New plant in China
SCHOTT builds state-of-the-art plant for high-quality pharmaceutical glass tubing in China.
SCHOTT has responded to the increasing demand for pharmaceutical packaging in China. In Jinyun County, Zhejiang Province, a new plant is being built to manufacture FIOLAX® glass tubing required for this purpose. Investments for the first phase of this plant will amount to 60 million euros. After the start of the production at the end of 2020, an annual capacity of 20,000 tons is planned.
The capacity expansion comes at a time when China is aspiring to become an innovative global powerhouse. Particularly the pharmaceutical sector plays a key role within China’s innovation roadmap, which is moving from manufacturing generics to new drug development. This shift is further underlined by the “Healthy China 2030” initiative from the Chinese government.