About Us

Pharmapac has been designing, manufacturing and producing premium plastic packaging solutions for over 40 years. We serve clients all over the world in the pharmaceutical, medical, food, honey, nutritional and personal care industries.



Trading since 1979, Pharmapac is still owned and operated by the Hopwood family, ensuring that the original family values of exceptional quality and service continue to permeate everything we do.

Over the past four decades our processes and facilities have remained at the leading edge as we have steadily grown and expanded our plant’s capabilities and our specialist research, design, quality management and sustainability teams.

We now have three sites in Auckland which house our offices, production facility and distribution centres. The Pharmapac family has grown to over 60 staff members – many of whom have been with us for over 20 years!

Our point of difference is our commitment to improving the way packaging is designed and manufactured, and our ongoing involvement in sustainability forums. Everything we make is 100% fully recyclable and we’re working hard to create a circular economy.
Read more about our sustainability work and environmental accreditations.

Why Pharmapac

We don’t view our products simply as packaging solutions.

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Quality Management

The Pharmapac research and design staff include leading industry experts who ensure that we are completely up-to-date with all the latest technical advances, polymers, new innovations and cutting-edge developments in the plastics and packaging industry.

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Services & Capabilites

Because these processes do not go to another supplier or sub contractor, there are no additional costs – and we can keep a close eye on the quality of our products and the timelines we’re working toward. The end result is greater flexibility and variety in the type of packaging we can offer you.

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Our People

Pharmapac has a unique team of talented people with many years of combined plastics industry experience.

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Innovation & Design

Pharmapac has a unique team of talented people with many year of combined plastics industry experience.

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Customer Testimonials

Pharmapac specialises in producing exceptional packaging products, but it is our service that keeps our long-standing clients loyal. It is a pleasure and a privilege to work with such a diverse and admirable group of organisations, in New Zealand and around the world.

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Our history timeline


Pharmapac is established

Lance Hopwood establishes Pharmapac Limited. Working from his Bedford van at Takapuna beach carpark.


Pharmacy dispensary packaging

Pharmapac begins supplying the new Zealand pharmacy dispensary market after glass is phased out.


Pharmapac moves into the new premises

Pharmapac moves into the new premises at 88 Wairau road, Glenfield where we continue to run our distribution centre from


Honey Packaging

Pharmapac designs a premium, export quality range of packaging for the Honey industry with new innovations specifically for export conditions


CPP Tablet Bottles

Pharmapac launches the innovations of clarified polypropylene supplement packaging to combat challenging humidity conditions in exporting


Move to new plant

Pharmapac moves into our state of the art factory


Operation Clean Sweep

Pharmapac becomes operation clean sweep certified


Enviromark Bronze

Pharmapac begins our journey to EnviroMark Bronze with our first Audit


2025 Plastic Packaging declaration

Pharmapac signs up to the 2025 Plastic Packaging declaration


Toitu Enviromark Diamond certification

Pharmapac becomes the first packaging company in NZ to reach the highest level of Toitu Enviromark Diamond certification