Ropack Expands Capacity to Accommodate Client Demand
Montreal, Canada – May 14, 2012 – Ropack, provider of solid dose contract packaging services to the pharmaceutical and consumer health-care industries, announces an expansion of its production campus. The new site, strategically located directly next to its main pharmaceutical manufacturing plant, increases Ropack’s total operating space to nearly 250,000 square feet.
The fully licensed site will complement Ropack’s broad offering of contract manufacturing and packaging services by providing an additional 36,000 square feet of validated ambient and cold storage warehousing space. Also added will be five new validated Class 100000 clean rooms – bringing Ropack’s total number of clean rooms to 32 – to accommodate the growing pharmaceutical packaging needs of its customers. There is space to add six additional rooms. The site will be fully operational June 1, 2012.
“This facility reflects Ropack’s unconditional commitment to providing the capacity and technology that allow our clients to succeed,” says Yves Massicotte, President and CEO. “Pharmas are feeling pressure to bring new products to market, so as they focus more intently on core competencies, they are turning in greater numbers to contract packagers like Ropack. This expansion allows us to accommodate their increased requirements flexibly, agilely and competitively.”
The expansion is just one component of Ropack’s growth. In 2011, Ropack launched a 15,000-square-foot dedicated facility with low RH and controlled temperature for the production of stick-packs.
Ropack, a contract packaging and manufacturing provider for the pharmaceutical and consumer health-care industries, offers turnkey primary and secondary packaging of solid oral dosage. Ropack operates ambient and refrigerated manufacturing, packaging and warehousing space, providing temperature-monitored distribution services to wholesale distribution networks, physicians and clinical study sites in Canada and the U.S. Facilities are cGMP compliant, Health Canada certified, FDA site-licensed and hold a Natural Health Product license.