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More Than One Billion Components to
Support COVID-19

Vaccines, Treatments and Diagnostics

1 Billion components to support COVID-19 vaccines, treatments, and diagnostics

WestRock Connects People to Products™ through fiber-based packaging. Our healthcare business serves customers across North America, Europe and Asia from over 50 strategically located manufacturing sites offering an unrivaled range of packaging solutions.

WestRock is supporting our healthcare customers with packaging solutions for COVID-19 vaccines, treatments and diagnostics.

These components include:

  • Folding cartons and multi-component kits
  • Specialty labels for vials and trays
  • Pharmaceutical literature
  • Product information brochures
  • Cold chain solutions for secondary packaging
  • Corrugated shipping containers

COVID-19 has given our purpose of connecting people to products a deeper meaning.

We stand alongside our customers—at a safe distance of course—as a reliable partner because together, we form a critical link in the global healthcare supply chain.

Thanks to our partnership approach with customers, today we are delivering on our promise of solutions on a global scale, supplying our full range of innovative folding cartons, labels and literature to healthcare industry leaders as they roll out these lifesaving vaccines, treatments and diagnostics.


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Reliable
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Reliable

Throughout the COVID-19 pandemic our healthcare team continues to be reliable — safeguarding our supply chain in unprecedented circumstances.

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Innovative
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Innovative

We are innovative — engineering a range of high-speed applications and easy-to-assemble multi-component packs for distributing diagnostic kits in massive quantities.

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Resourceful
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We are resourceful — sourcing and implementing specialty materials to withstand extreme temperatures for cold chain products.

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Committed
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And we are committed — rallying a global team to work 24/7 to safely deliver on the most important example of connecting people to products of our lifetime.

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We stand alongside our customers—at a safe distance of course—as a reliable partner because together, we form a critical link in the global healthcare supply chain.

Thanks to our partnership approach with customers, today we are delivering on our promise of solutions on a global scale, supplying our full range of innovative folding cartons, labels and literature to healthcare industry leaders as they roll out these lifesaving vaccines, treatments and diagnostics.


Partnership with Michigan State University

As Michigan State University (MSU) looked to welcome students back to campus in the Fall of 2020 they wanted to do everything they could to keep students, faculty and staff safe and healthy. The administrators launched a COVID-19 Early Detection Program that was designed to detect asymptomatic people through saliva testing and mitigate the spread of the virus.

WestRock partnered with the MSU School of Packaging to develop a customized, branded kit to support the Spartans’ Early Detection Program. As of January 2021, the lab had scaled up capacity to handle 15,000-20,000 samples per week.

Learn more about our partnership.

Custom COVID-19 Early Detection Kit

 About WestRock Healthcare

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We believe packaging can play a role in making healthcare more patient-centric, and we begin our innovation process with consumer insights. We partner with our customers to scale our innovations from design to manufacturing across an unmatched suite of packaging solutions. We also offer a full range of brand security, serialization, and passive and active connected packaging solutions that protect products, drive adherence and enhance patient experience.

While our team was delivering packaging solutions to fight the pandemic, we maintained our commitment to our customers whose products fight other diseases. We also continued to stay focused on the long-term health of our business, making investments in our facilities to improve our capabilities and efficiency.

Learn more about our healthcare capabilities.

Frontline for the Frontline

While the true healthcare heroes were on the front lines battling COVID-19, WestRock teammates were supporting them with packaging for the pharmaceutical products they needed to treat patients. WestRock teams from locations across North America, Europe and Asia came together to support our healthcare customers during the COVID-19 pandemic.

Our capabilities have been of service to our customers and our communities during these challenging times. WestRock is playing a role in supporting our customers and partnering with logistics experts, transportation providers, healthcare leaders and government stakeholders to ensure vaccines, treatments and diagnostics reach our communities. This just might have been the most important example of connecting people to products of our careers.

In addition to regular customer support, many WestRock sites donated additional time and supplies to help fight the pandemic.

Supporting Healthcare Heroes