German plastics packaging maker Sanner expands production area at its plant in Kunshan, China, in line with Asia's increased pharmaceutical packaging standards, opens sales office in Jakarta, Indonesia, to serve Southeast Asia

LOS ANGELES , December 6, 2011 () – Sanner GmbH has expanded its plastics packaging plant in Kunshan, China, and opened a sales office in Jakarta, Indonesia, the company said in a news release, reported Plastics News on Dec. 6.

The Bensheim, Germany-based producer of desiccants, closures and other plastic packaging products, said the Kunshan project cost several million euros and increased employment at the plant to nearly 100. The expanded area is designed as a clean room operation and opened in September.

The company’s growth strategy at the plant is supported by Asia’s increased standards for pharmaceutical packaging, said CEO Holger Frank. The Kunshan plant was opened in 2000 and makes tubes, desiccant closures and custom packaging, Plastics News reported.

The Jakarta sales office opened in October and will mostly serve customers in Southeast Asia, while Sanner’s Shanghai office will continue to serve customers in other areas of Asia.

Sanner employs more than 400 people in Germany, China, Hungary and the U.S. In addition to the plant in China, it also has production operations in Germany and Hungary, and generated 2010 sales of more than €40 million (US$53 million), reported Plastics News.

The primary source of this article is Plastics News, Akron, Ohio, on Dec. 6, 2011.

* All content is copyrighted by Industry Intelligence, or the original respective author or source. You may not recirculate, redistrubte or publish the analysis and presentation included in the service without Industry Intelligence's prior written consent. Please review our terms of use.