October 9, 2009
by Canadian Packaging Staff
Headquartered in France, Rexam plc, the global consumer packaging company, is consolidating the assets and the expertise of its three healthcare packaging businesses: Rexam Pharma, Primary Packaging and Prescription. The new Rexam Healthcare will be headed up by Marc Haemel, 43, the current head of Rexam Pharma.
During the past six years, Rexam has increased its presence in healthcare packaging through a series of key acquisitions on three continents, and now has 16 factories and 3,370 employees in Europe, North America and Asia, with its new division now ranking among the top players in healthcare packaging and devices.
"This is an important strategic move for us and our customers. Globalization and increasing regulatory requirements in our industry are driving consolidation of suppliers. The larger scope of our business will enhance our skills and expertise in global project management, multi-site manufacturing, strong R&D capabilities and regulatory support,“ says Marc Haemel.
He continues: “In merging these businesses, we are bringing together successful teams to create an even stronger global entity. As a new unified Healthcare organization we will leverage synergies in quality, technology, operations and sales to strengthen partnerships with our customers by continuing to bring precision, functionality and innovation to their packaging and products.”
Rexam Plc is the world’s second largest consumer packaging company and the largest beverage can maker in the world.
For further information: www.rexam.com.