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West is a leading global manufacturer in the design and production of technologically advanced, high quality, integrated containment and delivery systems for injectable medicines. We are a trusted partner to the world’s top pharmaceutical and biotechnology companies—working by their side to improve patient health.
The West Company was founded by Herman O. West in 1923 in a converted residence in Philadelphia.
Early Research Lab
West, War Production Board, pharmaceutical companies and industry suppliers work together to develop a packaging solution for distribution of penicillin to the military
Aluminum Seal Division
West begins manufacturing caps for sealing serum drug vials
Phoenixville, PA Facility Opens
The new facility includes labs, offices and manufacturing.
Millville, NJ Plant Opens
The new plant adds manufacturing capacity.
Plasma instructions for use by armed services.
West's first facility outside U.S. opens in Mexico City.
A Plant is added in Brazil
A plant is added in Brazil that uses compression and injection molding to manufacture stoppers and Flip-Off® seals, among others.
West Rubber de Columbia founded in Bogot<span>á</span>
The Flip-Off® Seal combines an aluminum shell with a plastic button and remains a mainstay of the pharmaceutical industry.<br>
Weighing Raw Materials for Compounding
Herman O. West
Company founder passes away on July 13.<br>
The West rubber facility begins operations in Madrid, Spain
Pharma-Gummi Partnership Formed
Mold room lube spraying at Eschweiler, Germany plant.<br>
Phoenixville, PA Corporate Office
Company relocates from Philadelphia.
St. Austell, UK Plant Opens
Manufacturing begins and expands compression and injection molding.<br>
Various Component Formulations and Products
The West Company Goes Public
Shares begin trading on the over-the-counter market at $15 each. Stock has split twice since then.
Operations Begin in Le Nouvion, France
Technologies at the plant include the Westar® wash process and B2-Coating<br>
Operations begin in Kinston, NC
West worldwide sales exceed $100 million
West Stock Begins Trading on the NYSE
Operations Begin in Kovin, Serbia
Operations begin in Kovin, Serbia with compression molding for vials, stoppers and plungers.
Seal operations begin, including Flip-Off® and West Spectra®
West's First Plant in Asia Begins Manufacturing Operations in Singapore
West's first plant in Asia begins manufacturing operations in Singapore, utilizing Westar® and FluroTec® technologies.
West Acquires Sheiman Tools in Bodmin, England
Creates tooling for West's Manufacturing facilities.
Various West Product Components
West and Daikyo Seiko, Ltd., Japan, sign marketing and technology agreement
TrimTec® Seal Protection
Closures for plastic IV bottles are manufactured in a state-of-the-art cleanroom facility in Stolberg, Germany.
Westar® RS Introduced in North America
Westar® RS (ready-to-sterilize) wash process helps customers reduce costs and mitigate risk associated with preparation of closures and syringe components.
West Analytical Services provides specialized testing for drug packaging, devices and administration systems.
TruEdge® Process for Seals
Assures smooth bottom edges to seals, enhancing performance in filling lines.
West Pharmaceutical Services
Name is changed to help position the Company as a leading supplier to the pharmaceutical industry.
Matte and Smooth-top Flip-Off® Seals
These new plastic seals are manufactured to provide an easily accessible and highly visible surface for applying measures to help differentiate drug products.
West FluroTec® Film Introduced in North America
FluroTec film, a technology licensed from Daikyo Seiko, Ltd., provides a barrier between the component and the drug.
West without Borders
West's annual campaign raises money to support charities in the communities in which West operates around the world. This Company-wide project included building an accessible treehouse at Camp Victory in Pennsylvania.
West Acquires Medimop Medical Project Ltd.
Medimop out of Ra'anana, Israel is a global leader in devices and systems for mixing, transferring and reconstituting injectable drug products.
West Acquires The Tech Group
The Tech Group of Phoenix, AZ is a high-quality injection molding company with expertise in medical devices.
Closures for plastic IV bottles are free of natural rubber, are ready-to-use and recyclable.
<p>The Vial2Bag System is used to transfer drugs from vials and syringes into an IV bag infusion.</p>
European-Asian Expansion Begins.
West Envision® Components Launched
Envision components help pharmaceutical manufacturers reduce incidences of seal integrity failure caused by lot-to-lot variability in stoppers and syringe plungers.
West Ready Pack® System Launched
The West Ready Pack System provides customers with ready-to-use stoppers, vials, seals and vial adapters in quantities suitable for R&D, clinical work and low-quantity filling.
West Becomes the Company's Global Brand Identity
Westar® RU Components Launched
Ready-to-use components are sterilized and delivered to pharmaceutical manufacturers in integrity-tested packaging systems, which include rapid-transfer port bags, to ease introduction of components into filling lines.
èris™ Safety System
West acquires Plastef Investissements, S.A. in Le Vaudreuil, France for the èris safety syringe technology.
West opens Injection Molding Facility in Quingpu China to Manufacture InsoCap® closures for IV bottles
Daikyo Crystal Zenith® 1 mL Insert Needle Syringe
Designed to maximize purity, integrity and efficacy of premium drugs by reducing potential contamination and product waste due to performance issues associated with glass syringe systems.
West Acquires La Model, Ltd., Israel
Acquired for its electronic patch injector system, which was rebranded as the SmartDose® system. SmartDose provides a solution for delivering a large-volume dose of viscous biologic drugs.
West Acquires Tool and Design Company PM20L A/S in Denmark
West acquires tool and design company PM20L A/S in Denmark to provide services for West's injection molding facilities.
New Corporate Headquarters Completed in Exton, PA
West and Janssen Biotech agree to develop an innovative self-injection system to help patients facilitate easier self-injections.
West NovaPure® Components Introduced
West developed NovaPure components to help ensure efficacy and purity of a drug product.
Kinston, NC Facility Expansion
West adds Westar® washing and B2-Coating in a new 20,000 sq. ft. addition.
West Dedicates Pharmaceutical Manufacturing Plant in Sri City, India
HealthPrize Technologies Collaboration
Digital solutions for patient engagement and medication adherence.
Verux fit-for-purpose seals are introduced to meet the pharmaceutical needs in emerging markets.
West Celebrates Groundbreaking of Waterford, Ireland Manufacturing Facility