Sartorius opens bioreactor production facility in Germany
GUXHAGEN, Germany — Sartorius, the Goettingen, Germany-based laboratory and pharmaceutical supplier, formally opened its new plant in Guxhagen in northern Hesse for the manufacture of bioreactors.
After approximately one year of construction, the new building was officially dedicated in the presence of the prime minister of the state government of Hesse, Volker Bouffier; the mayor of the community of Guxhagen, Edgar Slawik; as well as numerous guests from the local political and business community.
Approximately 18 million euros were invested in the plant at which Sartorius now manufactures bioreactors and further production equipment for customers in the biopharmaceutical industry. Covering a total area of nearly 10,000 square feet, the new building complex provides space for a high-tech manufacturing hall and offices for around 240 employees. The building owner is Robos GmbH, from which Sartorius has rented the premises in a long-term lease. By opening this new site in Guxhagen, Sartorius has moved from its former bioreactor production facility in Melsungen, Germany, where it had reached maximum capacity limits.
"The new plant enables us to substantially enhance our manufacturing processes and creates additional capacity for us in view of the rising demand for biopharmaceutical production equipment. As a result, we are optimally prepared for further expansion, especially for single-use bioreactors," said Joachim Kreuzburg, CEO and executive board chairman of Sartorius AG.