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Ireland's Perigord Group first to achieve new quality standard

Perigord Group, a global artwork production agency has become the first company in Europe to be certified to PS 9000:2011 for software design and development.

PS9000:2011 has been developed by the Pharmaceutical Quality Group for suppliers of packaging materials and origination/artwork to the pharmaceutical industry.

In addition to software design and development, Perigord's PS9000:2011 accreditation also covers artwork services, lithographic and digital printing and direct mailing enabling them to offer a unique combined service package to the sector.

According to group's quality manager Suzanne Ivory, 'the introduction of artwork management software solutions coupled with innovative artwork services has been a game changer for the pharmaceutical & healthcare industry. At a time when pharmaceutical companies are competing more aggressively for market share, particularly in emerging markets, artwork management software leverages the inherent efficiencies of the internet in a new generation packaging solution that provides pharmaceuticals companies with greater cost efficiencies, reduced lead times and reduced risk of product recall.'

Perigord's flagship software product GLAMS is a web-based Artwork Management System that was developed to manage and streamline the artwork process from concept through to printing. It places total control over artwork in the customer's hands, enabling better management of costs and accelerating the customer's time to market.

GLAMS creates a central online storage area that accepts all files using recognised industry standards, to provide a single point of proof. The system allows all involved parties to participate directly in the labelling and packaging lifecycle to generate artwork in a unified tracking and management flow. GLAMS integrates with all aspects of the artwork life cycle according to and in compliance with relevant industry standards and the customer's specific needs.

The Perigord group now deliver global services from three artwork hubs, strategically located in Dublin, Connecticut and Singapore which enables them to deliver a 24/7 'follow the sun' service. Their range of artwork services include production & change management, design & creation, image retouching & manipulation, advert creation & digital distribution, automatic artwork generation and template creation and management.
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