Being competitive in today’s economic environment requires vigilance, a will to succeed, and delivering products on time that save money, increase quality and
make your customers happy.
In the world of pharmaceutical contract services,
and specifically contract packaging many companies in this space are content to operate “as is”
with little thought to innovation, expansion and
seeking new opportunities.
Legacy Pharmaceutical Packaging, in St. Louis,
Missouri is different. The company is proud of
its entrepreneurial spirit, operational flexibility,
technological expertise and breadth of packaging
Legacy traces its roots back to 2003 and a 90,000
square foot facility located in St. Louis. At the time
the company’s packaging services were focused
on a little bit of everything. As the company progressed it began to define itself according to what
they were very good at: bottling, solid dosage packaging, blisterpackaging, pouching and a number of
secondary packaging operations.
According to Brad Rayner, the company’s
Executive Director, Sales and Marketing, Legacy
saw a niche and took advantage of it. “When the
company was started we realized there was a
niche, at the time there were several larger packaging companies that had great quality systems, but
lacked the flexibility and customer service pharma
companies needed.” Rayner says that the vision of
Legacy was to have all the same quality standards
of pharmaceutical manufacturers.
He adds, “We wanted to have the built-in flexibility that a contract packager needs, such as
high-speed bottle/blisterpackaging systems, visions
systems, checkweighers and to also have the capability of cartoning to meet the needs of the OTC
branded and generic markets, while maintaining
high-end quality systems.”
Legacy’s entrepreneurial spirit has driven the
company since day one and has been a key ingre-
dient to its growth, Rayner says the company has
doubled in size over the past three years.
As a testament to its flexibility, Legacy packages
products for some of the largest suppliers of health
care products in this country.
For the retail sector, they package unit-of-use bottles and compliance packs (more on that later) for
some of the largest retailers in the country. Legacy
markets heavily to manufacturers, whether it’s a
generic product, a brand name product, or even to
virtual companies. “They send bulk product to us
and we have extremely high-speed packaging lines
to package the product in a lot of different formats.”
The company also markets to the U.S. government
and wholesale organizations.
They accomplish all this through high speed bottle
packaging lines and state of the art blister lines in
their 190,000 square foot facility. This array of capabilities allows the company to efficiently package the
product in a manner that results in the best price for
SERVICING CUSTOMERS NIMBLY
One area of expertise that sets Legacy apart
from other contract packagers is its ability to work
with customers to design packages that meet their
goals, price points and timelines. In 2008 the com-
pany launched a unit-of-use bottle program with a
major retailer which also open the door to compli-
The team at Legacy looked at a lot of different
packaging options over the next few months and ac-
cording to Rayner there were a lot of good packs out
there, but the challenge was how to implement this
type of packaging at a price point that made sense.
Legacy partnered with Keystone Folding Box Co.
in NJ, to develop their concept and bring Ecoslide
Legacy Pharmaceutical Packaging offers a flexible and customer-centric approach to pharmaceutical packaging