EXTON, Pa., June 20, 2013 /PRNewswire/ -- Today, representatives from West Pharmaceutical Services, Inc. (NYSE: WST), will celebrate the company's 90th anniversary by ringing the closing bell at the New York Stock Exchange. The closing ceremony at the stock exchange commemorates West's long history of working side-by-side with top pharmaceutical, biotechnology and medical device companies around the globe to solve the challenges of delivering life-changing therapies safely and effectively to patients.
"As we commemorate our company's 90th year of serving healthcare markets, we look back with pride on the role West has played helping deliver drugs safely to patients around the world," said Donald E. Morel, Jr., Ph.D., Chairman and CEO. "West has been listed on the New York Stock Exchange since 1980 and we are honored to participate in the closing ceremony."
Since West's founding in 1923 by Herman O. West, collaboration and innovation have been in the company's DNA. West works with its customers to understand their products, processes, quality and regulatory requirements in order to design and produce standard-setting components and innovative safety and administrative delivery systems. As a result, roughly 100 million West components are used each day in homes, hospitals and other healthcare settings around the world.
West recently completed construction on a new, state-of-the-art headquarters facility in Exton, Pa., has completed its second facility in China and is building its first facility in India.
In addition to the company's dedication to life-saving therapies, West has made active philanthropy a corporate priority. Each year, West employees donate time and money for charities around the world with an emphasis on organizations dedicated to caring for children in the communities where West employees live and work.
West works side-by-side with its healthcare partners from concept to the patient, designing and manufacturing packaging, diagnostic and delivery systems that promote the efficiency, reliability and safety of their products. Every day, West is leading the way with cutting-edge technologies and quality systems, a thorough understanding of global regulatory compliance, and an unmatched and growing knowledge base of relevant pharmaceutical product testing, development and packaging. Based in Exton, Pa., West supports its customers from sales, manufacturing, customer support and research and development locations in North and South America, Europe, Asia and Australia. Established in 1923, West's 2012 sales were $1.3 billion.
Visit West online at http://www.westpharma.com and follow West on Twitter: http://www.twitter.com/WestPharma.
Kristin Villiotte/Kirsten Swenson
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