Pharma Technology Inc. (PTI), a provider of tablet dedusters and capsule polishers combined with metal detectors and loading systems for pharmaceutical solid dose production, is moving its headquarters to a greenfield site half a mile from its current home in Nivelles, Belgium.
At 60,000 square feet, the new site is twice the size of the company’s former facility and, among other attributes, will feature a large R&D center to build upon its tablet dedusting, capsule polishing, and OSD testing technology.
The new headquarters also doubles Pharma Technology’s manufacturing capacity, and significantly increases its stocking space. Modernized technology is expected to boost production of high-end equipment with continuous quality control through all manufacturing and assembly stages. A fully equipped demonstration lab accommodates customer tests, factory acceptace tests (FATs) and special projects with occupational exposure band (OEB) 3 containment capacity.
Leading up to the move, the company hired more than a dozen workers to bring its personnel count to approximately 75. A formal inauguration for the new plant is planned for March 2018.
“Upgrading and upsizing our facility is a result of the tremendous growth we’ve experienced in the past few years, and the continued growth we anticipate moving forward,” said Nic Michel, general manager for Pharma Technology Inc.
(Source: Pharma Technology Inc.; Top Photo: Pharma Technology Nivelles, Belgium Facility, credit Pharma Technology Inc.)