Toronto's CCL Industries signs exclusive distribution agreement with ACG Pharmapack in New Jersey to produce, manufacturer, distribute blister packaging for pharmaceutical industry

TORONTO and SOUTH PLAINFIELD, New Jersey , June 12, 2012 (press release) – CCL Industries Inc., a world leader in specialty packaging solutions for the consumer products and healthcare industries, announced today that it has signed an exclusive distribution agreement with ACG Pharmapack for the United States and Canada.

ACG Pharmapack is a leading global producer of PVC films and coated aluminum foils for pharmaceutical grade tablet and capsule blister packaging lines with world class facilities in Pune, India. ACG will continue to handle sales of packaging equipment directly from its office in New Jersey. CCL Label will invest in its Raleigh, North Carolina facility in wide web slitting and state-of-the-art converting technology to make printed and slit for purpose films and foils accessible to its North American Healthcare customers alongside its label product lines.

Michael Franklin, CEO, ACG International, said, "This is a very exciting partnership that will benefit our common customers in the pharmaceutical industry by aligning two world leaders and their product portfolios. For our pharmaceutical customers in the US specifically, this will result in easier access to printed and unprinted films and foils for blister packaging using ACG's products with the great customer service they have come to expect from CCL Label."

Rob Ryckman, Vice President Sales & Marketing for CCL's Healthcare Solutions business, commented, "We are very pleased to add this capability to our product solutions portfolio for our Healthcare customers in North America. They will be able to rely on the same high GMP quality standards and rapid service response times for films and foils that they have become accustomed to with our label products."

ACG Worldwide has been serving the pharmaceutical industry for five decades and is the second largest manufacturer of empty hard capsules in the world. This global group includes subsidiaries in China, USA, Brazil and Western Europe and has a presence in over 100 countries with its products and services, employing 3,200 people.

With headquarters in Toronto, Canada, CCL Industries now employs approximately 6,400 people and operates 71 production facilities globally located to meet the sourcing needs of large international customers. CCL Label is the world's largest converter of pressure sensitive and film materials for label applications and sells to leading global customers in the consumer packaging, healthcare, automotive and consumer durable markets. CCL Container and CCL Tube are leading producers of aluminum aerosol cans, bottles and extruded plastic tubes for consumer packaged goods customers in the United States, Canada and Mexico.

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