Datwyler, a leading manufacturer of system-critical elastomer components for pharmaceutical packaging, will nearly double production capacity at its Pune facility and add 400 jobs soon, the company said.
By starting up a second plant on the premises in the third quarter of 2022, Datwyler aims to increase output significantly to meet growing global demand.
“We are excited to start up the second plant at our Pune site in these days and proud to expand our capacity significantly,” Dirk Borghs, head of the Datwyler Healthcare business, said.
For some time now, Datwyler has been operating all three production standards at its Indian site – ‘Essential, Advanced, and FirstLine’. Examples of the FirstLine standard are OmniFlex stoppers for use in vials for global distribution.
FirstLine is the most advanced manufacturing concept in the industry, specially designed to manufacture pharmaceutical rubber components for the high-end pharmaceutical and biotech markets.
The operation encompasses ultra-modern cleanroom technology, automated production cells, automated camera inspection, and a unique validated washing process.
The expansion of the Pune facility began in 2019, making the original facility Datwyler Healthcare’s largest production operation by volume. Since then, a whole second plant for Essential and Advanced production standards has been added to the campus.
This will enable Datwyler to continuously relocate its Essential and Advanced production units from the first plant to the new second plant. As a result, there will be free space in the first plant, making it possible to expand production capacity for the FirstLine standard.
“The impetus for the expansion at the Pune facility comes from the demand generated for critical pharmaceutical packaging components as the injectables market grows rapidly,” Rahul Dev, senior vice president of Global Operations Healthcare Solutions, said.
The entire facility incorporates rational and lean production flows by the six sigma methodology. The FirstLine standard is used to produce Datwyler’s most complex elastomer components.
Datwyler focuses on system-critical elastomer components and has leading positions in attractive global markets such as healthcare, mobility, connectivity, general industry, and food and beverage.
Datwyler develops, designs, and manufactures solutions for injectable packaging and drug delivery systems within the healthcare solutions business area.