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Acquisition of UK's Planned Packaging Films

Acquisition of UK's Planned Packaging FilmsWasdellâ??s blister packaging portfolio is being strengthened by Planned Packagingâ??s film production (Photo: Wasdell)Planned Packaging Films (PPF, Northwich / UK;, a specialist supplier of packaging services to leading medical device and pharmaceutical manufacturers in the Americas, Europe and the UK, has been acquired by the Wasdell Group (Swindon / UK;, a contract services company supplying the global medicines market. â??The acquisition of PPF allows the Wasdell Group to vertically integrate into a key commodity area, safeguarding supplies but also expanding our capabilities and product and service offerings,â? commented Wasdellâ??s CEO Vincent Dunne. Financial terms of the transaction were not disclosed.
Planned Packagingâ??s product range â?? manufactured in part in ISO 8 cleanrooms â?? includes a variety of pre-made easy peel pouches, high-barrier foil films and semi-rigid materials for processing through thermoforming lines. The company is also introducing new 100% recyclable and biodegradable options. With the acquisition, Wasdell is adding to its own portfolio of blisters, prefilled syringes and pouches.
The Swindon-based group has been expanding over the years, both organically and through acquisitions. Wasdell invested around EUR 30m in a 6,500 m² production site for pharmaceutical packaging in Dundalk / UK, which was completed at the end of 2018. The company generated sales of some EUR 42m in the same year.29.04.2020 [245016-0]

Publication date: 29/04/2020



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