Vetter boosts quality and logistic processes

Completes new Centre for Visual Inspection and Logistics

Vetter has invested in a new Centre for Visual Inspection and Logistics

Contract development and manufacturing organisation Vetter has invested €35m in a new Centre for Visual Inspection and Logistics that offers high bay warehousing for cool and room-temperature goods.

The firm is also setting high safety standards for quality control at the centre at Ravensburg Vetter West, Germany. Up to 400 people will be employed at the centre.

‘With the new site, we are enhancing the logistics and quality processes to a new level,’ said Vetter’s managing director Thomas Otto.

‘Efficient and safe processes respond to current and future challenges in the pharmaceutical and biotech industries while our Centre for Visual Inspection and Logistics is a fundamental part of our system of rapid and reliable delivery to our customers worldwide.’

With its state-of-the-art systems and technology for warehousing and administration of goods, Vetter’s entire supply chain is now adapted to the needs of the separate supply and manufacturing processes. In January 2012, the company was granted manufacturing approval and cGMP certification from the RP Tuebingen, Germany.

Ravensburg Vetter West is also setting high standards in terms of renewable energies. For example, photovoltaic panels have been affixed to the façade to generate solar power, while regional farmers are running a biogas plant to supply a block heating and power plant at the facility for heating purposes. Geothermal energy has thus been tapped to regulate temperatures in the high-bay warehouse, while excess energy is being recycled.

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