VALLEY FORGE, Pa., Sept. 13 AmerisourceBergen TechnologyGroup (ABTG), a unit of AmerisourceBergen Corporation, today celebrated theGrand Opening of its new facility in Buffalo Grove, Illinois, with aribbon-cutting ceremony led by local dignitaries. The relocation of ABTG'soperations and 180 employees from Vernon Hills, Illinois to the new facilitywill provide increased space for research and development as well asstate-of-the-art product showrooms for its pharmacy automation systems.
"Our new Buffalo Grove facility reinforces our commitment to providingworld-class pharmacy automation and continuously improving the quality of ourproducts and services," said Pete Gilbert, Group Vice President of Operationsfor AmerisourceBergen Technology Group.
The ribbon-cutting ceremony participants included U.S. Representative MarkKirk, State Representative Kathleen Ryg, and Buffalo Grove City Manager BillBrimm.
The AmerisourceBergen Technology Group partners with pharmacies to improveefficiency through technology. Across all pharmacy markets and sizes, ABTGcustom-designs solutions with advanced pharmacy automation, prescriptionfulfillment and distribution systems.
AmerisourceBergen is one of the world's largest pharmaceutical servicescompanies serving the United States, Canada and selected global markets.Servicing both pharmaceutical manufacturers and healthcare providers in thepharmaceutical supply channel, the Company provides drug distribution andrelated services designed to reduce costs and improve patient outcomes.AmerisourceBergen's service solutions range from pharmacy automation andpharmaceutical packaging to reimbursement and pharmaceutical consultingservices. With more than $64 billion in annual revenue, AmerisourceBergen isheadquartered in Valley Forge, PA, and employs more than 11,500 people.AmerisourceBergen is ranked #29 on the Fortune 500 list. For more information,go to www.amerisourcebergen.com.
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