Oliver Healthcare to set up manufacturing unit in Malaysia

Demand for pharma, medical device products in Asia-Pacific

[Left to Right] Aldin Velic, general manager, Southeast Asia, Oliver Healthcare; . Rozita Ibrahim, director of Building Technology & Lifestyle Division, Malaysian Investment Development Authority; Yang Berhormat Tuan Lee Ting Han, chairman of Johor State Investment, Trade and Consumer Affairs Committee; Michael Benevento, Chief Executive Office, Oliver; Kelvin Lee, group managing director, AME Elite Consortium

Healthcare company Oliver Healthcare Packaging has announced that it will establish a new manufacturing facility in the southern state of Johor in Malaysia, its largest regional plant. The company broke ground on the 122,000-square-foot facility on 20 February, which is located within the i-Tech Valley, an integrated industrial park in the established economic zone of Iskandar Puteri, Johor. The plant is scheduled to open in the first quarter of 2024 and will supply its rapidly growing Asia-Pacific customer base. 

The new manufacturing facility will have the latest state-of-the-art equipment, operating ISO-7, and ISO-8 clean rooms while meeting growing regulatory standards for medical packaging. The plant will  produce pouches, lids, cleancut cards, and roll stock, and will boast the latest in printing technology with an emphasis on supporting its growing medical device and pharmaceutical customers in the region. 

“Southeast Asia is an important region for us, and this site was strategically chosen to serve the large  concentration of pharmaceutical and medical device companies that currently operate in Singapore and  Malaysia. It will also help us strengthen our regional position and address any future supply-chain  challenges and gaps in expertise that may impact the healthcare industry,” said Michael Benevento, president, and  chief executive officer, Oliver.  

In line with the company’s commitment to embedding corporate responsibility and stewardship into its  business practices, the Johor plant will also emphasize sustainability throughout its manufacturing process. To help mitigate its environmental impact within the healthcare industry, plans for the facility  include the installation of solar panels to supplement and reduce dependability on local utilities.  Additionally, some of the materials used in the production process will be 100% recyclable, and recycling programs will be implemented to not only reduce the amount of scrap material generated during the manufacturing process, but also the amount of waste sent to landfills.  

“As healthcare demands continue to increase, our customers in the pharmaceutical and medical device industries have witnessed impressive sales growth across the region. Driven by our unwavering  commitment to innovation, quality, and service excellence, we look forward to better serving our  customers’ needs and truly redefining the healthcare and packing landscape in Asia,” added Aldin  Velic, General manager, Southeast Asia, Oliver.  

Oliver has a technical center in Singapore where its research and development takes place, as well  as manufacturing plants in the United States, Europe, and China.

Oliver is a supplier of sterile barrier packaging solutions. It offers medical-grade die-cut lids, roll stock, HDPE cards, and pouch products to the medical device and pharmaceutical markets.


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