CurTec partners with Univar in Asia
Press Release | CurTec International
MARCH 31, 2016
Rijen, Netherlands: – High-performance pharma packaging specialist CurTec international has joined forces with global chemicals and pharmaceuticals services giant Univar Corporation to open up a distribution network to serve Asia.
The new partnership will be seen together at the upcoming CPhI show in Jakarta, where CurTec will share a stand with Univar Singapore.
Univar Singapore will be distributors for CurTec High Performance Packaging across the South East Asia (ASEAN) region.
Raising service levels
“Joining forces with Univar not only means we can increase our market exposure but also raise the level of service to existing customers,” said Marc Martens, MarCom Manager for CurTec International.
CurTec, which celebrates its silver anniversary in 2016, develops, manufactures and distributes High Performance plastic bulk packaging for pharmaceuticals and specialty chemicals, while Univar is recognized worldwide for its innovative chemicals, pharma, food, and FMCG products and services.
“CurTec has partnered up with Univar because of their detailed knowledge of the specialty chemicals market, as well as their success and growth over recent years,” said Martens.
Key ASEAN event
“We’ll be exhibiting together at CPhI South East Asia, which has become a key event for the ASEAN market,” Martens added.
“We welcome visitors to our stand and will be very happy to discuss their packaging challenges in detail to discover opportunities to add value to the supply chain. For example, we’ll be able to show how our moisture and shock-resistant containers can play a key role in maintaining tablet integrity and appearance during storage and bulk shipment,” Martens explained.
CurTec ‘s plastic drums also offer superior protection against outside impact, especially when compared metal drums that transmit shock and vibration or fiber drums that can be damaged by forklift tines or softened by water.
CurTec is inviting CPhI attendees to contact the company in advance to set up face-to-face meetings.
About CurTec International
CurTec International is a specialist manufacturer of high performance plastic packaging optimised for the needs of industries like pharmaceuticals and fine chemicals where hygiene, moisture control, UV protection, hazmat compliance, barrier control and tamper-proof security are critical factors.
The privately owned Netherlands-based company develops, manufactures and distributes a range of niche-designed drums and crates that add value through quality, user-friendliness, security and reusability. Today CurTec drums and containers are widely used throughout the pharma and fine chemicals industries for shipping and storing fine chemicals, APIs and intermediates as well as finished powder, tablet and paste products.
The company maintains a quality assurance program that includes HACCP and ISO certification and a Drug Master File for all packaging products.
CurTec adds value to the supply chain of companies producing active ingredients, excipients, solid dosage forms such as tablets and capsules and specialty chemicals. It not only supplies off-the-shelf packaging but also designs customized packaging solutions to meet the needs of individual clients.
Headquartered at Downers Grove, Illinois, USA, the Univar Corporation has become a world leader in the distribution of chemical and related products and services.
The company’s global scale, geographic reach, diversified distribution channels, industry expertise and comprehensive product portfolio enables it to deliver a suite of added value services for customers, developing long-term relationships with suppliers and a suite of single-source solutions for customers.
Univar also provides services to the energy, food and FMCG sectors.
Originally founded as the Van Waters and Rogers (VWR) company in the 1920s, Univar acquired its current form with 1966 merger with United Pacific, adopting the,Univar name in 1974. In 2002, Univar split off from Royal Vopak as an independent company and world leader in chemical distribution.
Univar has focused recent growth strategy on population-based industries, such as food, pharmaceuticals, personal care, coatings and energy, developing expertise to assist customers with product formulations and technical solutions.
More information at: http://www.univar.com/
About CPhI South East Asia
CPhI South East Asia is one of the most recent additions to UBM-organized franchise, extending the same ‘four in one’ format that has made these pharma industry events so successful to the ASEAN life sciences market.
The event co-locates four shows under one roof, with the CPhI show providing a marketplace for pharmaceutical ingredients manufacturers, suppliers and buyers while P-MEC South East Asia showcases machinery and laboratory equipment, InnoPack focuses on packaging and drug delivery systems and ICSE connects with outsourced solution providers, including clinical trials, contract research, contract manufacturing, biotech, IT, analytical services, packaging services and logistics.
CPhI South East Asia 2016 will be three-day event, opening April 6 at the Jakarta International Expo center in the Indonesian capital. It is expected to attract some 6,000 attendees and 240 exhibitors from 23 countries.
The event is organized by UBM Live. More information at: http://l.cphi.com/cphisea2016-2/
Marc Martens, MarCom Manager, CurTec international B.V.
Tel: +31 88 808 2000