FOR IMMEDIATE RELEASE
Elizabeth and Aylward Sign Joint Marketing Agreement
Reinforcing Position as Leaders in Dedicated Blister Feed Systems
McKeesport, PA / New Bern, NC -‐ October 15, 2015 -‐ Elizabeth Carbide Die Company, Inc. and Aylward Enterprises, LLC announced today they have signed a joint marketing agreement. This will provide the global pharmaceutical packaging industry with an expanded product offering including both Aylward’s and Elizabeth’s patented dedicated blister feed system technologies.
Scott Koehler, Elizabeth’s Vice President, Sales and Marketing comments; “we are very pleased to collaborate with Aylward to deliver even higher value solutions to our global customers. Aylward and Elizabeth each draw upon rich legacies of exemplary customer service and technical leadership. I am confident and excited to see what we produce jointly going forward.”
Jonathan Rockman, Aylward’s President and CEO believes “this is a wonderful opportunity to offer our customers additional options to improve blister production efficiencies with its unique Combination Feeder. Elizabeth is a fantastic company and when we first met Elizabeth’s US and European management teams, we didn’t hesitate to form this partnership.”
About Elizabeth: Headquartered in McKeesport, Pennsylvania, Elizabeth designs, manufactures and sells compression tooling, rotary presses, and replacement parts and services for compacting compressible materials, as well as blister packaging feeders and format parts, and encapsulation machine replacement parts. Its competency center for blister packaging technologies is located in Blois, France.
About Aylward: With its US headquarters in New Bern, North Carolina and its European headquarters in Riedlingen, Germany Aylward invented the dedicated tablet and capsule frame and feed system for blister machines and is the leading supplier of this technology to the world’s major pharmaceutical and consumer health companies. Its other product lines include the industry’s only 100% count accurate Tablet Counter/Filler technology and the TabletProof 360 tablet and capsule vision inspection system.
Elizabeth Carbide and Die, Co.
VP, Sales and Marketing
Aylward Enterprises, LLC
President & CEO