Stephan Tanda, Aptar president and chief executive office, and Kanwal Tikoo, president, India and SEA, Aptar, and members of Aptar’s executive committee, virtually welcomed Aptar employees who joined from all over the world to witness the groundbreaking of the new facility at Taloja, Mumbai.
The ceremony took place on 21 January 2022, marking the tenth anniversary of manufacturing at Aptar Mumbai, which began with the assembly of metered-dose valves and pumps. Aptar Pharma’s expansion plans in Mumbai will further increase its manufacturing capacity, including the addition of molding capabilities to offer more innovative product solutions to pharma customers in Southeast Asia.
Aptar Mumbai facility will generate employment opportunities for people
The new Aptar Mumbai facility is in line with Aptar’s localization strategy and directly responds to continuing customer demand in the region.
“Over the years, our Pharma business in India has shown robust growth, and so, to serve the needs of our Indian customers, we are enhancing our manufacturing capabilities. Our new facility is a key step that strengthens our competitive position and brings global technology to India, ultimately benefiting patients,” said Tanda.
Tikoo added, “Aptar Pharma has established a market leadership position as a pharma packaging solutions company, and we continue to grow our influence in this part of the world as the go-to drug delivery expert. We continue to help our customers succeed and patients to live a better life.”
These sentiments were echoed by Xiangwei Gong, president, Aptar Asia, Gael Touya, president, Aptar Pharma and Alex Theodorakis, president, Aptar Pharma Prescription, who also spoke at the inaugural ceremony and commented on Aptar Pharma’s decade of success in India, which they described as both a key pillar in the pharma ecosystem and a new chapter of growth in the region.
The new Aptar Mumbai facility, which is being built on a 3.5-acre site at the Palava Industrial and Logistics Park at Taloja, Mumbai, will generate further employment opportunities, with construction expected to be completed by Q1, 2023.