In an event at its new branch office attended by key customers and business associates, Vetter's senior management representatives presented the company's service portfolio along with its growth strategy for South Korea and the Asia Pacific (APAC) region.
In addition, attendees were introduced to Michael Yi, who will manage the office in his role as Business Development Manager for Vetter Pharma International GmbH, South Korea. Yi, who is based in Songdo, has pharmaceutical experience in responsible business development roles at several companies. He reports to Chervee Ho in her role as Director, Key Account Management, Asia Pacific.
During Vetter's customer event in the new branch office: Jong Hyun Kim, Director Supply Chain Management Department at Celltrion (third from left) with Vetter's Chervee Ho, Peter Soelkner, Michael Yi and Oskar Gold. Photo source: Vetter Pharma International GmbH
A rapidly growing local economy, combined with a regulatory environment conducive to the industry, is a strong incentive for doing business in the country. And, because the population is ageing rapidly with corresponding needs for adequate medication, South Korea demonstrates strong commitment to the pharmaceutical market through investing and supporting campaigns in R&D that contribute to innovative healthcare products. With its branch office, Vetter is well positioned to support its existing South Korean business as well as that of new local and global customers, helping them to meet stringent development, manufacturing and packaging requirements of their injectable drugs.
"As a leading contract and development manufacturing organisation in pre-filled drug delivery systems with a vast amount of experience in business development, we are well aware that being physically close to our customers and their ongoing projects is one of the keys to good client relationships," said Vetter Managing Director Peter Soelkner.
Added Oskar Gold, Vetter's Senior Vice President Key Account Management, Marketing/Corporate Communications and Customer Project Management: "Our event today acts as an additional signal of our strategy to build on our local presence and activities in this market."Javier Camposano, Celltrion's Managing Director for Drug Product, said: "Vetter's entry into the Korean pharmaceutical market represents an important recognition of the progress our nation has made in this segment. South Korean companies such as ours are in need of the services Vetter offers, to help us bring our innovative products to local and global markets. With its long history of qualitative resources, combined with its state-of-the art technology, Vetter can support us in competing on a level playing field and achieving our goals on a global scale. We wish Vetter a successful future in Korea."