History

Our history – providing high-quality components, devices, and services to the pharmaceutical industry for nearly 50 years.

Gemi Metallwarenfabrik is established in Berlin

Gemi Metallwarenfabrik is establish in Berlin and will eventually move to Marsberg, Germany. Gemi will join the Heitkamp and Thumann Group in 1978 eventually be renamed as H&T Presspart Marsberg.

Presspart Manufacturing is founded in Blackburn, Lancashire

Gemi Metallwarenfabrik is establish in Berlin and will eventually move to Marsberg, Germany. Gemi will join the Heitkamp and Thumann Group in 1978 eventually be renamed as H&T Presspart Marsberg.

Sister company, Decopart, is founded

Decorpart, the sister company of Presspart, is founded in 1977 in Nelson, Lancashire. Decorpart specialises in the manufacture of deep-drawn components for the cosmetic industry.

H&T Group acquires Gemi

Decorpart, the sister company of Presspart, is founded in 1977 in Nelson, Lancashire. Decorpart specialises in the manufacture of deep-drawn components for the cosmetic industry.

Presspart and Decorpart are awarded the Queen’s Award for Export Achievement

Presspart and Decopart are awarded the prestigious Queens Award for Export Achievement for excelling at international trade in the Queen’s Awards for Enterprise programme. The awards are the highest official UK award a British business can win.

Presspart and Decorpart are sold to Rockware Group plc

Rockware Group PLC purchase Presspart Blackburn and Decorpart.

BTR purchases Rockware Group

Rockware Group PLC purchase Presspart Blackburn and Decorpart.

Presspart Inc. is established at Cary, North Carolina

Presspart establishes Presspart Inc., based in North Cary, North Carolina, in the United States of America, to support the company’s growth in the key markets of North and South America.

Management buy-out of all three companies (Presspart, Presspart Inc., and Decorpart)

Presspart establishes Presspart Inc., based in North Cary, North Carolina, in the United States of America, to support the company’s growth in the key markets of North and South America.

H&T Group acquires Presspart

The Heitkamp and Thumann Group, a family owned global Group of companies based in Dusseldorf, Germany acquires Presspart Manufacturing Ltd. The Heitkamp and Thumann Group is a family of twenty companies specialising in the supply of World Class Precision Formed Components.

Presspart Medical is founded in Heerlen, Holland

Presspart acquires Nemo in Tarragona, Spain. Nemo manufacture MDI Actuators and dispensers

Presspart further strengthened its position as a leading manufacturer of MDI components with the acquisition of Nemo, based in Tarragona, Spain, who are a major manufacturer of injection-moulded components for the pharmaceutical industry including MDI actuators and healthcare dispensers.

Presspart launches its revolutionary plasma process technology for coating and treating the internal surfaces of MDI cans

Presspart opens its Inhalation Product Technology Centre – an industry first

Presspart created the Inhalation Product Technology Centre (IPTC) R&D facility to support the strategic objectives of Presspart, and those of our pharmaceutical customers in the respiratory drug delivery market. IPTC’s core focus is supporting the development of new devices and components, developing new products, and analytical support.

Presspart introduces the Quantum dose indicator system to the MDI market

Presspart launch the Quantum dose indicator to the market, which is the first on-can MDI end-of-life indication solution, ensuring patients don’t run out of their medication. Quantum also offers patients treatment monitoring and compliance management through an optional smartphone app.

Presspart Manufacturing rebrands as H&T Presspart

Following a change to the organisational structure of the Heitkamp & Thumann Group, and to underline Presspart’s membership of the H&T Group, Presspart is rebranded as H&T Presspart.

H&T Presspart introduces the eMDI – the first market-ready, fully embedded, connected MDI

H&T Presspart’s eMDI powered by Coheroe Health’s BreatheSmart app improves patients’ adherence to medication doses, encourages self-care, and helps health professionals maintain real-time monitoring.

H&T Presspart launches the PowdAir Plus capsule-based dry-powder inhaler

H&T Presspart’s eMDI powered by Coheroe Health’s BreatheSmart app improves patients’ adherence to medication doses, encourages self-care, and helps health professionals maintain real-time monitoring.