About Us

Dedicated Global Pharmaceutical Solutions

Origin offers customers a remarkable range of versatile packaging solutions that respond to the unique needs of the global pharmaceutical marketplace. With our division that contains experts in materials which shield and protect a pharmaceutical preparations integrity, we facilitate our customer’s vision to succeed by providing a wide scope; from concept design through to market solutions, supported by extensive global resources.

Our centre of clinical excellence offers both strategic production and supply chain performance. Origin was established over 55 years ago and now operate globally from our dedicated Pharmaceutical Packaging, Logistics & Innovation Centre. We engage in the design, manufacture, and consolidated supply of pharmaceutical packaging, partnering with licence holders and CMOs.

The critical outcomes of a compliant and effective packaging continually remind us of the importance of a consistent and integrated approach to our work. As a sponsor of the pharmaceutical supply chain, complementing the colossal impact of life science companies worldwide, our close relationship with drug manufacturers, healthcare institutions, and consumers alike gives perpetual clarity to our key deliverables.

Potential Child Ingestions Prevented

40m Potential Child Ingestions Prevented

Primary Packaging Pieces Produced Last Year

1 Billion Primary Packaging Pieces Produced Last Year

Ground Breaking Devices Created For Launch

2 Ground Breaking Devices Created For Launch

Global Locations

19 Global Locations

*Numbers from 2017

History of Origin

Origin was established over 55 years ago, based out of our dedicated Pharmaceutical Packaging, Logistics & Innovation Centre. Origin, design, manufacture pharmaceutical packaging and partner with licence holders and CMOs.

The critical outcomes of compliant and effective packaging continually remind us of the importance of a consistent and integrated approach to our work. As a sponsor of the pharmaceutical supply chain, complementing the colossal impact of Life Science companies worldwide, our close relationship with drug manufacturers, healthcare institutions and consumers alike gives perpetual clarity to our key deliverables.

Since our inception in 1963 when Stanley Holmes left his pharmacist career to improve the availability of drugs packaging to the environment he left, our focus has been continually refined to support the creation of entirely effective packaging solutions underpinned by a robust supply chain and outstanding client services activity.

When delivering each healthcare packaging project – whether a new product development or a bespoke supply chain solution – our proposals concentrate on innovation, assurance of supply, quality, cost, and flexibility. All key attributes of the solution our clients deserve.

  • Established by qualified pharmacist Stanley Holmes to supply chemist sundries and dispensary packaging

  • Expansion into new market areas: Pharmaceutical Manufacturers and Aromatherapy

  • Re-located to new purpose built premises at Trinity Street, Hull

  • Chemist sundries business sold from Nekem – Nekem focused on bottles and closures

  • Due to successful development of the business the plastic bottle division is sold

  • Investment into automatic capping of tablet bottles

  • The ‘Packaging for Pharmacy’ business is split from Nekem and re-branded as Paragon – Nekem is then sold to the Lendlock Group

  • Origin moves to new purpose-built freehold premises at Melton (outskirts of Hull), East Yorkshire

  • Pharma Supply Chain Solution Born

  • HP3 was Launched Globally: Hybrid Pharma Packaging Partner was born from seeing the frustrations pharmaceutical organisations come across in the packaging supply chain. From concept to completion, HP3 has dramatically reduced time and cost, meanwhile increasing unprecedented speed to market.

  • New York and London office open

  • Child Reading SmartX

    Exhibited at the largest pharmaceutical exhibition in the world, CPhI Worldwide for the second year running – in Frankfurt, Germany. Offically launching SmartX, Tamper Evident, Child Resistant Tablet Box.

Bringing Healing Home

Origin’s anchorage is ‘Bringing Healing Home’, and at every opportunity we will ensure that every piece of work from pharmaceutical packaging manufacturing, to distribution supports the clinical processes to guarantee safety for the end user.

In every project we deliver, whether a custom project for a large pharmaceutical business, to working with an independent pharmacist, we will ensure safety for the international population.

We are passionate about health, well-being, and making sure that we support the drive towards a healthier world. We will continually improve the pharmaceutical supply chain through our expertise, knowledge, and the ability to enhance the supply quality of pharmaceutical primary packaging.

To ‘Bring Healing Home’ is a purpose to which the entire organisation connects, a responsibility to which we all mutually commit. As inherent stakeholders in the community we serve, pharmacists, family members, parents, and associates combine to create a highly motivated team, determined to fulfil the promise made, and make the impact promised.