09. July 2019 | Economy

CSPE Center inaugurated

On 26 June, Optima Pharma's new assembly hall was inaugurated. It has been named the CSPE Center. In what was a festive ceremony, Hans Buehler, the Managing Director of the Optima Group, handed over the ultra-modern building to the staff of Optima Pharma. The new building, with an area of 4,600 square meters, reportedly creates the space needed for large-scale complete pharmaceutical systems. The group, by its own account, has invested a double-digit million sum in the new building in Schwaebisch Hall, Germany.

In the past year, the company has introduced CSPE (Comprehensive Scientific Process Engineering) as a technical and scientific approach that is said to shorten the delivery and commissioning times of complex turnkey plants. As a result of the new infrastructure, "integrated acceptances" reportedly are now possible within the scope of the new, future-oriented CSPE processes. According to the company, the entire system – consisting of isolator and filling and closing machine – has been fully tested and approved on site in Schwaebisch Hall.

The building was completed ahead of schedule

The assembly hall, which is twelve metres high, provides 3,600 square meters of space to house the large pharmaceutical plants. This is adjoined on the north side by a three-storey office building. Cranes can be used up to a height of eight metres. These are said to provide a high level of safety.

The preliminary planning phase for the new building began as early as 2016. Construction was originally scheduled to start in 2021, but was brought forward due to the high volume of orders received by the pharma company. The construction work began in October 2018, and the building was completed in April 2019.

edited by Christiane Lingrön

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