TORONTO, March 27, 2012 /CNW/ - Vernacare, a global leader in human waste management solutions for healthcare, is pleased to announce a strategic partnership with CKF Inc., under which CKF Inc., a global leader in packaging, will begin to manufacture Vernacare's specialized range of medical pulp patient utensils for Canadian and U.S. hospitals.
"This partnership will allow us to expand our production capacity while shortening our supply chain with a Made-in-Canada solution," said Timothy Emo, Vice-President, Vernacare Canada, Inc. "By joining forces with CKF Inc., we will be better positioned to deliver a diversified line of single-use medical pulp utensils that have been shown to reduce the spread of disease-causing bacteria like Clostridium difficile."
Under the terms of the multi-year agreement, CKF Inc. will contract manufacture molded fibre medical products for Vernacare's North American customers, with supply commencing from CKF Inc.'s Hantsport, N.S., operations in the second quarter of 2012.
"We are very pleased to have reached this agreement and we believe this partnership will serve all our stakeholders well, especially Vernacare's healthcare clients, who will benefit from top-quality products as well as a streamlined supply chain and a reduced carbon footprint," said Ian Anderson, President of CKF Inc.
For over 50 years, Vernacare Inc. has specialized in the design, manufacture and supply of products to hospitals that reduce the risks of cross infection, through implementing a single-use maceratable system to manage human waste disposal. This cost efficient, environmentally friendly system is now used in more than 40 countries worldwide.
About CKF Inc.
Incorporated in 1933, CKF Inc. is a Canadian company providing diverse pulp and foam product lines for consumer, grocery, food service and agricultural markets from manufacturing facilities in Nova Scotia, Ontario and British Columbia.
Image with caption: "The complete line of Vernacare medical pulp patient utensils. (CNW Group/Vernacare Canada Inc.)". Image available at: http://photos.newswire.ca/images/download/20120327_C7193_PHOTO_EN_11569.jpg
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