanroom.

This announcement comes just one year after Oliver-Tolas made a $1.3 million investment in the Grand Rapids, Michigan facility. The investment included a manufacturing area expansion, additional cleanroom installations and the modernization and expansion of a Packaging Development and Technology Center. The manufacturing area expansion added 40,000 square feet to the existing 140,000 square feet of production space.

Oliver-Tolas Healthcare Packaging is a leading supplier of sterile-grade die-cut lid, roll stock, and pouch products to the medical device and pharmaceutical markets. Manufacturing operations are located in Grand Rapids, MI; Feasterville, PA; Hamilton, OH and Venray, the Netherlands. Sales offices are located throughout the United States, Europe and Suzhou, China.

For more information, contact:

Jody Beeck
Product and Marketing Manager
Oliver-Tolas® Healthcare Packaging
616-456-7711, extension 7209

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