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Kohlberg & Company acquire Nelipak Healthcare Packaging

Cranston, RI, (July 2nd, 2019) – Nelipak® Corporation, Inc. (“Nelipak”), the leading provider of custom designed rigid packaging for the medical device and pharmaceutical industries, announced today that it has been acquired by Kohlberg & Company, L.L.C. (Kohlberg), a private equity firm headquartered in Mount Kisco, NY., from Mason Wells.  The business will continue to operate under the name of Nelipak® Healthcare Packaging.

Headquartered in Cranston, Rhode Island, Nelipak is the leading global manufacturer of custom-designed rigid healthcare packaging used for Class II and Class III medical devices, and pharma drug delivery products. The company operates strategically located cleanroom facilities meeting customers’ most stringent packaging requirements. Nelipaks’ experienced in-house design, development, prototyping, manufacturing and quality teams offer medical trays and blisters, surgical procedure trays, pharmaceutical handling trays, custom built sealing machines and other value-added services. With a staff of over 800, the company operates from seven production facilities, five in the Americas – located in Cranston, RI.; Whitehall, PA; Phoenix, AZ.; Humacao, Puerto Rico, San Jose, Costa Rica; two in Europe – located in Venray, the Netherlands and Galway, Ireland.

“We have accomplished a lot at Nelipak during the past six years, and we are very grateful for the support given to us by Mason Wells. Our future is very bright with Kohlberg,” said Mike Kelly, President and CEO of Nelipak. “Kohlberg is committed to investing in Nelipak to make us an even stronger organization with additional capabilities to offer our customers around the world. With our global locations, world class design team, modern cleanroom manufacturing, strong sales organization and experienced management team, Nelipak is well positioned to take advantage of growth opportunities in the market. “

“Nelipak has successfully transformed itself into a leading global player in healthcare packaging and an ideal platform for further industry consolidation,” commented Seth H. Hollander, Partner of Kohlberg.  “Our plans include leveraging Mike and his team, and their customer relationships, with sizeable, global acquisitions.”  Roger Prevot, Operating Partner of Kohlberg, added, “A business with Nelipak’s global market position represents a unique investment opportunity.  We look forward to supporting Mike and his team as they continue to execute their plan for organic and M&A-driven growth, while continuing to provide their customers with best-in-class service.”

About Nelipak® Healthcare Packaging

With facilities in Cranston, RI; Whitehall, PA; Phoenix, AZ; Venray, the Netherlands; Galway, Ireland; Humacao, Puerto Rico; and San Jose, Costa Rica, Nelipak® Healthcare Packaging designs, develops and manufactures custom thermoformed packaging products that provide superior protection for medical devices and pharmaceuticals.  The company offers medical trays and blisters, surgical procedure trays, pharmaceutical handling trays, custom built sealing machines and other value-added services.  Nelipak® Healthcare Packaging customers consist of some of the largest and most reputable medical device and pharmaceutical companies in the world.  With over 800 employees worldwide, Nelipak® is focused on delivering superior quality and customer experience through world class manufacturing at each of its locations.

Nelipak® Healthcare Packaging is a trade name of Nelipak Corporation

 

About Kohlberg & Company, LLC 

Kohlberg & Company, LLC (“Kohlberg”) is a leading private equity firm headquartered in Mount Kisco, New York. Since its inception in 1987, Kohlberg has organized eight private equity funds, through which it has raised over $7.5 billion of committed equity capital. Over its 32-year history, Kohlberg has completed 76 platform investments and nearly 200 add-on acquisitions, with an aggregate transaction value in excess of $15 billion.  For more information, please visit www.kohlberg.com.

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Seán Egan, Nelipak® Healthcare Packaging
Tel: 00 353 (0)91 709 163
Email: sean.egan@nelipak.com

Kohlberg & Company neemt Nelipak® Healthcare Packaging over

Cranston, RI, (2 juli 2019) – Nelipak® Corporation, Inc. (“Nelipak”), de toonaangevende leverancier van op maat ontworpen gethermovormde verpakkingen voor de medische en farmaceutische industrie, heeft vandaag aangekondigd dat het is overgenomen door Kohlberg & Company, L.L.C. (Kohlberg), een private investeringsmaatschappij met haar hoofdzetel in Mount Kisco, NY. Kohlberg & Company heeft het eigendom  overgenomen van investeringsmaatschappij Mason Wells. Nelipak blijft opereren onder de naam Nelipak® Healthcare Packaging.

Nelipak, met hoofdzetel in Cranston, Rhode Island, is wereldwijd de toonaangevende fabrikant van op maat ontworpen medische en farmaceutische blister-verpakkingen, die worden gebruikt voor klasse II en klasse III medical devices en farmaceutische producten.

Het bedrijf bezit strategisch gelegen cleanroomproductielocaties die voldoen aan de strengste verpakkingsvereisten van de klant. De ervaren interne ontwerp-, ontwikkelings-, prototyping-, productie- en kwaliteitsteams van Nelipak, ontwikkelen en produceren medische trays en blisters, procedure trays, drug-delivery handling trays, op maat gemaakte sealmachines en leveren diensten die waarde toevoegen voor onze klanten.

Met een personeelsbestand van meer dan 800 medewerkers, opereert het bedrijf vanuit zeven productielocaties. Vijf gelegen in Noord- en Zuid-Amerika – in Cranston, RI.; Whitehall, PA; Phoenix, AZ; Humacao, Puerto Rico; San Jose, Costa Rica. Twee locaties liggen in Europa – gevestigd in Venray, Nederland en Galway, Ierland.

“We hebben de afgelopen zes jaar veel bereikt bij Nelipak en we zijn erg dankbaar voor de steun die Mason Wells ons heeft gegeven. Onze toekomst ziet er heel rooskleurig uit met Kohlberg,” vertelde Mike Kelly, President en CEO van Nelipak. “Kohlberg is vastbesloten te investeren in Nelipak om ons een nog sterkere organisatie te maken, waardoor we extra mogelijkheden krijgen om onze klanten wereldwijd te bedienen. Met onze wereldwijde productielocaties, een wereldklasse ontwerpteam, moderne cleanroomproductiefaciliteiten, een sterke verkooporganisatie en een ervaren Management Team, is Nelipak goed gepositioneerd om te profiteren van de groeimogelijkheden in de markt”.

“Nelipak heeft zichzelf succesvol getransformeerd tot een toonaangevende wereldwijde speler op het gebied van verpakkingsmateriaal voor de gezondheidszorg en biedt een ideaal platform voor verdere consolidatie van de industrie”, aldus Seth H. Hollander, Partner van Kohlberg. “Onze plannen omvatten de blijvende inzet van Mike Kelly en zijn team, en het ondersteunen van hun klantrelaties met omvangrijke, wereldwijde overnames”.

Roger Prevot, Operating Partner van Kohlberg voegde toe: “Een bedrijf met Nelipak’s wereldwijde marktpositie, vertegenwoordigt een unieke investeringsmogelijkheid. We verheugen ons erop Mike en zijn team te ondersteunen bij het verder uitvoeren van hun plan voor organische en door acquisitie gedreven groei, terwijl ze hun klanten de best mogelijke service blijven bieden”.

Over Nelipak® Healthcare Packaging

 Met productielocaties in Cranston, RI.; Whitehall, PA; Phoenix, AZ; Venray, Nederland; Galway, Ierland; Humacao, Puerto Rico en San Jose, Costa Rica ontwerpt, ontwikkelt en produceert Nelipak Healthcare Packaging  op maat gethermovormde verpakkingen die een superieure bescherming bieden voor medical devices en geneesmiddelen. Het bedrijf levert medische trays en blisters, drug-delivery handling trays, procedure trays, op maat gemaakte gemaakte sealmachines en andere producten en diensten die waarde toevoegen. De grootste en meest gerenommeerde medische en farmaceutische bedrijven uit de wereld behoren tot de klanten van Nelipak® Healthcare Packaging. Met meer dan 800 werknemers wereldwijd, is Nelipak® gericht op het leveren van superieure kwaliteit en klantervaring door productie van wereldklasse op elk van zijn productielocaties.

Nelipak® Healthcare Packaging is een handelsnaam van Nelipak Corporation.

Over Kohlberg & Company, LLC

Kohlberg & Company, LLC (“Kohlberg”) is een toonaangevende private investeringsmaatschappij met haar hoofdkantoor in Mount Kisco, New York. Sinds de start in 1987 heeft Kohlberg acht private investeringsfondsen gefaciliteerd, waarmee het meer dan $ 7,5 miljard aan gecommitteerd eigen vermogen heeft opgehaald. Tijdens haar 32-jarig bestaan heeft Kohlberg 76 platforminvesteringen en bijna 200 add-on acquisities voltooid, met een totale transactiewaarde van meer dan $ 15 miljard.

Ga voor meer informatie naar www.kohlberg.com.

Uitgebracht door:

Seán Egan, Nelipak® Healthcare Packaging
Tel. 00 353 (0) 91-709-163
E-mail: sean.egan@nelipak.com

Kohlberg & Compañía adquiere Nelipak Healthcare Packaging

Cranston, RI, (2 de julio de 2019) – Nelipak® Corporation, Inc. (“Nelipak”), el proveedor líder de empaque rígido diseñados para dispositivos médicos y farmaceúticos, anuncia que ha sido adquirido por Kohlberg & Compañía, LLC (Kohlberg), una firma de capital privado con sede en Mount Kisco, NY; por parte de Mason Wells.  La empresa va a continuar sus operaciones bajo el nombre de Nelipak® Healthcare Packaging.

Con sede en Cranston, Rhode Island, Nelipak es el líder mundial en el diseño y la manufactura de empaque rígido  para el cuidado de la salud, dispositivos médicos y la entrega de productos farmaceúticos de Clase II y Clase III.  La compañía opera facilidades de cuarto limpio estratégicamente localizadas que satisfacen los requerimientos más exigentes de empaque de los clientes.  La experiencia de Nelipak en el diseño, desarrollo, prototipo, fabricación y equipos de calidad le permite ofrecer bandejas médicas y  “blisters”, bandejas para procedimientos quirúrgicos, bandejas para manejo farmaceútico, máquinas de sellados construidas personalizadas y otros servicios de valor añadido.  Con una plantilla de más de 800 empleados, la compañía tiene siete instalaciones de producción, cinco en las Américas – localizadas en Cranston, RI; Whitehall, PA; Phoenix, AZ.; Humacao, Puerto Rico, San Jose, Costa Rica; y dos instalaciones en Europa – localizadas en Venray, Países Bajos y en Galway, Irlanda.

“Hemos logrado mucho en Nelipak durante los últimos seis años, y estamos muy agradecidos por el apoyo que nos ha dado Mason Wells. Nuestro futuro es muy brillante con Kohlberg,” dijo Mike Kelly, Presidente y CEO de Nelipak. “Kohlberg se compromete a invertir en Nelipak para hacernos una organización aún más fuerte con capacidades adicionales para ofrecer a nuestros clientes alrededor del mundo. Con nuestras ubicaciones globales, el equipo de diseño de clase mundial, la manufactura en cuarto limpio moderno, la sólida organización de ventas y el equipo directivo experimentado, Nelipak está bien posicionada para tomar ventaja de oportunidades de crecimiento en el mercado. ”

“Nelipak se ha transformado exitosamente en el protagonista mundial en el empaque de cuidado de la salud y en una plataforma ideal para la futura consolidación de la industria”, comentó Seth H. Hollander, socio de Kohlberg.  “Nuestros planes incluye aprovechar a Mike y su equipo y sus relaciones con los clientes, para elevarlas a otro nivel con adquisiciones importantes, globales”.  Roger Prevot, socio de operaciones de Kohlberg, añadió: “Un negocio con una empresa con posición en el mercado mundial como el de Nelipak representa una oportunidad de inversión única.  Esperamos apoyar a Mike y a su equipo mientras ellos continúan ejecutando su plan de crecimiento orgánico basado en M&A, sin dejar de ofrecer a sus clientes el mejor servicio en su clase.”

 

Acerca de Nelipak® Healthcare Packaging

Con facilidades en Cranston, RI; Whitehall, PA; Phoenix, AZ; Venray, Países Bajos; Galway, Irlanda; Humacao, Puerto Rico; y San Jose, Costa Rica, Nelipak® Healthcare Packaging diseña, desarrolla y manufactura  productos de empaque termoformados personalizado que proporcionan una protección superior para los productos farmacéuticos y dispositivos médicos.  La empresa ofrece bandejas médicas y “blisters”, bandejas de procedimiento quirúrgico, bandejas de manejo farmacéutico, máquinas de sellado construidas personalizadas y otros servicios de valor añadido.  Los clientes de Nelipak® Healthcare Packaging consiste en algunas de las empresas farmaceúticas y de dispositivos médicos más grandes y de mayor reputación en el mundo.  Con más de 800 empleados en todo el mundo, Nelipak® se centra en ofrecer una calidad superior y experiencia al cliente a través de la fabricación de clase mundial en cada una de sus localidades.

Nelipak® Healthcare Packaging es una marca registrada de Nelipak Corporation.

 

Acerca de Kohlberg & Compañía, LLC 

Kohlberg & Compañía, LLC (“Kohlberg”) es una firma de capital privado con sede en Mount Kisco, Nueva York. Desde su creación en 1987, Kohlberg ha organizado ocho fondos de capital privado, a través de los cuales ha recaudado más de $7.5 billones del capital comprometido. En sus 32 años de historia, Kohlberg ha completado 76 plataformas de inversiones y cerca de 200 adquisiciones, con un valor de transacción total superior a los $15 billones.  Para obtener más información, visite www.kohlberg.com.

Entregado por:

Seán Egan, Nelipak® Healthcare Packaging
Tel: 00 353 (0)91 709 163
Email: sean.egan@nelipak.com

Nelipak Healthcare Packaging to Exhibit and Present at Med-Tech Innovation Expo 2019

Meet New UK Account Manager in Booth H30; Explore How Simulation Can Help Address Real-Time Packaging Issues

WHO: Nelipak® Healthcare Packaging (“Nelipak”), a full-service global provider of custom thermoformed packaging that provides superior protection for medical devices and pharmaceuticals.

WHAT: Visit Nelipak Healthcare Packaging in Booth H30 during the Med-Tech Innovation Expo, May 15-16, to meet the newest member of the team, Luke Russell, UK account manager. Luke will be working together with Nelipak’s director of strategic sales, Angela Shotton, to serve UK customers. Prior to joining Nelipak, Luke was responsible for developing the marketing department for B.Hepworth and Co. Ltd and eventually transitioned to sales, where he steadily grew and diversified the company’s core customer portfolio (spanning rail/marine/defence/automotive/art and medical). By the end of his tenure at Hepworth, Luke was managing the sales division of Hepworth Fabrications, where he was directly responsible for the needs of a core group of customers with a growing turnover of around £4million.

Luke is available for meetings at the show for those who would like to learn more about Nelipak’s innovative design, development, and manufacturing capabilities and how they can be applied to today’s packaging challenges.

Additionally, Nelipak’s Sean Egan, director of global marketing, will present at the conference’s Introducing Stage 16th May from 13:30 – 13:50 on “Developing simulation to tackle real-time packaging issues.” This presentation will cover the development of simulation for thermoformed custom packaging, design and product integrity testing, predicted behavior and performance, and first prototype samples. The session will also examine how simulation can provide data on material thickness during forming and how it can impact drop testing and reduce material gauge towards more sustainable solutions.

Contact hillary.costa@svmpr.com for a media briefing.

WHERE:
Med-Tech Innovation Expo
Booth H30
NEC Birmingham, UK
Register here.

WHEN: The event will take place May 15-16, 2019.

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About Nelipak® Healthcare Packaging

With facilities in Cranston, RI; Phoenix, AZ; Whitehall, PA; Venray, the Netherlands; Galway, Ireland; Humacao, Puerto Rico; and San Jose, Costa Rica, Nelipak® Healthcare Packaging designs, develops and manufactures custom thermoformed packaging products that provide superior protection for medical devices and pharmaceuticals. The company offers medical trays and blisters, surgical procedure trays, pharmaceutical handling trays, custom-built sealing machines and other value-added services. Nelipak’s customers consist of some of the largest and most reputable medical device and pharmaceutical companies in the world. Nelipak is focused on delivering superior quality and customer experience through world-class manufacturing at each of its locations. More information about Nelipak can be found at www.nelipak.com.

Nelipak® Healthcare Packaging is a trade name of Nelipak® Corporation.

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Nelipak Healthcare Packaging and OPTEL Partner to Demonstrate New Seal Inspection Technology Concept for Vacuum-Formed Trays at MedtecLIVE 2019

Cranston, RI, (May 7, 2019) Nelipak® Healthcare Packaging (“Nelipak”), a full-service global provider of custom thermoformed packaging that provides superior protection for medical devices and pharmaceuticals, has entered into an agreement of intent with OPTEL GROUP, a leading global provider of vision inspection and traceability systems, to explore commercial opportunities to bring a new seal inspection technology to the medical device market.

When it comes to medical devices, the quality of the packaging seal is paramount to maintaining the necessary sterility of the entire product. Leveraging OPTEL’s technology and Nelipak’s deep understanding of the healthcare packaging market’s sealing needs, the two companies are pursuing commercialization of a solution that will allow the quality of a seal to be verified in real time, controlled environments while detecting contaminants and other anomalies such as creases. The process will take only seconds, minimizing impact on production and OEE figures, while also eliminating the risk of human error during visual inspection.

“Foreign-body contaminants or poorly sealed vacuum-formed trays can create major setbacks for getting a product to market or cause time-consuming and costly product recalls,” said Michael Butler, senior account director at OPTEL. “The market stands to benefit significantly from a more precise and consistent method of inspecting and validating seal quality using algorithms preconfigured to a company’s exact specifications.”

“We are solely focused on understanding the specific needs and stringent requirements of the healthcare packaging market in the design and manufacture of rigid trays sealed on Nelipak heat tray sealers and other platforms,” said Seán Egan, director of global marketing at Nelipak. “We’re pleased to apply our deep understanding of sealing processes and challenges to working with OPTEL to bring to market a highly efficient and effective way to ensure seal quality.”

Both companies will be exhibiting at MedtecLIVE May 21-23, 2019 in Nuremberg, Germany. Nelipak will be showcasing its end-to-end capabilities for the design and development of customized thermoformed packaging in Hall 9/9-303, as well as its custom-built cleanroom sealing machines for medical device and pharmaceutical thermoformed blisters and trays. OPTEL will be providing a European preview of the ISO 7-compliant seal inspection technology in Hall 9/9-649.

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About Nelipak® Healthcare Packaging

With facilities in Cranston, RI; Phoenix, AZ; Whitehall, PA; Venray, the Netherlands; Galway, Ireland; Humacao, Puerto Rico; and San Jose, Costa Rica, Nelipak® Healthcare Packaging designs, develops and manufactures custom thermoformed packaging products that provide superior protection for medical devices and pharmaceuticals. The company offers medical trays and blisters, surgical procedure trays, pharmaceutical handling trays, custom-built sealing machines and other value-added services. Nelipak’s customers consist of some of the largest and most reputable medical device and pharmaceutical companies in the world. Nelipak is focused on delivering superior quality and customer experience through world-class manufacturing at each of its locations. More information about Nelipak can be found at www.nelipak.com.

Nelipak® Healthcare Packaging is a trade name of Nelipak® Corporation.

 

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About OPTEL GROUP

OPTEL, a leading global provider of vision inspection and traceability systems, is the only company with the ability to offer true end-to-end traceability—from raw materials to the end user. OPTEL provides cost-effective, turnkey solutions to ensure the quality and integrity of products, comply with legislation, help stop counterfeiting, reduce waste and secure patient safety.

Founded in 1989, OPTEL is a Certified B Corporation headquartered in Canada, with facilities in the United States, Ireland, India and Brazil, as well as employees worldwide.

For more information, visit www.optelgroup.com.

Nelipak Marketing Contact:
Seán Egan
Director of Global Marketing
Nelipak Healthcare Packaging
+353-91-709-163
sean.egan@nelipak.com

OPTEL Marketing Contact:

Lorena Ruelas
Marketing Leader, Medical Devices

OPTEL GROUP
+1 418 688 0334 #6402
lorena.ruelas@optelgroup.com

Press Contact:

Jordan Bouclin
SVM Public Relations
401-490-9700
jordan.bouclin@svmpr.com

 

Nelipak Named As A Winner of Medical Design & Outsourcing’s “Leadership in Medtech 2018”

Nelipak Healthcare Packaging has been named by Medical Design & Outsourcing as their “Leadership in Medtech 2018” winner in the “Product Development” category. A key component of Nelipak’s global success in packaging product development is the company’s 100% healthcare-focused design and engineering teams, who customize and optimize medical and pharmaceutical packaging to meet the stringent needs of every customer.

Nelipak’s designers apply their expertise to the development of solutions that deliver on performance, functionality, and product protection. The designers use CAD/CAM systems and sketch tablets to visualize the sequence of use in storyboards. As a true packaging partner, our designers involve the customer in every step of the process, from inception to completion.

Click here for more information about the design and development services that Nelipak provides.

Nelipak Healthcare Packaging Expands Operations in Humacao, Puerto Rico

Cranston, RI, (November 27, 2018) Nelipak® Healthcare Packaging (“Nelipak”), a full-service global provider of custom thermoformed packaging that provides superior protection for medical devices and pharmaceuticals, has unveiled significant enhancements to its manufacturing facility in Humacao, Puerto Rico which will result in greater manufacturing capabilities and approximately 65 jobs. Renovations included the addition of a new control room and a Class 8 Cleanroom at the 67,250 square feet location in Humacao Industrial Park.

Headquartered in Cranston, RI, Nelipak has eight healthcare packaging facilities around the world and employs approximately 750 people in the United States, Netherlands, Ireland and Costa Rica.  In Puerto Rico, there are presently approximately 65 workers, with the company committed to maintaining a strong presence there in support of its customers.

“We are excited about the enhancements to our site in Humacao and continue to invest significantly in our operations in Puerto Rico because of the island’s proximity to our customers and the quality of the local work force,” said Mike Kelly, President and CEO of Nelipak. “The Puerto Rico Industrial Development Company (PRIDCO) has been very supportive as we look to boost our operations in the region, and we look forward to being able to serve our customers even better from Humacao thanks to these latest renovations.”

“Nelipak’s new enhancements in Humacao will create jobs specific to the thermoformed healthcare packaging industry. The generation of employment opportunities for our work force represents new hope to continue our path to the economic development of Puerto Rico,” Manuel A. Laboy Rivera, secretary of Commerce and Economic Development (DDEC).

Nelipak recently hosted an open house for invited delegates to tour the renovated facility and see the latest enhancements to Nelipak’s packaging capabilities.

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About Nelipak® Healthcare Packaging

With facilities in Cranston, RI; Phoenix, AZ: Whitehall, PA; Liberty, NC; Venray, the Netherlands; Galway, Ireland; Humacao, Puerto Rico; and San Jose, Costa Rica, Nelipak® Healthcare Packaging designs, develops and manufactures custom thermoformed packaging products that provide superior protection for medical devices and pharmaceuticals.  The company offers medical trays and blisters, surgical procedure trays, pharmaceutical handling trays, custom built sealing machines and other value-added services.  Nelipak’s customers consist of some of the largest and most reputable medical device and pharmaceutical companies in the world.  Nelipak is focused on delivering superior quality and customer experience through world class manufacturing at each of its locations. More information about Nelipak can be found at www.nelipak.com.

Nelipak® Healthcare Packaging is a trade name of Nelipak® Corporation.

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Seán Egan
Director of Global Marketing
Nelipak Healthcare Packaging
+353-91-709-163
Sean.egan@nelipak.com

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Nelipak Healthcare Packaging to Highlight Capabilities for Optimizing Medical Packaging Design at COMPAMED 2018

WHO: Nelipak® Healthcare Packaging (“Nelipak”), a full-service global provider of custom thermoformed packaging that provides superior protection for medical devices and pharmaceuticals.

WHAT: At COMPAMED, Nelipak will be in Hall 8B / J17 showcasing how its in-house design, development and manufacturing capabilities can be applied to today’s packaging challenges to create optimized custom solutions that are ideal for even the most stringent healthcare environments. The company will also be featuring its custom-built sealing machines for medical device and pharmaceutical thermoformed blisters and trays.

Additionally, the Nelipak team will be available to discuss how volume studies provide a clear understanding of the loading factor for product shipping from the thermoformer to the OEM, leading to potential reduction in shipping loads.

For a briefing contact Sage Morander at sage.morander@svmpr.com.

WHERE:
COMPAMED
Hall 8B / J17
Düsseldorf Exhibition Centre
Düsseldorf, Germany

WHEN: COMPAMED will take place from November 12-15, 2018.

About Nelipak® Healthcare Packaging
With facilities in Cranston, RI; Phoenix, AZ: Whitehall, PA; Liberty, NC; Venray, the Netherlands; Galway, Ireland; Juncos & Humacao, Puerto Rico; and Heredia, Costa Rica, Nelipak® Healthcare Packaging designs, develops and manufactures custom thermoformed packaging products that provide superior protection for medical devices and pharmaceuticals. The company offers medical trays and blisters, surgical procedure trays, pharmaceutical handling trays, custom built sealing machines and other value added services. Nelipak’s customers consist of some of the largest and most reputable medical device and pharmaceutical companies in the world. Nelipak is focused on delivering superior quality and customer experience through world class manufacturing at each of its locations. More information about Nelipak can be found at www.nelipak.com.

Nelipak® Healthcare Packaging is a trade name of Nelipak® Corporation.

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Marketing Contact:
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Director of Global Marketing
Nelipak Healthcare Packaging
+353-91-709-163
Sean.egan@nelipak.com

Press Contact:
Sage Morander
SVM Public Relations
401-490-9700
sage.morander@svmpr.com

Nelipak’s Angela Shotton on Jury for Esteemed De Gouden Noot 2018 Packaging Innovation Contest

Nelipak’s Director of Strategic Sales for UK & Asia Pacific, Angela Shotton, has been invited by the NVC Netherlands Packaging Centre to participate on the jury for this year’s prestigious De Gouden Noot, the world’s most competitive packaging innovation contest.

De Gouden Noot stimulates ‘holistic’ innovations in packaging and packaged products. Each entry is judged rigorously on its over-all level of innovation.

The first of two jury rounds will take place Thursday, June 28th and Friday, June 29th, followed by a second round of judging on October 17th. The Award Ceremony will take place in conjunction with the Annual Meeting of Members at the A’DAM Tower in Amsterdam on November 22, 2018. Winning the contest brings a wealth of international publicity and acknowledges the work put in to the packaging.

Visit www.degoudennoot.com for more information.

Ernst & Young LLP (EY) Announces Nelipak CEO Mike Kelly as Entrepreneur of the Year® 2018 Award Finalist for New England Region

BOSTON, MA – June 4, 2018 – EY today announced that Mike Kelly, president and CEO of Nelipak® Healthcare Packaging (“Nelipak”), a full-service global provider of custom thermoformed packaging that provides superior protection for medical devices and pharmaceuticals, is a finalist for the Entrepreneur of the Year® 2018 Award in the New England program. The awards recognize entrepreneurs who are excelling in areas such as innovation, financial performance and personal commitment to their businesses and communities.

Mr. Kelly was selected as a finalist by a panel of independent judges. Now in its 32nd year, the program has expanded to recognize business leaders in more than 145 cities and more than 60 countries throughout the world.

“It is an honor to be a finalist for this prestigious award,” said Mr. Kelly. “Nelipak is proud of our long history of developing innovative medical packaging solutions for our medical device and pharmaceutical customers.  We have a strong team at Nelipak and this recognition is a testament to their hard work and commitment to our customers.”

Award winners will be announced at a special gala event on June 28, 2018 at the Westin Boston Waterfront. Regional award winners are eligible for consideration for the Entrepreneur of the Year National competition. Award winners in several national categories, as well as the Entrepreneur of the Year National Overall Award winner, will be announced at the Entrepreneur of the Year National Awards gala in Palm Springs, California, on November 10, 2018. The awards are the culminating event of the Strategic Growth Forum®, the nation’s most prestigious gathering of high-growth, market-leading companies.

Sponsors

Founded and produced by EY, the Entrepreneur of the Year Awards are nationally sponsored in the US by SAP America, the Kauffman Foundation and Merrill Corporation.

In the New England region, gold sponsors also include Boston Private Bank, fama PR, the Isenberg School of Management at the University of Massachusetts Amherst, Nixon Peabody, True Search, and Woodruff Sawyer. New England silver sponsors include Chatham Financial, Empire Valuation Consultants, Morgan Lewis, Sullivan & Worcester, and T3 Advisors.

About Nelipak® Healthcare Packaging
With facilities in Cranston, RI; Phoenix, AZ: Whitehall, PA; Liberty, NC; Venray, the Netherlands; Galway, Ireland; Juncos & Humacao, Puerto Rico; and San Jose, Costa Rica, Nelipak® Healthcare Packaging designs, develops and manufactures custom thermoformed packaging products that provide superior protection for medical devices and pharmaceuticals.  The company offers medical trays and blisters, surgical procedure trays, pharmaceutical handling trays, custom built sealing machines and other value-added services. Nelipak’s customers consist of some of the largest and most reputable medical device and pharmaceutical companies in the world.  Nelipak is focused on delivering superior quality and customer experience through world class manufacturing at each of its locations. More information about Nelipak can be found at www.nelipak.com. Nelipak® Healthcare Packaging is a trade name of Nelipak® Corporation.

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Marketing Contact:
Seán Egan
Director of Global Marketing
Nelipak Healthcare Packaging
+353-91-709-163
Sean.egan@nelipak.com

Press Contact:
Jordan Bouclin
SVM Public Relations
401-490-9700
Jordan.bouclin@svmpr.com