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Bellwyck and Faller Establish Joint Venture in Germany

Toronto (Canada) / Waldkirch (Germany).

Waldkirch, Germany based pharmaceutical packaging specialist August Faller GmbH & Co. KG and Toronto, Canada based Bellwyck Pharma Services have agreed to form a joint venture. Bellwyck and Faller each hold 50 percent of the shares in the new
Bellwyck Faller Pharmaceutical Services GmbH, located in Grossbeeren, Brandenburg, Germany. All staff employed at the PharmaServiceCenter Packaging Services location in Grossbeeren will be kept on by the new company. Beginning in early 2018, in addition to the existing contract packaging services, the joint
venture will offer packaging and logistics services for clinical trials.

Headquartered in Toronto, Canada, Bellwyck Pharma Services, a division of Bellwyck Packaging Inc., is an established provider of Clinical and Commercial Packaging Solutions in Canada and the US, and is now expanding its offering for the European and global
market in collaboration with Faller.

The Bellwyck-Faller joint venture’s portfolio for clinical trial management includes storage and distribution capabilities in both ambient and refrigerated temperatures, the management of returns and reconciliation, as well as expiry extension labelling.

With support from Bellwyck Pharma Services in North America, Bellwyck Faller Pharmaceutical Services GmbH can also offer full project management and logistics consultation for clinical trials in the North American market, from pure material distribution to dynamic randomized distribution via IVRS systems; the handling of studies in single or multi-language versions, country-specific packaging including use information/booklets through to consistent temperature control of the supply chain of the study material. The service offering in Bellwyck-Faller’s Grossbeeren site will expand
to these offerings for the European and global market as well. The good manufacturing practices laid down for the pharmaceutical industry are ensured for the entire supply chain for contract packaging and clinical trial logistics.

The managing director of Bellwyck Faller Pharmaceutical Services GmbH, Juergen Hendricks, states: “With our new partner company, we want to sustainably establish ourselves among our customers in Europe as a partner with tailored solutions for everything related to the logistics and packaging services which are necessary to optimally organize clinical trials.”

Jeff Sziklai, CEO of Bellwyck Packaging Inc., is excited by the opportunities this joint venture presents: “With the experience and outstanding know-how of our German and Canadian staff, we can now further support the global study requirements of our customers worldwide.”

Dr. Daniel Keesman, CEO of August Faller GmbH & Co. KG, emphasizes: “At the Grossbeeren location, our customers can now also receive logistics and packaging services for clinical trials specifically tailored to their requirements. Our expertise in packaging logistics is optimally complemented by the competence and experience of our
Canadian partner.”

The joint venture is ready to go (from left) Greg Keizer (Bellwyck), Jeff Sziklai (Bellwyck), Dr. Daniel Keesman, Dr. Michael Faller, (2nd row from left) Mathias Felber, Michael Nemeth, Jürgen Hendricks, Jörg Frischkorn, Roland Wiesler (all from August Faller GmbH & Co. KG) Image: August Faller GmbH & Co. KG

About the August Faller Group
The August Faller Group is the leading manufacturer and solution provider for pharmaceutical secondary packaging, such as folding cartons, leaflets, labels and combination products. For over 25
years, the August Faller Group has continually expanded its expertise in the pharmaceutical market. The company has focused its innovations and developments on customer-specific solutions and patient-friendly products.
It is one of first manufacturers to offer customized product engineering as its own service. Faller offers solutions such as logistics services, supply chain concepts, and packaging services related to pharma and health care packaging.
The group is committed to sustainable and ecological operation and August Faller KG was FSC®-certified in 2011. The company was established in 1882. Today, a total of around 1,150 staff are employed at the headquarters in Waldkirch, additional German locations in Binzen, Grossbeeren, and Schopfheim, as well as August Faller A/S in Hvidovre, Denmark, August Faller Sp. z o.o. in Łódź,
Poland and the subsidiary August Faller Artwork Solutions GmbH in Waldkirch.

About Bellwyck Packaging Inc.
Bellwyck Packaging Solutions is a leading healthcare and premium packaging supplier offering a single source solution for customers’ packaging and printed component requirements. The company
is a full service contract packager offering primary, secondary and clinical trial packaging and logistics services. The printed components divisions include cGMP folding carton and label facilities that provide all of the required printed materials for packaging projects. With more than two decades of experience, the company’s six North American manufacturing sites, and over 450
employees, provide clients with strict cGMP and ISO compliance, and ongoing R&D targeted towards innovative solutions.

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