n 8 MARCH 2015 | PHARMACEUTICAL PROCESSING
n PHARMPRO. COM
Being competitive in today’s economic environ- ment requires vigilance, a will to succeed, and elivering 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,
its operational flexibility and technological expertise, and
the breadth of packaging services it offers to its customers
in a wide variety of segments of the healthcare industry.
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 real-
ized 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 compa-
Rayner says that the vision of Legacy was to have all the
same quality standards of pharmaceutical manufacturers.
Rayner 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 that a big pharma company would expect and require.”
Legacy’s entrepreneurial spirit has driven the company
since day one and has been a key ingredient to its growth,
Rayner says the company has doubled in size over the past
As a testament to its flexibility, Legacy packages products
for some of the largest suppliers of health care products in
For the retail sector, they package unit-of-use bottles and
compliance packs (more on that later) for some of the larg-
est retailers in the country. Legacy markets heavily to man-
ufacturers, 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 US government and
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 the customer.
Legacy Pharmaceutical Packaging offers a flexible and
customer-centric approach to pharmaceutical packaging
n By Mike Auerbach, Editor in Chief
n PHARMPRO. COM
Legacy uses a variety of PVC, foil and laminate materials in their high-speed blistering operations.