Vetter has won the 2018 ISPE Facility of the Year Award (FOYA) in the Facility of the Future category for its Center for Visual Inspection and Logistics. The renowned prize is awarded annually by the prominent industry association, the International Society for Pharmaceutical Engineering (ISPE), to companies that have shown outstanding foresight, care and innovative creativity in the design and implementation of their facilities. The FOYA judges panel for ISPE was impressed by the intelligent combination of location design, state-of-the-art technologies and innovative processes at the Ravensburg Vetter West site. The new center offers an outstanding degree of efficiency, flexibility, quality and security in the injectables supply chain.
Altogether, the site offers Vetter’s customers a great deal of added value, notably most outstanding quality with reduced throughput times, irrespective of the batch size. The building‘s modular design also allows for simple and gradual creation of more space without expansion work affecting its operations. This architecture is a direct response to an increasing customer demand for more capacity.
“We are very pleased to have received this important international award,” said Vetter Managing Director Thomas Otto. “Being selected by the jury is not only a great honor, but also an incentive to maintain our focus on quality in terms of products and processes.” His management colleague Peter Soelkner summarizes: “In our future-oriented Center for Visual Inspection and Logistics, we combine many years of expertise in optimizing supply chain processes. In this way, we can offer our customers – including the world’s top 20 pharmaceutical and biotech companies – ideal conditions for transport, storage and quality assurance of their products.”