Sartorius is investing € 100 million (US $ 113 million) between 2021 and 2025 to expand the production, innovation and storage capacities of its French facilities in Aubagne, Cergy and Lourdes.
- 4000 m additional2 of clean room space above the existing 5,000 m2
- The deployment of new R&D laboratories covering nearly 2,000 m2 strengthen the company’s capacity for innovation
- An upgrade of the company’s logistics platforms and a development of more than 10,000 m2 warehouses and storage depots
- Digitization and automation of equipment to increase capacity and competitive advantage
The investment will enable Sartorius to further improve its performance, increase its innovation and meet growing market demand. As part of its growth strategy, Sartorius will create up to 400 new permanent jobs at the four French sites between 2021 and 2025. The company is looking for new talents in operations, such as production managers, machine operators , those responsible for continuous improvement; product development staff, including engineers, data analysts; and marketing staff. Sartorius will also support its teams by facilitating the acquisition of new cutting-edge skills, particularly in the automation and digitization of equipment used in workflows.
“We see our biopharmaceutical customers entering a new phase characterized by a high pace of innovation, substantial investments in their operations and increasing demands on us as suppliers. We are supporting their efforts, significantly increasing capacity and increasing the speed of delivery, ”said Luc Burgard, Managing Director of Sartorius Stedim FMT and Head of Bioprocess Solutions Division Operations at Sartorius, in a press release. “Investments in our French facilities will strengthen our industrial capacities in this country and ensure the sustainability of our operations here. “