New manufacturing plant
Acino is a Swiss-based pharmaceutical company that develops, manufactures and internationally markets well-proven and innovative pharmaceuticals in novel drug delivery forms. Acino is a leader in advanced drug delivery technologies with a focus on modified release oral forms, oral dispersible forms, transdermal systems and extended release parenterals, for which it also holds patents. Under the brand “Acino Switzerland”, Acino markets Swiss-quality medicines in currently 80 countries in the Middle East, Africa, Latin America and Asia. The Acino Group is headquartered in Basle and has about 850 employees at present. Already today, Acino Miesbach is the second largest manufacturer of transdermal patches in Europe.
The new factory features state-of-the-art pharmaceutical manufacturing equipment and includes laboratories and modern storage space. Starting operations in the fourth quarter of 2012, it is scaled to increase the currently produced volume of 37 million patches per year by two to threefold. Furthermore, it allows for additional expansions in the future. In the mid-term, Acino expects to deliver an output of transdermal systems in a three-digit million range from the new facility alone. The new plant creates up to 40 new positions for highly skilled professionals and young apprentices. Total investment amounted to about EUR 20 million.
io-consultants was assigned by Acino to carry out the general planning, site supervision and qualification of this interesting and challenging project. The smooth collaboration of
io-consultants’ business divisions pharmaceutical process technology, project management, integrated building design and logistics allowed for a professional planning and implementation of this construction project on schedule and within the given budget.
”Our operations here in Miesbach are thriving. We continue to invest in technological innovation and steadily grow the site in view of promising pipeline projects and thanks to the fruitful cooperation we enjoy with customers and authorities.“