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West Pharmaceutical Services

West Pharmaceutical Services, Inc.
Type Public
Traded as NYSE: WST
Industry Medical devices
Founded 1923
Headquarters Exton, Pennsylvania, United States
Key people Donald Morel, Jr. (CEO)
Revenue Increase US $1.192 billion (2011)[1]
Operating income Increase US $109.6 million (2011)[1]
Net income Increase US $75.5 million (2011)[1]
Employees 6,300 (2011)
Website .com.westpharmawww

West Pharmaceutical Services, Inc. is a designer and manufacturer of pharmaceutical packaging and delivery systems. Founded in 1923 by Herman O. West and J.R. Wike of Philadelphia, the company is headquartered in Exton, Pennsylvania. In its early years of development, West produced rubber components for packaging injectable drugs, providing a sterile environment for the producers of penicillin and insulin.


West manufactures components and systems for injectable drug delivery and plastic packaging, and delivery system components for the healthcare and consumer products markets. [2]

West has been ranked a 'Top Workplace' in the Greater-Philadelphia area by in 2010, 2011, and 2012.[3]

On January 29, 2003, an accumulation of combustible polyethelene powder caused an explosion at a West rubber-manufacturing plant in Kinston, North Carolina.[4]

In 2005, West acquired The Tech Group, Scottsdale, Ariz.[5] and Medimop Medical Projects Ltd., Ra’anana, Israel.[6]

Manufacturing Plants


  • China, Qingpu

West Pharmaceutical Packaging (China) Co., Ltd

  • Japan, Tokyo

Daikyo Seiko, Ltd. (unconsolidated, affiliated company)

  • Singapore, Jurong

West Pharmaceutical Services Singapore Pte. Ltd. Europe/Middle East

  • Denmark, Horsens

West Pharmaceutical Services Danmark

  • England, Bodmin

West Pharmaceutical Services Cornwall Limited

  • England, St. Austell

West Pharmaceutical Services Cornwall Limited

  • France, Le Nouvion

West Pharmaceutical Services France S.A.

  • France, Normandy

West Pharmaceutical Services Normandie

  • Germany, Eschweiler

West Pharmaceutical Services Deutschland, GmbH & Co. KG

  • Germany, Stolberg

West Pharmaceutical Services Deutschland GmbH & Co. KG

  • Ireland, Dublin

The Tech Group Ireland

  • Israel, Ra'anana

Medimop Medical Projects, Ltd.

  • Roskilde, Denmark

West Engineering Denmark

  • Serbia, Kovin

West Pharmaceutical Services Beograd North America

  • Arizona, Phoenix

The Tech Group Phoenix

  • Arizona, Scottsdale

West - Corporate and Engineering Center

  • Arizona, Tempe

The Tech Group Tempe - East

  • Arizona, Tempe

The Tech Group Tempe - West

  • Florida, Clearwater

West Pharmaceutical Services, Inc.

  • Florida, St. Petersburg

West Pharmaceutical Services, Inc.

  • Indiana, Frankfort

The Tech Group Indiana

  • México, Cuernavaca

West Pharmaceutical Services México,S.A. de C.V.

  • México, Cuernavaca

Aluplast West Pharmaceutical Services México, S.A. de C.V.

  • México, Cuernavaca

Pharma-Tap West Pharmaceutical Services México, S.A. de C.V.

  • Michigan, Walker

The Tech Group Michigan

  • Nebraska, Kearney

West Pharmaceutical Services, Inc.

  • New Jersey, Washington

West Innovation Concepts

  • North Carolina, Kinston

West Pharmaceutical Services, Inc.

  • Pennsylvania, Jersey Shore

West Pharmaceutical Services, Inc.


  1. ^ a b c "Annual Report 2011" (PDF). West. Retrieved 29 February 2012. 
  2. ^ Armstrong, Mike (December 24, 2010). "PhillyInc: Comings and goings of local firms' HQs". Retrieved 29 August 2014. 
  3. ^ "Philly.Com: Top Workplaces". 
  4. ^ "Investigation Digest: Dust Explosion at West Pharmaceutical Services". U.S. Chemical and Safety Hazard Investigation Board. April 2005. Retrieved 2009-04-12. 
  5. ^ Thompson, Heather (August 1, 2005). "Acquisition Puts West Pharmaceuticals and The Tech Group on Same Page". MDDI Online. Retrieved 28 August 2014. 
  6. ^ "West Pharmaceutical buys Medimop for $41.8m". Globes. Retrieved 2014-08-28. 

External links

  • Official website

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