Lonza digitises Capsugel manufacturing environments

The Switzerland-based company chose Rockwell’s PharmaSuite Manufacturing Execution System (MES) software to help avoid disruptions during high volume periods

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Lonza has selected Rockwell Automation to bring the digital factory to nine former Capsugel facilities that manufacture drug capsules. The Switzerland-based company chose Rockwell’s PharmaSuite Manufacturing Execution System (MES) software to digitise the operations in its manufacturing environments.

Specifically, this solution is designed to help avoid disruptions during high volume periods of just-in-time orders for on-demand production, ushering in a new era of operational efficiency.

Lonza will use PharmaSuite MES software, along with FactoryTalk InnovationSuite software to better trace product down to the individual capsule carton and gain insights into performance and production.

A segregation of SAP and PharmaSuite MES will also help avoid the disruption of in case of a global enterprise resource planning ERP shutdown or required maintenance by enforcing workflows and collecting necessary information.

Rockwell services all of the top 10 global life sciences firms, offering expertise in scalable digital transformation, industrial analytics, and IoT solutions for fully automated, high-speed manufacturing environments.

“Digital transformation is bringing new levels of operational efficiency, quality, process automation, and employee productivity to pharmaceutical companies globally,” said John Genovesi, Senior VP of Enterprise Accounts and Software at Rockwell Automation.

Rockwell’s software solutions help organisations continually optimise its operations for the digital age. The company is currently working with Lonza on an innovation programme to keep its operations on the leading edge of pharmaceutical manufacturing.

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