For roughly two years, Constantia Flexibles has also owned Parikh Packaging in western India. The Indian site with roughly 500 employees is primarily a supplier to the food, health and personal care and non-food industries. The company is now making a significant investment: in a new separated manufacturing area with a roll slitter. Regional Sales Manager Thomas Beer knows why …
Mr. Beer, Constantia Flexibles has allocated significant funds for investing in a Pharma service center at Parikh Packaging. Why?
This investment is our answer to the demand in the Indian pharmaceutical industry for products such as CONSTANTIA Coldform, which we will now be better positioned to meet, in particular with a local presence. We are once again following our strategy of being as close as possible to customers and their wishes.
What options do customers have when designing their medicinal packaging?
It is a Comexi PROSLIT S2 DT, an exceptionally modern, robust and high-quality slitter. With its high output and reliability, this machine perfectly satisfies the requirements placed on slitting coldform foil.
But not only the slitter itself is new?
That’s true, and this also has to do with the wishes of our customers. We have established a special slitting area that is separate from the other production areas to prevent “cross contamination” of the film. In addition, we have already begun building up a stock of coldform foil. In other words, we are handling the importing and offering the material in the domestic currency.
What role does this new service play in the product portfolio of Constantia Flexibles?
We want to offer the pharmaceutical industry in India the opportunity to purchase films from Europe that have been produced according to all important regulations, such as those of the FDA, and that are distinguished in particular by high standards of quality and hygiene.