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Healthcare Expertise. Global Leadership.

Come learn about Nelipak’s story and our commitment to Safety, Quality, Service, and Innovation for customers in the healthcare and life sciences industries. Our dedicated team relentlessly works for our customers’ solutions – all for the end patient.

Why We Are Trusted to Protect

It all starts with Trust. We rely on our four business pillars – Safety, Quality, Service, and Innovation – to earn that trust every day. We believe that if we are exercising these critical areas then Nelipak will enjoy success as a business and healthcare packaging leader.

Safety

Safety is first at Nelipak. We care for the health and well-being of every employee, partner, and the ultimate customer – the patient. Because of this, our operations exceed industry standards and expectations.

Quality

Quality ensures safety. Our Quality team is the pinnacle of professionals in the industry with an aim on every customers’ need.

Service

Customers stay with Nelipak for more than safe, clean, innovative packaging. We cherish our customers as partners, as we aim to provide bespoke packaging solutions, no matter the challenge.

Innovation

Nelipak’s history is packed with innovation milestones. From cleanroom activations and standards to vacuum technology, we are always at the forefront of the healthcare packaging industry.

Meet the Nelipak Senior Leadership Team

Pat Chambliss

Chief Executive Officer

Mike Milacnik

Chief Financial Officer

Sean Patel

Vice President, Commercial Development

Kris Long

Vice President, Sales – Americas

Dan Vice

Senior Vice President, Global Operations

Rolando Salas

Vice President, Global Quality Assurance & Regulatory Affairs

Joe Holland

Senior Vice President, Strategic Global Initiatives

Nic Hunt

Global Head of Sustainability

Todd Mansfield

Vice President, Global Human Resources

Sean Egan

Director, Global Marketing

Nelipak Locations

11 manufacturing sites. Over 1,400 employees. Serving the healthcare and life sciences industries for over 70 years.

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Watch Nelipak’s Remarkable Story.

From our spirited entrepreneurial beginnings to our today’s global leadership position in the healthcare market, Nelipak has enjoyed 70 years of creating, shepherding, and leading the healthcare packaging industry – with plenty of significant milestones along the way. This mini-documentary tells an inspiring tale of Nelipak, which starts with the Nelissen family in a small town in the Netherlands: Venray …

A machine designing packaging molds.

The History of Nelipak

1953
Nelipak starts in Venray, Netherlands.

Nelipak starts in Venray, Netherlands.

Mr. Loek Nelissen and his family relocate to Venray in the south of the Netherlands and set up a small contract packing company with the aim to provide work for local women in a post-World War II Europe.

1962
Nelipak introduces first vacuum thermoforming machine

Forming an Opportunity

Nelipak moves into rigid plastic packaging with its first vacuum thermoforming machine, developing business solutions for the medical, consumer, retail, and automotive markets. By this time, Nelipak expanded its operations into Germany, France, and Belgium.

1980
Nelipak introduces the first-ever, purpose-built cleanroom for medical thermoform packaging

Keeping it Clean

Nelipak grows its medical business across Europe, seeing a need in the market. We introduce the first-ever, purpose-built cleanroom for medical thermoform packaging.

1995
Nelipak acquires Galway, Ireland-based Plasmedics – becoming Europe’s leading thermoforming

To the Shores of Ireland

Nelipak continues to grow its medical business across the European healthcare market. To address market demand and lead the industry, Nelipak introduces the first-ever, purpose-built Cleanroom for medical thermoforming packaging.

2007
Nelipak acquires Alga Plastics in Cranston, Rhode Island, USA – expanding into North America

Corporate Head Office of Nelipak

Across the Ocean (Nelipak) Blue

Nelipak expands production capability into North America with the addition of Alga Plastics in Cranston, Rhode Island, USA.

2012
Nelipak furthers reach with acquisition of thermoforming business in Costa Rica

Central to Success

Nelipak expands reach with the acquisition of ATE’s Costa Rican thermoforming business, serving North and Central American clients.

2013
Nelipak celebrates their 60th anniversary – establishes Global HQ in Cranston, RI

Positioned for Growth

Nelipak celebrates sixty years in business. From a small workshop with a handful of employees packing products for one customer to an operation employing hundreds of people in four countries, serving leading medical device and pharmaceutical customer worldwide. In a strategic growth move, Cranston, RI is established as Nelipak’s Global Headquarters.

2014
Acquisition pushes Nelipak westward into Arizona, USA

Nelipak in Phoenix AZ

Westward Bound

Nelipak closes on the acquisition of Flexpak Corporation in Phoenix, Arizona, USA – a company founded in 1974 as a manufacturer of custom thermoformed trays, clamshells, and blisters. This addition positioned Nelipak for growth opportunities in the Southwest US and Northern Mexican regions.

2016
Nelipak acquires sixth facility in Puerto Rico

Nelipak in Peurto Rico

Caribbean Healthcare

Nelipak acquires Tegrant Alloyd Brands’ Juncos site to become our sixth facility, expanding the group’s presence serving local and international medical device and pharmaceutical customers in Puerto Rico and Dominican Republic.

2017
Computer Designs, Inc joins the Nelipak family.

Growth by Design

Computer Designs, Inc (CDI) – of Whitehall, Pennsylvania and its business interests in North America and Puerto Rico – joins the Nelipak family. CDI’s strong design, operational excellence, and manufacturing capabilities complements Nelipak’s existing offerings and portfolio – firmly positioned as a global leader in healthcare packaging

2019
Nelipak adds flexibles packaging with three new sites in Ireland and UK

Nelipak in North Ireland

Flexing Our Capabilities

Nelipak brought in three new business units in flexible healthcare packaging from its Bemis Healthcare Packaging Europe acquisition – Clara, Ireland; Derry, Northern Ireland, UK; Elsham, England, UK. This uniquely positions Nelipak as a one-stop-shop packaging solutions provider for medical and pharmaceutical customers.

Coming 2024
Nelipak set to open an 11th site in Winston-Salem, NC, USA – our first flexibles site in the Americas

American Muscle

Nelipak is set to open its 11th manufacturing site in Winston-Salem, North Carolina, USA. The company built, calibrated, and is set to operate a brand-new building – the first flexibles site in the Americas region, furthering Nelipak’s commitment to customers in the North America market.

Superior Products & Services.

Speak to a Nelipak commercial sales representative about how Nelipak’s Performance Packaging solutions are right for any and all sensitive medical products.

Our business partnerships is built upon helping our clients successfully build brands, sell products and deliver their products successfully to market. We will work with your team to deliver on time and on budget – from concept to end-use, we’re with you through it all.

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