History of West
The West Story in India
West Pharmaceutical Services was established in 1923 as The West Company, and has become a global leader in the design and manufacture of products and services for the pharmaceutical and health care industries. In keeping pace with today's needs, West has developed a range of pharmaceutical packaging products and services, medical device components and assemblies produced from elastomers, metal and plastic.
West’s Asia Pacific story is one of innovation, development and growth, which has helped to build today’s vital, dynamic organization. West established its first Asian manufacturing plant in Singapore in 1983. West has subsequently opened sales offices in Australia, China and India and constructed its first manufacturing plant in China in 2009.
In June 2012, West signed a 99-year lease on 72,800 square meters (approximately 783,600 square feet) of land in Sri City. Sri City offers the advantages of a metropolitan location and was selected primarily on suitability because of land, availability of utilities, labor suitability, logistics and quality of life.
Construction began in August 2012 on a 15,300 square meter (approximately 164,700 square feet) facility that produces seals used in primary packaging of injectable medicines manufactured by West’s pharmaceutical and biopharmaceutical customers in India and the wider Asia Pacific region. Commercial production in this facility started in July 2014 and there are future plans to expand production at the site to include West’s elastomer component business.
This investment is important to West’s strategy of partnering with customers in India and the Asia Pacific region to help them provide medicines to patients more efficiently, reliably and safely.
West is experiencing a very exciting period of growth and business expansion in Asia. The plant in India helps West meet market demand and establishes a West presence near our pharmaceutical customers in India. The facility in Sri City provides much needed capacity to satisfy the needs of a dynamic, growing market in both India and the Asia Pacific region.
West’s presence in the Asia Pacific market includes a plant in Singapore, two plants in Qingpu, China and sales offices in Australia, China, India and Singapore. West also owns 25 percent of Daikyo Seiko, Ltd, Tokyo, Japan. Daikyo Seiko, founded in 1954, is a leader in the fields of pharmaceutical packaging and medical device components. The West/Daikyo relationship was formed in 1973 and includes joint marketing agreements and technology transfer and licensing agreements.