Oliver Design LLC, a new business unit of Oliver Healthcare Packaging Company, a provider of global healthcare packaging, today announced the acquisition of Kansas City Design (KCD). KCD is a product and packaging design firm, having served customers in the life sciences industry since 2004 from their design center in Lambertville, NJ.
KCD has deep expertise in the design and development of complex packaging systems for pharmaceutical and biopharmaceutical therapies. Some of these therapies include cold form foil, blister packaging, prefilled syringes, autoinjectors, transdermal and microneedle patches, wearable devices, and other biomedical therapeutic applications.
“We are proud to introduce Oliver Design, previously Kansas City Design, to the industry,” said Michael Benevento, president & CEO of Oliver Healthcare Packaging Company. “Over the last 15 years, KCD has earned a reputation for their talented design team and creative approach to difficult packaging challenges. Through this acquisition, Oliver will offer investment and scalability to KCD, making their innovative solutions available to more customers in the biopharma industry as they develop critical patient therapies.”
Mark Foster, packaging industry veteran and the new general manager for Oliver Design, added, “KCD has become a preeminent product and packaging design firm. Their expertise in pharmaceutical and biopharmaceutical therapy applications has resulted in cutting-edge packaging solutions, which has radically improved patient wellness. Along with an experienced team and a passion to serve this market, KCD has a comprehensive array of prototyping and low volume production capabilities. I know I speak for the full team when I say that we are thrilled to work together as Oliver Design.”
William Arnold, founder of KCD, will remain at Oliver Design as the Creative Director. “We are proud of our success at KCD and all the work the team has done to support the industry and our customers,” said William Arnold. “Oliver Design presents tremendous opportunities for customers and this will be an exciting venture as we combine our design expertise with the breadth and depth of Oliver Design.”
Oliver Design will continue technical design and production capabilities, developing long-term plans that are focused on expanding their service offerings to both current and future customers.