Gerresheimer is modernising its German production site in Pfreimd, bringing “cutting-edge” technology to the facility, the company announced 8 March.
The first phase of the construction process involved the renovating of the clean room in Hall 2 which was completed recently. Halls 1 and 3 are to follow.
The process included a switch to a “more powerful, more energy-efficient technology”, said the German glass and plastic packaging firm, adding that despite the obstacles, the overhaul was completed in eight weeks.
“The rebuilding work involved gutting the entire clean room down to its shell and rebuilding it, fitting state-of-the-art ventilation technology equipped with fan filter units (FFUs),” the company added.
Total investment for this stage of overhaul ran into the “low seven-figure” range, according to Gerresheimer.
“This investment marks a clear commitment to Pfreimd – one of our most important sites. Despite a whole host of obstacles including frost, flooding, and material supply issues, the project was accomplished incredibly fast,” said Oliver Burgel global executive vice president operations, purchasing & quality, management board, Gerresheimer Regensburg GmbH.