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oliver healthcare packaging healthcare
www.oliverhcp.com / HQ: Grand Rapids, Mich. / Employees: 750 / Specialty: Medical packaging / Adam Vincent, director of global supply chain: "A lot of the same principles in supply chain remain the same, including the need to provide exceptional customer service and develop creative ways to help customers compete."

Perfect Packages
Oliver helps to ensure patient safety by delivering high-quality
packaging to the healthcare industry. By Alan Dorich
When patients undergo surgery, have a
medical issue, or need
medication, they do it
with the idea that the
tools, devices and mediADAM VINCENT
cation has been prodirector of global
supply chain
duced in a sterile, and
clean environment. As a
medical packaging manufacturer,
Oliver Healthcare Packaging plays
an important part in this process,
Director of Global Supply Chain
Adam Vincent says.
Based in Grand Rapids, Mich.,
Oliver provides flexible, sterile
packaging for products used in
the medical device, pharmaceutical, biologics, and drugs/device
markets. The company started operations in 1890 as a wood trimmer
and saw manufacturer.
"We then moved into bread slicing equipment and food packaging," Vincent explains, adding that
the company then added printing
and labeling technology. "That's
how we got into the flexible
packaging industry, and adhesive
coating technology."
In the 1960s, Oliver partnered
with DuPont™ to develop adhesive
coating technology for sterilizable medical device applications,
using DuPont Tyvek®. "With our
coating added, we have a superior
packaging solution that can stand
up under the most rigorous testing,
sterilization, distribution and storage requirements," Vincent says.

In 2008, Oliver merged with
Tolas Healthcare Packaging Corp.,
unifying as Oliver-Tolas Healthcare Packaging. But the company
took its current name, Oliver
Healthcare Packaging, earlier this
year, when it again acquired Mangar Medical Packaging.
Today, Oliver's products include
roll stock, die-cut lids, pouches,
and backer or mounting cards.
The company focuses primarily on
packaging for Class II and III medical devices and pharmaceutical
devices, which must be sterile and
manufactured in clean environments for use in the human body.
"Devices we provide packaging for

Working with clients such as
Johnson & Johnson, Beckton
Dickinson and Abbott, Oliver
connects patient safety to its
daily work.

includes cardiac catheterization
systems, implantable devices,
orthopedic tools and components,
and much more," Vincent says.
The company serves clients such
as Johnson & Johnson, Beckton
Dickinson and Abbott, with operations in the Americas, Europe and
Asia. "We have manufacturing facilities and office locations around
the globe to serve our customers, "
Vincent says.

Building a Team
A longtime veteran of the supply
chain world, Vincent joined Oliver
after working in the footwear
industry. "A lot of the same
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