West Pharmaceutical Services

West Pharmaceutical Services, Inc.
Traded as NYSE: WST
Industry Medical devices
Founded 1923
Headquarters Exton, Pennsylvania, United States
Key people
Eric Green (CEO)
Revenue Increase US $1.192 billion (2011)[1]
Increase US $109.6 million (2011)[1]
Increase US $75.5 million (2011)[1]
Number of employees
6,300 (2011)
Website www.westpharma.com

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 Philly.com 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

Denmark, Roskilde

West Engineering Denmark

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.

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

Pennsylvania, Lititz

West Pharmaceutical Services, Inc.

Pennsylvania, Upper Darby

West Pharmaceutical Services, Inc.

Pennsylvania, Williamsport

The Tech Group

Puerto Rico, Cayey

The Tech Group Puerto Rico

Texas, Athens

West Advanced Injection Systems

South America

Brazil, São Paulo

West Pharmaceutical Services Brasil Ltda.


  1. 1 2 3 "Annual Report 2011" (PDF). West. Retrieved 29 February 2012.
  2. Armstrong, Mike (December 24, 2010). "PhillyInc: Comings and goings of local firms' HQs". Philly.com. Retrieved 29 August 2014.
  3. "Philly.Com: Top Workplaces".
  4. "Investigation Digest: Dust Explosion at West Pharmaceutical Services" (PDF). 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.

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