Vetter €30m investment will enhance strategic partnerships

Start of construction for modern centre for visual inspection and logistics

Official groundbreaking ceremony for new Ravensburg facility Vetter West with (from right to left): Wolfgang Kerkhoff (Executive Committee, Vetter), Bianca Vetter (Member of the Owner Family), Udo J. Vetter (Partner and Chairman of Vetter’s Advisory Board), PhD Daniel Rapp (Mayor, Ravensburg), Thomas Otto (Managing Director, Vetter), Peter Soelkner (Managing Director, Vetter), Max Horn (Managing Director, Vetter), and Gunther Strothe (Executive Committee, Vetter)

A groundbreaking ceremony has taken place for Vetter’s newest facility, Ravensburg Vetter West. Vetter, a specialist in aseptically pre-filled drug-delivery systems, will build a state-of-the-art high bay warehouse for cold-storage and room-temperature goods. Space will also be dedicated for automatic and manual visual inspection as well as for stability chambers.

The new facility will allow the company to optimise both its control and logistical processes, which will enable safe and expeditious product delivery to customers. To power the new facility, Vetter will use mostly renewable energy: the storefront will be equipped with photovoltaic cells; for climate control of storage rooms, Vetter will harness geothermal energy, a biogas-fired block heat and power plant and excess energy.

The first construction phase, scheduled for completion by the end of 2011, is estimated to cost more than b30m.

‘Our investment in a state-of-the-art centre for visual inspection and logistics is an investment in our partnership with customers worldwide,’ says Vetter managing director Thomas Otto. ‘The facility will broaden the base for our global market supply and underscores our dedication to staying at the forefront of technology.’

A highly efficient floor plan and optimised personnel and material flows enable a high level of product safety. End-to-end material tracking ensures optimised processes and high traceability. Specially secured storage rooms for visual inspection help prevent product mix-ups and cross-contamination.

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