SCHOTT to Build Manufacturing Facility for Pharmaceutical Packaging in Russia

Stronger market position in Russia / High-quality primary packaging for pharmaceuticals / Manufacturing start end 2010

St. Gallen, January 26, 2010 - SCHOTT Pharmaceutical Packaging will be opening a manufacturing facility for premium quality ampoules and vials in Russia. The new plant that is expected to go into operation at the end of 2010 will be located in Zavolzhe, near the Russian city of Nizhny Novgorod.

"The new plant in Russia represents yet another important step in our global growth strategy in the area of pharmaceutical systems. This will allow us to further extend our leading position in the area of high-quality pharmaceutical packaging in Russia and we will be able to satisfy local demand even better in the future," notes Prof. Udo Ungeheuer, Chairman of the Board of Management of SCHOTT AG.

The short project duration was made possible, among other things, by being able to make use of the administrative infrastructure of the existing SCHOTT plant that manufactures flat glasses in Nizhny Novgorod. SCHOTT Pharmaceutical Packaging will employ around 60 employees in Russia initially. Plans call for this figure to increase to 200 by 2014. The company will then be able to produce several hundred million ampoules and glass vials made of SCHOTT Fiolax® glass tubing. The new, modern plant will manufacture according to cGMP guidelines ("Good Manufacturing Practices") and the products will meet the high international standards for primary pharmaceutical packaging.

SCHOTT is the first international group that manufactures primary pharmaceutical packaging made of glass to open a production facility in Russia. The company has been selling ampoules, vials, cartridges and syringes to the Russian market already since the beginning of the 1990s. In the past, Russian customers have been supplied mainly from the existing pharmaceutical packaging site in Hungary.

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