New Rexam Healthcare Evolves

Global consumer packaging company Rexam is consolidating its three healthcare packaging businesses : Rexam Pharma, Primary Packaging, and Prescription. The new Rexam Healthcare will be headed up by Marc Haemel, the current head of Rexam Pharma. During the last six years, Rexam has increased its presence in healthcare packaging through acquisitions on three continents. The global company currently has 16 factories and 3370 employees in Europe, North America, and Asia.

Rexam Healthcare will incorporate these three businesses:

- Rexam Pharma specializes in drug delivery systems and medical devices dedicated exclusively to the healthcare industry.

- Primary Packaging features an extensive range of standard and custom containers and closures as well as ophthalmic packaging.

- Prescription offers a complete line of automated pharmacy prescription vial and closures for use in Mail Order, Central Processing, Unit of Use, and Repackaging Industries Technologies.

”This is an important strategic move for us and our customers," says Haemel. "Globalization and increasing regulatory requirements in our industry are driving consolidation of suppliers. The larger scope of our business will enhance our skills and expertise in global project management, multi-site manufacturing, strong R&D capabilities, and regulatory support. As a new unified Healthcare organization, we will leverage synergies in quality, technology, operations, and sales to strengthen partnerships with our customers by continuing to bring precision, functionality, and innovation to their packaging and products.”

Haemel, current head of the Rexam Pharma business, started his career in management consulting with Ernst & Young in Paris before joining Crown Cork & Seal where he held various positions in internal audit, finance controlling, and plant management. Prior to taking the Managing Director's position for Rexam Pharma in 2007, he was vice president in charge of Global Sales & Marketing for Rexam Pharma. Haemel has extensively contributed in the internationalization of Rexam's Pharma Packaging division.

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