Portuguese manufacturer of plastic packaging products mainly for the pharma, cosmetic and nutraceutical industries, is looking for commercial agency agreement, manufacturing agreement or subcontracting. The company is already exporting to more than 30 countries worldwide, but aims to expand its international presence, with special focus in North America and South Africa. The company offers a wide range of standard or tailor made products with advanced printing solutions.
Since its inception 23 years ago, the company kept pursuing the path of growth and search for excellence as a manufacturer of plastic packaging solutions for the pharma and other industries with similar packaging needs. Its headquarters and manufacturing facilities are located at Sobral de Monte Agraço, a small town about 30 kms north of Portugal’s capital city, Lisbon. Production processes include injection moulding, injection blow moulding and extrusion blow moulding. Materials most used are PP (Polypropylene) and PE (Polyethylene). The facilities comprise two Clean Rooms ISO8. The company offers a wide range of plastic packing products with capacity of and under 500 ml, covering almost all needs for liquid and powder packaging: pills, bottles, caps, droppers, precision dosage pumps, dosing devices. Printing techniques used are silk screen printing and pad printing. Two special features are available in terms of printing solutions: braille (silk screen printing) and anti-counterfeiting ink. The company has developed an interesting new method for getting braille characters directly onto plastic packaging. A thick type of hardening ink is used to print the dots directly onto the packaging, using extremely accurate control measures to ensure that the height of the printed Braille alphabet remains uniform throughout the packaging run. This solution has clear advantages over embossing or stamping on a label, where braille characters often wear out or are flattened in transit. With this innovative solution companies can have two writing styles for two audiences that share the same space perfectly well. Production of both standard and custom made packaging products is possible. For standard products delivery time takes 4-6 weeks. The company’s lab and research facilities make possible to co-develop with clients new and customized solutions throughout the entire development cycle, from design and engineering to full industrial implementation. In order to expand its presence abroad, both in existing and new markets, the company is looking for companies in industries where plastic packaging solutions are needed, as it happens in the pharma or the cosmetics sectors. The desired cooperation type with these companies would be a manufacturing partnership, under which the company becomes a supplier of plastic packaging products. Although less usual, the company is also willing to act as a supplier under a subcontracting partnership for another plastic packaging manufacturer who is outsourcing part of its production. The company is also available to establish commercial services agreements under the framework of an agency partnership. The agent should have extensive knowledge and experience of the plastic packaging industry in his home market, acting as a representative or trade intermediary. His mission would consist primarily in identifying, approaching and facilitating, on behalf of the company, manufacturing or subcontracting agreements with client industries.
Innovations and advantages
The main advantages the company makes available to its clients are: - Solid and long experience in the plastic packaging industry, granting full reliability in terms of quality, product specifications compliance and delivery time - Plastic packaging solutions for a wide variety of applications: pharma, cosmetic, nutraceutical, food and beverages, healthcare, personal care, household care - Familiarity with international markets – the company exports about half of its production to more than 30 countries worldwide, and its clients portfolio include several of the top world pharmaceutical companies - Co-development and customized solutions - Flexibility – short and long production runs - Innovation – braille silk screen printing, anti-counterfeiting ink Certifications: ISO 9001, ISO 15378, ISO 13485, 93/42/CEE, DMF (FDA)
02005004 Packaging for materials
02007014 Plastics, Polymers
Market application codes
09004006 Packing products and systems
Intellectual property rights
Type of partner sought
The company is looking for companies mainly in the pharma, cosmetics and nutraceutical industries, needing a reliable supplier of plastic packaging solutions. Acting as a subcontractor for other plastic packaging manufacturers may also be considered. The company is already exporting to over 30 countries, and is looking for commercial agents with good knowledge of the plastic packaging industry, with the right capabilities needed to help increase its presence in markets everywhere, with a special emphasis in North America (USA and Canada) and South Africa.