08 Jul 2013, BioSpectrum Bureau , BioSpectrum
Singapore: The newly acquired 50,000 square foot facility is adjacent to Oliver-Tolas' current Feasterville, Pennsylvania operation at Pennsylvania Boulevard. "We have been deliberating expansion options for our Feasterville, Pennsylvania operation and are excited to have overcome space limitations," said Mr 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 clean room totalling 5,000 square feet," he added. 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, Pennsylvania 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 clean room and 1500 square meter (16,000 square foot) warehouse. "The expansion demonstrates Oliver-Tolas' commitment to the European sterile-grade packaging market," said Mr 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 Mr 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," he added. The 12,000 square foot facility includes an 1,800 square foot registered ISO 8 clean room.
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.