Recipharm completes blow-fill-seal expansion

Recipharm has announced its new blow-fill-seal machinery is now operational following a substantial investment last year at its facility in Kaysersberg, France.

The 18 million euros invested adds a new blow-fill-seal high-speed filling and packaging line to the site, taking the total number of lines to eight and increasing the facility’s manufacturing capacity by 200 million unidoses/year.

In addition, the investment adds 2,400 square metres to the facility creating space for a further three machines, which will ultimately allow the site to manufacture over 1.2 billion unidoses/year.

The Kaysersberg site is a facility specialising in Blow-fill-seal technology for sterile liquids. The site manufactures single dose units and has an advanced aseptic process for sterile liquid packaging applications.  

Yves Buelens, General Manager at Recipharm’s Kaysersberg site, said: “This latest investment is in direct response to customer demand for single-dose and sterile manufacturing services, such as aseptic processing for eye care and ear care products, particularly from markets such as the US, Turkey, Australia and Canada. We have worked hard to develop a flexible service that can cater for even the most complex of projects. Adding the line to our facility will allow us to take on new customer projects more quickly, as well as continue to meet our current customers’ requirements.”