€7m investment to boost flexibility in custom manufacturing
Lamotte, FRANCE / Frankfurt, GERMANY – Today, the WeylChem Group of Companies officially puts into operation a new multi-purpose custom manufacturing plant at its French site in Lamotte in the Hauts-de-France region. This investment of around €7m significantly enhances the site’s flexibility and capacity in synthesizing modern, complex and even corrosive molecules. A high level of automation, including the use of robotic elements, allows for even greater efficiency.
The project consisted of a comprehensive overhaul of an existing production line, by adding key elements such as an acid-proof 4m 2 Hastelloy filter dryer, a thin-film evaporator and a 10m 3 stainless steel reactor. As a result, temperatures of up to 200°C and a service pressure of up to 8 bars can now be reached.
“Further upgrading our custom manufacturing capacity and capabilities enables us to serve our customers even better – particularly those in the pharmaceutical industry – by providing efficient, digitally-driven high-quality processes within a demanding business environment,” says Alix Deschamps, Managing Director of WeylChem Lamotte.
Uwe Brunk, President of the WeylChem Group of Companies, adds: “This large investment forms part of a global initiative to enhance our multi-purpose set-up that also includes the new Halex and ring chlorination plants in Germany. I’m extremely happy with how smoothly the project has been managed, despite the challenges posed by the Covid situation. This new asset strengthens our position as a versatile, high-quality partner with reliable European supply chains.”
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