SCHOTT Expands Production

19 May 2011 | Hannah Hogan

At the end of May 2011, SCHOTT will officially inaugurate a new production facility in Russia. Located near the Russian city of Nizhny Novgorod, the new manufacturing site will initially employ over 60 employees and will produce SCHOTT's premium quality ampoules and vials. All products will be manufactured according to cGMP and will meet the high international standards for primary pharmaceutical packaging.

SCHOTT is the first international manufacturer of primary pharmaceutical packaging made of glass to open a production facility in Russia. With its packaging expertise and quality commitment, SCHOTT looks forward to supporting Russian pharmaceutical companies in meeting the requirements of “Pharma 2020”.

SCHOTT has been selling ampoules, vials, cartridges and syringes to the Russian market since the beginning of the 1990s and so far Russian customers have been mainly supplied from the existing site in Hungary.

Furthermore, SCHOTT formed a joint venture at the end of 2010 with Japanese company Naigai Glass Industry Co., Ltd. in order to strengthen its position in Japan, the world’s second largest pharmaceutical market. The new company, SCHOTT NAIGAI K.K., is based in Osaka, Japan, where Naigai has already been operating a production site for many years.

SCHOTT's new business operations in major growth markets including China and Argentina means that SCHOTT has already expanded its global network of pharmaceutical packaging production plants in recent years.