SAINT-BRUNO, QC, Oct. 24, 2013 /CNW Telbec/ - Pierre Déry, General
Manager of CCL Label Montreal, today presided over the official opening
of the company's new facilities, following more than six months' work
to expand the existing plant, which had become too small to keep pace
with the company's robust sales growth. Geoffrey T. Martin, President
and Chief Executive Officer of CCL Industries, attended the ceremony,
which took place in conjunction with the exhibition Pharmaceutical Printing, The Human Factor a one-of-a-kind event dedicated to pharmaceutical printing and
CCL Label Montreal is the only printing firm in Quebec entirely
dedicated to the pharmaceutical industry. In 2013 it invested close to
$5 million to add 20,000 square feet to its Saint-Bruno facility and
bring it up to state-of-the-art standards, including new flexography
"In the past five years, we've seen growth of approximately 75%, and our
workforce has expanded from 75 employees in 2008 to more than 140
today," Mr. Déry said, adding: "This outstanding progress is the result
of a constant quest for quality aimed at improving our response to
clients' requirements." This latest investment will eventually lead to
the hiring of some 20 new employees.
Printing and packaging for the pharmaceutical industry require specific
expertise, not the least of which is the need for rigorously accurate
presentation of information so as not to endanger users' lives. "For
the past nine years, we've invested several tens of millions of dollars
in support of our Quebec operations," Mr. Martin explained.
"Our employees are trained to the strictest industry standards, and our
processes are internationally renowned. This is what differentiates us
from the competition and enables us to continually grow our market."
The exhibition Pharmaceutical Printing, The Human Factor: a first for Montreal
More than 400 people turned out for the trade exhibition Pharmaceutical Printing, The Human Factor. In collaboration with some 40 suppliers, CCL Label Montreal devoted
considerable human and financial resources to put together this
specialized exhibition and organize tours of its pharmaceutical
printing facility. With its emphasis on the primary reason for the
company's success — the human factor — the exhibition allows attendees
to familiarize themselves with every facet of the industry.
CCL Industries, a world leader
CCL Industries is a world leader in specialty label and packaging
solutions for global corporations. With headquarters in Toronto, the
parent company operates three divisions (Label, Container and Tube)
that employ 9,800 people in 87 sites on 5 continents. CCL Industries is
a publicly traded company in Canada (TSX: CCL.B).
Originally known as Graphiques Apex, CCL Label Montreal has been
specialized in printing and folding of information leaflets as well as
pharmaceutical labels since 1984. In 2004, the company became a
subsidiary of CCL Industries and has since seen its market expand from
Quebec to the United States, as well as Australia, Europe and Asia.
SOURCE: CCL Industries Inc.
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