Peachtree City plastics supplier to expand operations

March 10, 2013 by  

The German-based plastics supplier Gerresheimer, which has its U.S. manufacturing operation in Peachtree City, is to extend the site, it has recently been revealed by plans submitted by the company.

Gerresheimer, which supplies molded plastic items to the medical and pharmaceutical industries, is looking to extend in the form of a 120,000 square-foot addition. This will take the total square-footage of the production facility to over 180,000, with the present site sitting on 61,000 square-foot of space.

It seems to be just the start though. The manufacturer has also mooted the possibility of a further 64,000 square-foot extension on the site in its submitted planning application.

Other than these basic details though, the way the space will be used has not yet been disclosed. As it stands, the current facility holds 20 injection molding machines and a Class 8 cleanroom.

The facility, which celebrates its 20th year through 2013, also has a trialing department and advanced processing capabilities.

With its proximity to the Line Creek Nature Area, it is likely discussions will be at length before a final decision on the plans is made. A leaflet and poster printing campaign will likely be set up to advertise the plans when finalized.

Working in the company’s favor will be the prospect of job creation – something the local area, as with many parts of the state, could certainly do with.

Manufacturers of products, including insulin pens and asthma relievers, the Gerresheimer Plastics Systems group posted 2012 revenues of $571m – an increase of more than 11% despite the challenging economic environment in its European home.