GETINGE, Sweden, April 4, 2011 /PRNewswire/ -- Getinge is currently carrying out an extensive campaign to enhance its customer offering within the Life Science industry by establishing an effective expertise centre at the Getinge plant.
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The manufacture of sterilizers for the Life Science industry are already based in Getinge, while production equipment for pharmaceutical water and other clean water products has been produced in Denmark.
"By bringing all operations - product development, purchasing, quality, production and documentation - together in one place, we create a cohesive and more logical unit, which, in a more efficient manner, meets our customers' stringent demands on hygiene, safety and documentation," says Peter Ljungkvist, Managing Director at Getinge Water Systems A/S in Denmark.
Safety, safety, safety
In recent months, Getinge has built up an entirely new production facility for the manufacturing of our various clean water products. Considering that these products are used, for instance, to produce clean water for various types of injection fluids, it is no big surprise that the concept of safety receives maximum attention.
All materials in the facility have been selected to guarantee top hygiene levels; the air is inspected to make sure that both temperature and air humidity are optimal, and all tools are specifically labeled. Precision is reflected in every item and covers all stages in the operations: production, construction, purchasing and documentation.
Testing together with our customers
Before the final products are delivered, full-scale testing is always carried out on the equipment in cooperation with our customers, using so-called Factory Acceptance Tests (FAT). The new production division includes, therefore, special facilities for advanced testing.
Rigorously planned move
At the turn of the year, an extensive and rigorously planned relocation of production and expertise from the plant in Denmark was undertaken. The process, which has been performed without any interuption to ongoing business has now been concluded.
First major customer order in October
"The next milestone is when we deliver our first real major order to the Indonesian pharmaceutical manufacturer, Biofarma," says Peter Ljungkvist. The delivery to Biofarma includes, for instance, pretreatment of water, water stills, pure steam generators and distribution systems with tanks, where the largest tank has a volume of 8,000 liters. Through its complexity/size, the major benefits of merging all expertise and production under one roof are illustrated.
"I am really looking forward to the opportunity to show our other customers in the Life Science industry the new facility. They will from now on encounter a Getinge that offers even greater opportunities that comply with their needs and wishes," concludes Peter Ljungkvist.
ABOUT THE WATER AND STEAM SYSTEMS PRODUCTION AREA
The production area is situated under the same roof as the rest of the Getinge Sterilization production, but is separated by a flexible wall. The media pipe work and cabling are isolated from the production hall by a white inner wall, through which the media like steam and feed water are supplied through stainless steel utility panels.
The area will have limited access and only staff who have taken part in the dedicated GMP Training Program will be allowed to perform assembly and test on the units.
Among others, the following features are available: Number of test stands: 10 Plant Steam Capacity: 10 000 kg/h at 8 bars Pure Steam Capacity: 8 000 kg/h at 3 bars Feed Water Capacity: 10 m3/h (single pass RO) Orbital Welding Flexibility: From 0 1/2" to 0 6" Climate Controlled Welding Area: 24 m2 Electrical Box Assembly Area: 20 m2
About Getinge Infection Control
Getinge is a world leader in complete solutions for effective and efficient cleaning, disinfection and sterilization. Our know-how comprises everything from architectural planning, production and handling equipment, to systems for full traceability of sterile goods. Our commitment covers expert advice, training and long-term technical support.
Getinge Infection Control AB Business Development Director Stephen Morley +44(0)7795-316-364 [email protected]
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