14.11.2022 On Monday, 7 November 2022, the opening ceremony of Perlen Packaging's (Perlen, Switzerland) new PVdC coating line took place in Anápolis, Brazil. This is another milestone in the development of the Perlen Packaging Group.
Already in August 2020, the parent company CPH Group announced the investment in a new PVdC coating line for the packaging business area. Due to the effects of the Corona pandemic, the worldwide restrictions in logistics and the low availability of electronic components, there were also delays in the construction and delivery of the new coating line.
Acceptance directly in the factory
In order to realise the targeted schedule in the best possible way, the processes were adapted and accelerated. For example, it was decided not to build and accept the coating line at the manufacturer's premises as is usually the case, but to carry out the acceptance and function tests directly at the factory in Anápolis. Perlen Packaging was also responsible for shipping and transport.
On 2 June 2022, the entire delivery of 34 containers arrived at the Anapolis site in the province of Goias. In the following months, the coating line was set up in several stages. After extensive trial runs and the final factory acceptance test, the line was formally approved in autumn 2022 and the necessary external audits by customers were scheduled accordingly.
The commissioning of the coating line was ceremonially celebrated on Monday, 7 November 2022 with customers, business partners and political representatives. At the official inauguration, the ribbon was cut by Peter Schaub, chairman of the board of directors of CPH Chemie + Papier Holding, Dr Peter Schildknecht, CEO of the CPH Group, Wolfgang Grimm, former CEO of Perlen Packaging, Marc Haller, CEO of Perlen Packaging, Cristiano Bueno, site manager of Perlen Packaging Anápolis, and Joel de Sant'Anna Braga Filho, secretary of industry and commerce of the State of Goiás.
Fourth large-scale line in the group of companies
The new film coating line is the fourth large-scale plant in the Group, following the three coating lines in Switzerland and China. In line with its strategy, Perlen Packaging is now present with its own coating capacities in the most important markets of the pharmaceutical industry in Europe, Asia and America.
Perlen Packaging's production facility in Anápolis is located in Brazil's second largest and fastest growing pharmaceutical industry cluster. Many of Brazil's leading pharmaceutical customers are located in the immediate vicinity.
Recent forecasts confirm the continuing growth trend of the pharmaceutical markets in Latin America and expect annual growth of 5% to 8% until 2026. Brazil alone, with a population of over 200 million, is the sixth largest pharmaceutical market in the world.