Berry’s New India Facility Starts to Take Shape for Growing Healthcare Market

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Berry Global has begun construction of its new manufacturing facility and global Centre of Excellence in India.

Based in Sira, close to the company’s existing operation in Bangalore, the new factory will offer world-class capabilities to serve the healthcare and other key market sectors. It will enable Berry to extend its R&D innovation expertise and scale up production to support growing demand from customers throughout India and South Asia, offering best in class quality and service to both national and international businesses, as well as local and start-up companies.

In particular, the site will have International Sustainability and Carbon Certificate (ISCC) Plus accreditation. This enables it to sell to healthcare customers certified packaging and plastic components that contribute to a circular economy approach, based on advanced recycling and mass balance. Mass balance is an accepted chain of custody methodology that documents and tracks recycled and/or biobased content from supplier through to final delivery to customers.

The Sira facility will consolidate Berry’s leading position in the design, development and production of patient-centred healthcare solutions, including ophthalmic, nasal pumps, inhalation, and injectable administrations. Central to this are the company’s technical and design skills in the creation of products that improve the patient experience for the administration of medicines and ensure the highest levels of functionality in areas such as ease of use, dosage control, and effective medicine protection, while also helping to meet customers’ sustainability goals.

The manufacturing facility will house the latest precision high-quality manufacturing equipment along with a dedicated R&D Centre of Excellence to support the design and development of new products and customer-specific projects.

“This latest investment demonstrates our commitment to establish strategically-placed facilities throughout the world that will enable us to bring our global expertise and localised support to customers of any size,” commented Jean-Marc Galvez, President, Consumer Packaging International (CPI) Division. “It will allow us to further strengthen existing customer partnerships and develop new business opportunities in this important region.”

Construction of the 15-acre site began with the traditional Pooja ceremony and the laying of the foundation stone. Building work is now in progress with the clean room expected to be operational by the end of this year and full completion of the factory by Spring 2023.