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ACG Worldwide Backgrounder


ACG Worldwide is a global leader in solid dosage delivery systems. It is one of only a few companies in the world that offers complete, end-to-end solutions by providing everything from empty capsules, to encapsulating machines, to packaging films, blister packing machines, cartoning machines, tablet compression systems, tablet tooling and on-line inspection systems.

ACG has served pharmaceutical companies around the world for more than 40 years. It has established itself as a strong, research-based global player with a wide portfolio of products with cutting edge technologies. ACG has expanded its expertise through strategic alliances with industry leaders such as Honeywell, Theegarten-Pactec.

ACG, which was founded in 1964, is a privately held company headquartered in Mumbai, India. It has subsidiaries in Brazil, China, Indonesia, Europe and the United States, employing more than 2,700 people. ACG exports products to more than 100 countries.

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ACG Companies:

ACG comprises group companies that strategically complement each other in providing solid dosage delivery solutions to the pharmaceutical, OTC and dietary supplement industries. This allows ACG to support its customers at every step of the manufacturing and packaging process.

ACG-Korsch is a joint venture between ACG Worldwide and KORSCH AG, Germany, to jointly develop and produce tablet compression systems that will be manufactured by ACG and marketed in India and select international markets.

ACG Associated Capsules is one of the world's largest producers of empty hard gelatin and cellulose (HPMC) capsules. The company is known for its precision in manufacturing and intensive in-process controls, and is reinforced by rigorous statistical techniques and analysis. All systems comply with ISO 9001:2000, DMF and WHO standards. Continuous quality improvement is pursued through a Quality Assurance Program that insures consistency, uniformity and conformance to specifications. The capsules plants have been inspected by the U.S. FDA and have been certified to meet their guidelines for manufacturing.

ACG Lukaps is a leading manufacturer of two-piece hard capsules in Central Europe and a major supplier for leading pharmaceutical companies in Europe, including Russia. This acquisition of ACG has brought it closer to the European customers ensuring better service and quicker deliveries.

ACG manufactures highly efficient and cost-effective blister packing and cartoning machines. The ACG range of machines includes those for packing PVC Alu and Alu Alu blister types.

ACG is a pioneer in high moisture barrier, pharma grade PVdC coated PVC films in India. It provides a complete range of high-quality barrier packaging films for pharmaceutical applications. The ACG range of products includes the ultimate high barrier Aluminum Cold Forming Blister Foil that is marketed in collaboration with Alcan Packaging, a global leader in the field. In collaboration with Honeywell, ACG markets the extremely high barrier range of Aclar barrier laminates.

ACG manufactures the world's widest range of capsule filling, sorting, inspection, handling and de-blistering machines. The product range includes automatic, semi-automatic and manually operated machines to meet different production and commercial requirements.

ACG AJAS provides quality solutions in tablet tooling for the pharmaceutical industry supplying tablet tools in a wide variety of complex shapes and sizes.

ACG Inspection manufacturers high tech camera systems to provide effective in-line monitoring of processes and products ensuring flawless product quality at the end of the manufacturing process

ACG Products:

ACG started as a manufacturer of hard gelatin capsules in 1960. Today, ACG offers its customers in the pharmaceutical, OTC and dietary supplement industries a complete solution with a full range of products and services.

  • Capsules
  • Capsule Fillers
  • Barrier Packaging Machines
  • Barrier Films
  • Cartoning Machines
  • Tablet presses & Tooling
  • Consumer Goods Packaging
  • End-of-the-line Solutions
  • Integrated Line Solutions
  • Productivity Enhancing Equipment
  • R&D & lab models
  • Special purpose equipment

Commitment to Research:

ACG's ongoing commitment to research has played a major role in establishing the company as a worldwide leader and maintaining its growth.

SciTech Centre, the group's 50,000 sq. ft. R & D Center in the heart of Mumbai, is a government recognized research institution. Over the last 25 years, it has been actively engaged in research in the areas of dosage form development including pharmaceutical engineering, and research in delivery systems


ACG North America Backgrounder


ACG North America LLC is the U.S. subsidiary of ACG Worldwide. Headquartered in Plainfield, New Jersey, ACG North America offers pharmaceutical, OTC and dietary supplement companies a full range of capsules, blister packing films, and machines - capsule fillers, tablet presses and tooling, blister packing and cartoning.

ACG has been selling its products in North America since 1999. For the past decade, the company has marketed its capsules under the Universal Capsules brand and its machines under the PAM USA brand, selling to hundreds of North American companies and building a reputation for quality and technical excellence at cost effective pricing.

ACG North America was established to reinforce ACG's commitment to the North American market and to better serve the U.S., Canada and Mexico. The full range of products is now sold under the ACG North America brand, although the quality and consistency associated with Universal Capsules and PAM products remains the same.

ACG North America will serve its customers with more local offices, more sales and technical support and a broader line of modern, updated products for the pharmaceutical, OTC and dietary supplement industries. The company has added a toll-free number (877-618-3344) to make it easier to reach ACG's expanded customer service team and launched a new Website,

ACG North America can respond to all segments of capsule users. In addition to the support the subsidiary receives from the company's world-class Indian operations, the company maintains five climate-controlled warehouses to maintain and store capsules for our customers and stores more than 3,000 machine spare parts at its warehouse in New Jersey. In addition, the U.S. operation offers on-going technical consultation and trouble shooting by our experienced engineers and product specialists.


ACG North America's U.S. offices are located in New Jersey, Indiana, South Carolina and Utah; its Canadian office is in Montreal; and its Mexican offices are located in Mexico City and Guadalajara. ACG has warehouses in California, Florida, New Jersey, New York, Utah, Montreal, Vancouver and Mexico City.


  • Capsules

ACG North America offers a full range of empty hard capsules to its customers in a full range of sizes and colors. The company is known for its precision in manufacturing and intensive in-process controls, which are reinforced by rigorous statistical techniques and analysis.

  • Ezeefit capsules: Hard gelatin capsules available in 11 sizes from 000 to 5. They are available in a range of colors and will support many types of printing. The consistent, high quality of Ezeefit capsules enables fast and problem-free encapsulation on high speed machines.
  • Naturecaps: High performance, versatile HPMC capsules available in a wide range of sizes. They are naturally transparent and are available in a wide range of colors. They are manufactured using an inert cellulose and are ideal for moisture sensitive formulations because of their low moisture content.
  • Flofit: These capsules offer enhanced bioavailability and improved stability for liquid filling. They are available in a variety of colors and sizes.
  • Clinicaps: These two-piece gelatin capsules are specifically designed to help companies carry out double blind studies during clinical trials by masking the placebo in a suitable form.
  • Brandshield 4C: Capsules using this printing effect feature a unique, circular oriented, four-color printing technology pioneered by ACG. This printing technique helps companies retain brand identity.
  • Pearlz Capsules: capsules with a shiny pearl finish.
  • Marine capsules: These capsules are manufactured from Kosher certified fish gelatin. They have a low vapor transmission rate, low oxygen permeability, and excellent clarity.
  • Capsule Fillers

ACG manufactures the world's widest range of capsule filling machines. The company's product range includes automatic, semi-automatic and manually operated machines to meet different production and commercial requirements.

ACG machines are based on both dosater and tamping principles, to suit all kinds of formulation needs.

Our capsule filling machines are manufactured at a sophisticated plant in Mumbai (Bombay) where our dedicated R & D team provides continuous improvement in quality and productivity. Our plant and machinery conform to ISO 9001 and UKAS quality standards.

  • Tablet Presses & Tooling

Tabletting machines are an essential component for manufacturing oral solid dosage formulation and ACG manufactures tabletting machines that support precision manufacturing and providing highly uniform results while minimizing dependency on operator skill.

All ACG North America tablet presses are fully compliant with required pharmaceutical documentation.

ACG offers power-packed yet precise tooling for their high-speed tabletting machines. The tooling types are D, B, BB and BBs.

  • Packaging Machines

ACG manufactures highly efficient and cost-effective blister packing and cartoning machines. These machines are highly reliable, flexible, can be easily upgraded to enhance output and automation, and have a high output to price ratio. Plant and machinery conform to ISO 9001 process specifications and UKAS quality standards.

  • Barrier Films

ACG manufactures a complete range of high quality barrier-packaging films for the pharmaceutical, OTC and dietary supplement industries including calendared PVC film, PETG, Barex, PVdC coats and produces complex laminates.

ACG's state-of-the-art plant is IS0 9002 certified and maintains the cGMP standards required for the pharmaceutical industry. The facility complies with global compliance standards and DMF preference for all products. We provide comprehensive documentary support to our clients to enable their products to comply with FDA regulations.

ACG uses the latest technologies for testing, developing and quality-assuring packaging materials and offers the most comprehensive range of blister packing products in the world. Our products ensure a high degree of quality conformance. ACG has built an extensive knowledge base for the selection of appropriate packaging solutions for any given application. We encourage clients to share details of their packaging challenges so that we may offer advice regarding the most appropriate packaging material.