Vanga Products Receives OSSE Certification

Vanga Products (a division of Alpha Packaging) received its OSSE certification in 2014 and is one of the companies which will be honoured at the 2015 OSSE Awards Gala to be held in Burnaby on April 29.

The company was presented with their certificate by FIOSA-MIOSA on Thursday, January 29, 2015.

In 1974, a tool and die maker by the name of Gerry VanGaalen established Vanga Products, a mold production shop dedicated to supplying plastic containers to customers in Western Canada. After more than three decades of continual growth and innovation, Vanga now manufactures 82 million plastic containers per year for the pharmaceutical, nutraceutical household chemical and food markets throughout North America.

Company Background

In 2007 Vanga Products moved into a brand new 60,000 square foot facility, including a state-of-the-art 20,000 square foot manufacturing area, they have become the bottle manufacturer of choice for customers looking for the best in quality, service and pricing.

In 2012 Vanga Products was purchased by Alpha Packaging becoming the 9th manufacturing plant within the Alpha group in North America.  Shortly after the purchase, more warehouse space was added for a new total of 100,000 square feet.

Customers can be assured that we have faithfully maintained our ability to be fast and flexible, regardless of order volumes, custom needs, or time sensitive requests.  “Our commitment to quality is second to none. We guarantee that we produce only the highest quality bottles.  We strive for quality in everything we do and throughout every facet of the manufacturing process. Be assured that we use only the highest quality resins, we strictly adhere to cGMP standards and we are Drug Master certified for Canada and the US.”

Special recognition must go to Karen Streed who was instrumental in developing Vanga’s Safety program and in leading the team in their efforts to accomplish the OSSE goal.


OSSE is BC’s solution for manufacturers seeking a comprehensive health and safety management system. Using a ‘best practices’ approach, in cooperation with WorkSafeBC, FIOSA-MIOSA is proud to offer significant financial rewards for successful completion of the OSSE Journey.

The program promotes equally the concept of managing health and safety with other components necessary for a successful business such as profitability and productivity.