January 2019, Waldkirch, Germany. The pharmaceutical packaging specialist, Faller Packaging, continues to expand its production capacity: The company has invested in a new, state-of-the-art printing press at its head office in Waldkirch, Germany. This means that Faller Packaging is not only able to guarantee even greater availability of its products, but it is also able to offer its customers more options when it comes to designing individual, modern packaging solutions.
The new equipment from the manufacturer Heidelberger Druckmaschinen is suitable for multicolour printing in up to seven colours, including UV coat application. “This gives us more options for high-quality, visually appealing packaging,” explains Peter Ganter, Director of PSC Folding Cartons at Faller Packaging. It’s particularly important for ‘over-the-counter’ (OTC) products sold in pharmacies and supermarkets to be attractive.
Large-format pharmaceutical packaging on trend
The new acquisition means that Faller Packaging is also broadening the scope for the production of large-format medical packaging. “It’s mainly the 3B format, measuring 70 x 100 centimetres that is gaining importance in the pharmaceutical industry,” says Ganter. The reason for this is that the packaging has to include even more information but also additional flaps, for example to protect against interference or to add syringes or pens. “As an expert in individual custom-made products, it’s really important to us that we are able to offer our customers even more options here.” The additional production capacity will also help August Faller to be able to guarantee high availability for its entire product portfolio.
Long-term partnership with machine suppliers
The packaging specialist has been partnering with Heidelberger Druckmaschinen for a number of years. “We have been using the new XL106-7 machine since November and everything's running smoothly,” notes Ganter. “We see the reliable performance and first-class results as benefits that we can pass on directly to our customers.” Overall, Faller Packaging invested approximately five million euros in printing and further processing at its Waldkirch site in 2018. “We are well-equipped for future growth and want to continue to strengthen our prominent market position,” stresses Dr. Daniel Keesman, Managing Partner of the Faller Packaging Group.