West Expands Operations in Germany

By Akia Thorpe -

November 15, 2017

West Pharmaceutical Services, an Exton, Pennsylvania-headquartered manufacturer of packaging and delivery systems for injectable drugs and healthcare products, has opened the company’s expanded Kiefernweg Campus in Eschweiler, Germany.

The expansion includes a new global center of excellence for the research and development (R&D) of pharmaceutical packaging components and systems for injectable medicines.

The new 6,500-square-meter campus includes two new office buildings, the original Kiefernweg office, and an Innovation & Technology center of excellence, which was created to consolidate and align West’s global R&D offices that previously operated in several different sites across Germany.

The Kiefernweg campus currently employs approximately 185 people in a number of global functions, including: product development, engineering, manufacturing, quality, supply chain, procurement, sales, marketing, customer service, information technology, human resources, and other administrative functions. West also maintains two manufacturing plants nearby in Eschweiler and Stolberg, which are part of the company’s global manufacturing network.

Source: West Pharmaceutical Services