Romaco celebrates Bologna facility opening with in-house exhibition

17-Dec-2021

The move to Bologna Pianoro was completed in several stages in summer 2021. The 15,000 sqm facility provides increased space for manufacturing primary, secondary and final packaging solutions

Romaco has officially opened its Bologna production facility, marking the occasion with a five-day open house. More than 200 guests visited the in-house exhibition in the building, where the company showcased its latest technologies.

15 machines and lines built by Romaco and its partners, Omas Tecnosistemi, Omag and Farmo Res, were on show in the assembly workshop. During presentations and live demonstrations, visitors gained insight into the portfolio – from fluid bed processors by Innojet, tablet presses by Kilian and perforated coating pans by Tecpharm through aseptic powder and liquid filling technologies by Macofar as well as blister and strip packaging lines by Noack and Siebler to cartoners and final packaging solutions by Promatic.

The event closed with a series of presentations by various speakers from the international pharmaceutical industry – including Jörg Zimmermann, Chair to the International Board of Directors of the ISPE (International Society for Pharmaceutical Engineering), who gave a run-down of the most recent revision of the EU GMP Guidelines Annex 1 on the manufacture of sterile medicinal products.

“Our open house in Bologna enabled us to share Romaco’s evolution over the last few years with visitors”, said Jörg Pieper, CEO of the Romaco Group. “We haven’t simply acquired more space; we’ve also grown generally as a company and have duly invested in the expansion and further development of our product range. We’re now in a position to offer our users in the pharmaceutical industry the right machine for every process step – either standalone or in-line. At the same time, our technologies are engineered to help our customers reduce their carbon dioxide emissions permanently.”

The move to Bologna Pianoro was completed in several stages in summer 2021. The 15,000 sqm facility provides increased space for manufacturing primary, secondary and final packaging solutions from Macofar and Promatic. More than 190 people are currently employed at the Romaco plant in Bologna.

“51 factory acceptance tests (FAT) passed in only ten weeks – that’s the excellent result since we moved into our new building”, said Nicola Magriotis, MD of Romaco in Bologna. “I’d particularly like to thank my team; after all, without them – and their untiring dedication and commitment – we could never have got off to such a successful start. The move into the new premises has set the course irrevocably for the future and paved the way for sustainable growth.”

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The building was reportedly designed from beginning to end with sustainability in mind. In addition to green electricity and the construction of a solar roof, the heat-reflecting blinds and the energy efficient ventilation and filtration system are designed to systematically reduce carbon dioxide emissions.

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