28 October 2022 | News
Further investments are planned across the company
Headquartered in Germany, Vetter, a global contract development and manufacturing organisation (CDMO), has announced the commissioning of a new warehouse designed to help meet increasing customer market supply demands.
With a total investment of approx. 20 million euros, the new fully automated building provides storage space for materials with high-stock turnover rates such as packaging components and thus optimizing the company’s logistical infrastructure. In addition, valuable capacity will be freed up in the existing warehouse.
Construction of the warehouse began in April 2021 and was designed to further address the company’s strategic expansion plans. The new storage facility includes 7,700 sq. metres of logistics space consisting of 1,200 sq. metres for incoming and outgoing goods and 6,500 sq. metres of room temperature storage with the capacity for more than 16,000 pallets and a shelf height of 14 metres. The state-of-the-art high-bay warehouse is equipped with automated forklifts and six positions for trucks on a receiving area ramp connected to the transfer area. Four driverless shuttles connect the transfer area with the building’s shelves while four driverless forklifts operate between them.
The completion of another production building for aseptic manufacturing, at the CDMO’s Schuetzenstrasse site, is planned for the end of 2026, with several new cleanrooms to be realized in the subsequent years. In addition, the implementation of further automated visual inspection machines is planned.
Currently employing more than 5,700 individuals worldwide, the company has long-term experience in supporting biotechnology and pharmaceutical customers both large and small.