10/23/2019 | News release | Distributed by Public on 10/23/2019 06:27
Duesseldorf/Skopje (North Macedonia), October 23, 2019 - Today the topping-out ceremony of the new Gerresheimer plant in Skopje, North Macedonia, took place, attended by the Prime Minister of North Macedonia, Zoran Zaev, the Deputy Prime Minister, Kocho Angjushev, other ministers of the Government, the German Ambassador and distinguished guests. The CEO of Gerresheimer, Dietmar Siemssen, announced during the ceremony: 'This new plant in Skopje will play a significant role in our future growth plans. It is making progress as planned and we expect start of production by mid of 2020. Our customers are very much interested in this new manufacturing capacities. We will produce plastic systems for both the pharmaceutical industry and the medical technology sector as well as pre-fillable syringes here in Skopje. North Macedonia is an ideal location for us, offering trained personnel, good infrastructure, cost structures, and very good support from the authorities. And we have great options to further extend the facility in the future.'
Gerresheimer has established a local company Gerresheimer Skopje DOOEL in North Macedonia which has started building the new plant in spring 2019. Start of production is planned for mid 2020. Up to 400 employees will work in this state-of-the art modern production facilities in the medium term. Hiring of local staff has begun already. In the first phase the plant comprises 12.500 sqm, among that production space in modern cleanrooms of some 7.500 sqm. The site plot area provides options for further enlargement. Gerresheimer is investing a mid-double-digit million Euro figure in the new plant in the North Macedonian capital of Skopje. The plant will initially manufacture medical plastic systems and later adding pre-fillable glass syringes lines with a further expansion phase.
Gerresheimer is a leading global partner to the pharma and healthcare industries. The company's special glass and plastic products contribute to health and well-being. Gerresheimer is a global organization with about 10,000 employees and manufacturing operations in the local markets, close to customers. With plants in Europe, North and South America and Asia Gerresheimer generates revenues of approximately EUR 1.4 billion. The comprehensive product portfolio includes pharmaceutical packaging products as well as convenient and safe drug delivery systems such as insulin pens, inhalers, micro pumps, prefillable syringes, vials, ampoules, bottles and containers for liquid and solid pharmaceuticals with closure and safety systems, plus cosmetic packaging products.