Boosting tubing manufacturing – SCHOTT invests in further melting capacities for pharma glass in India

21 September 2021 | Tuesday | News

SCHOTT Glass India to secure long-term glass supply to Indian pharmaceutical industry

  • COVID-19 vaccines produced in India rely on packaging made out of  SCHOTT glass tubing 
  • Investment of 70 million euros will increase capacity by 30 % and  create 225 new jobs  
  • The project is part of a global strategic pharma business investment  program SCHOTT started already before the pandemic 

SCHOTT, a global leader in pharmaceutical glass manufacturing, is investing a total  of 70 million euros in the expansion of its Indian tubing site in Jambusar, Gujarat,  following several million investments in the last years. "Against the backdrop of the growth trend in the Indian pharmaceutical business and the pandemic, we want to  commit to secure the supply of pharma glass," explains Dr. Patrick Markschläger,  Executive Vice President of SCHOTT's Business Unit Tubing. "The increase of over 30 percent in the facility's overall Indian production capacity is at the same time a  commitment to supporting the government's vision of India becoming a global  pharmaceutical hub," adds Pawan Shukla, Managing Director SCHOTT Glass India,  during the groundbreaking event at the site. The additional tank is scheduled to go  into operation at the beginning of 2023, with the second one following a year later.  The expansion in Jambusar will create new jobs for around 225 employees and is  part of a more than 1 $ billion strategic investment program of SCHOTT through 2025,  leveraging the global pharma tubing and packaging business.  

SCHOTT has been a frontrunner in the fight against COVID-19 and provided  pharmaceuticall glass for primary packaging to fill billions of COVID-19 vaccines  worldwide. In India, almost all approved vaccines are packed in FIOLAX® glass made by  SCHOTT. With additional melting tanks and production lines, SCHOTT intends to ensure  that this Asian manufacturing hub can adequately supply high-quality pharma glass for the  Indian pharma industry and neighboring countries.


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