ACG Worldwide has joined hands with Korsch AG of Germany develop and produce tablet compression systems in India.
Tabletting machines are one of the most essential sysstems for manufacturing oral solid dosage pharmaceutical formulations industry including tablets and capsules.
Korsch is a world leader in tablet presses. ACG-PAM’S strengths include skilled workforce, mass production facilities, and several thousand installations worldwide, especially pharma capsule fillers.
The JV will expand the global footprint of both partners.
The ACG-Korsch joint venture will produce tablet compression systems in India which will be both both advanced and affordable and with full regulatory compliance and pharma documentation, ACG Worlwide, India said in a press release announcing the venture.
Tablet compression systems will be manufactured through ACG-PAM, the Mumbai-based engineering company of ACG Worldwide.
“For the first time a global brand name and advanced German design and reliability in tablet presses will be partnered by experience and affordable costs in India,” stated Karan Singh, director of ACG-PAM.
ACG will start the commercial production of JV tablet compression systems from January 2010.
ACG-PAM will continue to offer their existing model (LEGACY) with lifetime service, till the new models are established, the statement said.
The ACG-Korsch JV will have the advantage of established worldwide sales channels and offices of both partners.
The first machine from ACG-Korsch joint venture will be exhibited at the CPHI/P-MEC exhibition at Mumbai in December 2009.
ACG Worldwide offers a range of pharma solid dosage equipments and consumables, including fluid bed processors, capsule fillers, tablet presses, blister packing and cartoning machines, case packers, tablet tooling and camera inspection systems.
ACG group has also installed the world’s 2nd largest manufacturing capacity of two-piece empty capsules and a wide range of blister packing films.
ACG Worldwide has manufacturing partnerships including with Glatt, Alcan and Theegarten Pactec of Germany, Honeywell of USA and Proditec of France.
Based in Berlin, Korsch has become one of the leading manufacturers of tableting presses. Korsch now has a broad product range of tableting machines and periphery equipment for the pharmaceutical, chemical and technical industrial sectors.