With the goal to replace foreign imports, Pascal Medical has set up a facility in Dubna, Russia. On the floor of the 10,000-square-metre factory, a total of twelve Husky systems are in full operation.
Husky Injection Molding Systems, a leading industrial technology provider to the plastics processing community, has announced a strategic collaboration with Pascal Medical, which has purchased and installed twelve Husky systems. Pascal Medical has chosen Husky to be its partner in the creation of an innovative, technologically advanced product complex for the manufacture of sterile, disposable medical products.
Committed to becoming a leading player in the Russian market, Pascal Medical has been working in close partnership with Husky to set up its state-of-the-art facility in Dubna, Russia, with the goal of creating an industry-leading manufacturing organisation, capable of replacing foreign-import medical products with premium-quality domestic production. Currently focused on disposable syringes, the company plans to expand its product range in the future to include prefilled syringes, infusion and transfusion systems, catheters, vacuum blood collection systems, and parts for epidural anesthesia.
Husky has been involved in all aspects of the project, including the planning for a 10,000-square-metre factory, syringe design development, and the selection of assembling machines, clean room suppliers and even personnel. With its combination of proven system and machine platforms and the industry-leading precision of its medical tooling branded under the Schöttli banner, Husky is able to provide comprehensive, integrated system solutions for the manufacture of medical disposables. Working with a single-source supplier minimises operational risk for Pascal Medical, allowing the organisation to focus on producing the highest quality parts.
“We are thrilled to be working so closely with Pascal Medical as they complete the first stage of their project, and we look forward to continuing our partnership as they expand production lines and the range of injection-moulded products they offer,” said Robert Domodossola, Husky’s President of Medical and Specialty Packaging. As was the case for beverage packaging in Russia twenty years ago, currently there is very little local production of medical disposables.
Ensuring international quality standards
The Dubna facility opened and began production on 27 September 2017, with integrated Husky systems installed and producing quality parts. With the company's team of highly qualified professionals combining many years of experience, Pascal is looking at complete production cycles using premium equipment suppliers with the most advanced engineering technology in order to ensure strict compliance with both Russian and international quality standards.
“Our aim at Pascal Medical is to become a world-class supplier, producing the highest quality plastic medical applications. With Husky as a strategic partner in this effort, we feel confident in our ability,” said Alexander Fedorov, CEO of Pascal Medical. “We started construction on our state-of-the-art facility in July of 2016, and today the plant is open and fully operational. The expertise that Husky brings to the table in this industry is extremely valuable to us.”
Husky Injection Molding Systems is a global supplier of injection moulding equipment and services to the plastics industry. The company has more than 40 service and sales offices, supporting customers in over 100 countries, Husky states. The company's manufacturing facilities are located in Canada, the United States, Luxembourg, Austria, Switzerland, China, India and the Czech Republic.
Husky recently announced that it was taken over by Platinum Equity. Previously, the company belonged to the Boston-based private equity firm Berkshire Partners and Omers Private Equity, which acquired Husky in 2011. Founded in 1995 by Tom Gores, Platinum Equity is a global investment firm specialised in mergers and acquisitions.