Platinum Press, Inc. (PPI) – a leading provider of healthcare packaging solutions for the pharmaceutical, medical device and animal care sectors specializing in labels, folding cartons, blister packaging, inserts/outserts and medication guides – is now a fully certified print packaging supplier for all Walgreens pharmacies.
To earn the quality assurance seal, PPI underwent a stringent program administered by Graphic Measures International (GMI), an organization that monitors and validates suppliers’ required process controls and ability to deliver consistent results for its vendors. This certification enables PPI to gain full approval as a print packaging supplier for Walgreen Co., which operates approximately 8,200 pharmacies nationwide.
“We are honored to be chosen by Walgreens to supply pharmaceutical packaging components for its pharmacies nationwide,” said Andrew Vale, Senior VP of Corporate Strategy and Development at Platinum Press. “The partnership ranks among Platinum Press’ largest to date, and will further strengthen our reputation as a premier provider of packaging solutions for the pharmaceutical industry.”
Meanwhile, Platinum Press is expanding in early 2015 with a new manufacturing facility in Pine Brook, New Jersey. Because many of PPI customers require the company’s packaging components for production plants in the NY/NJ area, the new space – which will provide duplicative services and products to supplement the company’s Grand Prairie, TX headquarters – will serve to reduce shipping costs and weather issues for its Northeastern customers. Platinum Press’ New Jersey facility also is expected to create 40 jobs.