India is our biggest market in APAC: West Pharma

West Pharma inaugurated its first manufacturing plant in India on July 16, 2014, in Sri City SEZ, Chennai


Mr Warwick Bedwell, president, APAC, West Pharmaceutical Services

The plant is said to be constructed with an investment of $15 Million, which has been in the making for the last two years, since 2012. The facility will produce seals used in primary packaging of injectable medicines. West also revealed that in future it plans to expand its production at the same site to include its elastomer component business.

Mr Warwick Bedwell, president - APAC, West Pharmaceutical Services, exclusively spoke to BioSpectrum on the occasion. Excerpts:

Q: Can you tell us about the new manufacturing facility in Chennai?

We have been in business for 90 years in the US and we are the largest global supplier of primary packaging for injectable medicines components in APAC.

This is our fourth plant in the APAC, and we have 30 plants globally. This plant will be involved in 100 percent exports, and employing 45 professionals.


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