Schreiner MediPharm, a Germany based manufacturer of specialty pharmaceutical labels for more than 50 years, has opened a production plant in Blauvelt, NY, USA, about 25 miles from New York City. About 100 customers, suppliers, employees, local politicians and media representatives attended the grand opening celebration in September, which was a combination open house/Oktoberfest celebration.
The event began with opening speeches from Roland Schreiner, global president of Schreiner MediPharm, and Gene Dul, president of Schreiner MediPharm in the US. “This company began in my grandparents’ basement in 1951 and has developed into a global $145 million enterprise with more than 650 employees,” said Roland Schreiner. “It was a big step for us to open a production facility in the US, in a new country with a different language and culture, but we are happy that we made this important move. Thus we are demonstrating our commitment to be where so much of the pharmaceutical industry is based.”
A ribbon-cutting with local officials followed, as well as a plant tour of Schreiner MediPharm’s 50,000 square-foot facility featuring a variety of screen and flexo printing technologies. In a ceremonial gesture reflective of the company’s Bavarian heritage, Schreiner tapped a wooden keg of beer to offer a toast to the invited guests. Attendees were then treated to a full course Bavarian buffet, as well as folk music from a Bavarian band.
Schreiner MediPharm’s product line includes peel-off labels, combination hanger labels, brand protection and RFID products, expanded content labels as well as functional syringe labels.