Gerresheimer buys plastic vials and closures maker Centor


Gerresheimer (Düsseldorf, Germany), a supplier of glass and plastic products to the pharmaceutical and medical device industries, has announced the acquisition of Centor (Perrysburg, OH) in a cash deal valued at $725 million. It has reached an agreement with Nemera Development S.A. to acquire 100% of the shares of Centor, a leading manufacturer of plastic vials and closures for oral drugs in the U.S. prescription retail market.

Centor manufactures the industry-standard Screw-Loc child-resistant package and the 1-Clic vial, which emits an audible click to ensure proper closing. The deal will expand Gerresheimer's footprint in the U.S. pharma packaging market.

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