Vetter Launches Temperature-Controlled Storage Operations
Part of the special news roundup of DCAT member companies for the DCAT Week ’17 Special Edition of DCAT Value Chain Insights (April 5, 2017)
Vetter, a Ravensburg, Germany-headquartered contract development and manufacturing organization for aseptic filling, and final packaging of injectables, began operations in its expanded visual inspection and logistics center in Ravensburg. The company invested approximately EUR 100 million ($107 million) to expand this center to combine capacity for final product inspection and logistics in one site. With the expansion, Vetter now has more than double the capacity for quality-control, cold-storage, and room-temperature storage.
The expanded center, referred to as Ravensburg Vetter West, is located on approximately 50,000 square meters of floor space and has a 35,000-pallet warehouse capacity for storing pharmaceuticals in refrigeration or room temperature conditions. The capacities for chest freezers, incubation chambers, and constant-climate chambers have also been increased as have the visual inspection capacities of filled units which can be realized in either manual or automatic mode.
The center also contains a support materials warehouse with corresponding safety installations as well as a new packaging-check laboratory and the company’s central archive. The number of office workspaces was also increased. By the end of 2017, Vetter will relinquish its existing Holbeinstrasse, Germany site for visual inspection and logistics. The employees and departments at the Holbeinstrasse site will gradually be relocated to Ravensburg Vetter West, resulting in a working staff of approximately 800 employees.