Copley adds a new distributor in China

01 April 2020; Nottingham, UK: Copley Scientific, a global supplier of pharmaceutical testing equipment, has appointed Welch Materials Inc. as exclusive distributors for its complete portfolio of tablet, powder, suppository, and semisolids testing products. The appointment will bring customers in this vital region enhanced sales and support service delivered by dedicated, knowledgeable local experts. A well-established company with more than 17 years’ experience in the Chinese instrument market, Welch Materials is headquartered in Songjiang, Shanghai. The company has over 230 employees, with approximately 50% qualified to graduate/post-graduate level, and a sales network that extends across all provinces of China. Welch Materials’ leading position in the Chinese HPLC (High Pressure Liquid Chromatography) market makes them well-placed to support Copley customers across the pharmaceutical industry.

“China is a key market for us, and I’m delighted to announce the appointment of such a strong partner in the region,” said Mr Mark Copley, CEO of Copley. “Welch Materials has excellent product demonstration and training facilities at its headquarters in Songjiang, and equally importantly, an established team of scientists and engineers with highly relevant knowledge. We’re looking forward to working seamlessly with Welch Materials to bring the completely new product platform for pharmaceutical testing to customers across China.”

Copley’s new platform for pharmaceutical testing provides productive, cost-efficient solutions for routine analysis, including tablet dissolution, disintegration, friability, hardness and thickness testing. Extremely reliable and easy-to-use, these systems deliver excellent data quality at an accessible price. Welch Materials will sell and support the complete pharmaceutical testing range, along with Copley’s detergent testing products. The established Chinese partner for Copley’s globally renowned inhaler testing equipment remains unchanged.

“Copley has a compelling solution for customers looking for well-designed, reliable kit for day-to-day pharmaceutical testing and we’re committed to supporting it with exemplary customer service,” said Mr Copley. “The appointment of Welch Materials underlines that commitment and will deliver important benefits to our Chinese customers over the long term.”

CAPTION: Copley appoints leading analytical instrumentation company Welch Materials as distributor for tablet, powder, suppository, semisolid and detergent testing products in China


About Copley Scientific

Copley Scientific is widely recognised as the world’s leading manufacturer and supplier of inhaler test equipment and is a major provider of testing systems for other pharmaceutical dosage forms. The company also supplies equipment for detergent testing.

Copley’s pharmaceutical product range includes test equipment for all types of orally inhaled and nasal drug products – metered-dose inhalers, dry powder inhalers, nebulizers and nasal sprays – with a particular focus on solutions for delivered dose uniformity and aerodynamic particle size distribution measurement. It also includes testers for tablets (dissolution, disintegration, friability and hardness) capsules, powders, suppositories, semisolids and transdermals.

Used from R&D through to QC, this extensive range of equipment is supported by a full validation and aftersales service. Copley Scientific has offices in the UK and Switzerland and works in partnership with aerosol particle science experts MSP Corporation in North America; specialist distributors extend localised support across the world. This network provides expert help and training to every customer, directly enhancing the application of all Copley products.