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Success Story of Pharma-Gummi with Founder Hans Wimmer

By Hans Wimmer

March 01, 2023

The idea of establishing a rubber manufacturing company was born during a visit by the purchasing manager of the penicillin factory, Chemie Grunenthal in Stolberg. He asked whether I could produce rubber stoppers for penicillin bottles. I did some research and realized rubber stoppers were needed for lots of different types of medicine and there wasn’t currently a company specializing in this field.

Story of SmartDose® with Team Member, Scott Young, West Pharmaceutical Servicess, Exton.

By Scott Young

February 22, 2023

I’ve worked at West for 28 years. I lead our Venture Group, Global Labs, and Data Science Team; I’ve spent most of my career in R&D. There’s an expectation from our customers that West will lead the way in developing new products. Ones that are going to be better for patients, easier to use and more cost efficient for the health system. That expectation drives a lot of the R&D work we do.

A Perspective, and Story of Jim Faust, Retired West Team Member, Exton

By Jim Faust

February 02, 2023

I retired from West in 2017. My West experience over my 34 years of being a team member left me with many fond memories and relationships that I still have today. West’s motto of integrity, strong work ethic and philanthropy aligned well for what I was looking for in a company when I joined in 1983.

H O West Founder of West

By Michele Polinsky

January 04, 2023

West turns 100 this year! A milestone we are very proud of, and something few companies have the opportunity to celebrate. Today, we are a global market leader who is defining the evolution of our industry. AND that’s the way West has operated since the beginning.