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.
West has been ranked a 'Top Workplace' in the Greater-Philadelphia area by Philly.com in 2010, 2011, and 2012.
On January 29, 2003, an accumulation of combustible polyethelene powder caused an explosion at a West rubber-manufacturing plant in Kinston, North Carolina.
In 2005, West acquired The Tech Group, Scottsdale, Ariz. and Medimop Medical Projects Ltd., Ra’anana, Israel.
England, St. Austell
France, Le Nouvion
Florida, St. Petersburg
New Jersey, Washington
North Carolina, Kinston
Pennsylvania, Jersey Shore
Pennsylvania, Upper Darby
Puerto Rico, Cayey
Brazil, São Paulo