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Medical packaging supplier opens plant in China
A local supplier of packaging for the health care industry has opened a manufacturing facility in China.
Grand Rapids-based Oliver Healthcare Packaging said this spring it opened a 68,000-square-foot plant in Suzhou, China.
Mike Benevento, CEO of Oliver Products Company — the parent company of Oliver Healthcare Packaging — said sales growth in Asia spurred the expansion.
“Our customer base has grown significantly in the Asia-Pacific market, and we are doing all we can to help drive and support their success, including opening this facility in addition to a regional office in Singapore,” Benevento said.
The company is also opening a technical service center and lab in Galway, Ireland later this year.
The facility is equipped with an ISO-7-certified clean room environment and will handle pouch making, roll stock converting — including slitting and printing — die-cut lid manufacturing and mounting card production.
It also has a testing lab and technical service center, a microbiological lab and warehouse and distribution facilities.
Oliver Healthcare Packaging
Founded in 1968, Oliver Healthcare Packaging is a supplier of pouches, lidding, roll stock and mounting cards for the global health care industry.
Its packaging protects medical devices and pharmaceutical products throughout the sterilization, shipment and storage processes.
Products in its portfolio include the Dispos-a-vent pouch and Xhale and SealScience adhesives.
Oliver is an ISO 13485-certified manufacturer with production facilities in North America, Europe and Asia.
Oliver Products Company
Founded in 1890 and based in Grand Rapids, Oliver Products Company comprises the portfolio companies Oliver Healthcare Packaging and Oliver Packaging & Equipment.
The former makes medical device and pharmaceutical packaging products, while the latter develops and manufactures food packaging systems and bakery equipment.