The Horsens plant dates back to 1896 when A/S Schiønning & Arvé was founded as a manufacturer of rubber articles. Since 1928, the plant has produced pharmaceutical rubber, and for decades has specialized and developed know-how within this specific area. The Horsens plant was acquired by West in 1995. West Pharmaceutical Services Denmark A/S has developed an advanced technique for producing the multi-layered rubber and is producing specialty rubber and aluminum seals for the pharmaceutical industry.


Over the last 20 years the Horsens plant has seen steady growth and now employs over 230 people and continues to grow and develop. In 2019, the plant incorporated into its production capabilities the Westar® wash process, which is a high-value finishing for lined seals.

Westar® is a registered trademark of West Pharmaceutical Services, Inc., in the United States and other jurisdictions

West without Borders, Denmark

Since 2010, West in Horsens has raised kr. 155.200 through our West without Borders employee giving initiative, charities of choice include: 

  • Heart & Soul
  • Diabetesforeningen
  • Familier med kræftramte børn
  • Broen i Horsens
  • Østbasen in Horsens
  • Hospitalsklovnene 

West without Borders is not affiliated with Doctors Without Borders®, which is a registered service mark of Bureau International de Médecins San Frontières